Apply to be a part of MASS
DEADLINE AUGUST 1ST.
About MASS Membership
MASS is a collectively run nonprofit gallery and project space based in Austin, Texas now in its 13th year of programming. We are seeking to add members to our collective that share our commitment in making Austin an energetic place where the arts prosper and our artist communities are supported. We strive to provide a space where individual member’s skills can actively contribute to the co-creation of keeping MASS a vital space for engaging with a multiplicity of interests and acts of art making.
MASS is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic collective committed to making a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities and women.
MASS exists as a volunteer-run, democratic collective built by artists, educators, and arts administrators dedicated to providing both collective members and the community at large opportunities to expand their understanding of community art as public practice. Through open communication and teamwork, our collective energies contribute to every facet of our operational model. As one unit of creative thinkers, we independently produce group curated exhibitions, public engagement opportunities, and residencies supporting artists of all mediums. Working in chorus with one another, we maintain these efforts with the ultimate goal of continuing to evolve and provide an unconventional framework of support for artists.
Monthly dues of $35
Attend bi-monthly meetings (every other Tuesday night, 7-9pm)
Gallery sitting, usually 2-3 shifts per exhibit
Roughly 20-40 hours a month commitment, including meeting schedule, subcommittee meetings, gallery hours, strike/install, and cleaning.
Actively contribute to curatorial and exhibition maintenance duties. This includes working directly with artists and curators to act as MASS representative and liaison, managing secondary programming elements of exhibition, and logistical duties like staffing, equipment and marketing.
MASS is a fun and energetic organization to be part of and on average requires about 20-40 hours a month of dedicated involvement from all members. We know this is a big commitment that doesn’t work for everybody, but for those of us in the organization, we find a lot of reward working together as a collective.
We look forward to reviewing your application!