Membership Overview

Support the Artists' Fellowship by Becoming a Member 

The Artists' Fellowship continually seeks to publicize its mission to professional fine artists across the United States. Members of the Artists' Fellowship often assist the organization by informally "spreading the word" of its existence, through other arts organizations and their newsletters, or by urging an artist in crisis to apply for assistance. 

As per our constitution, the President of the Fellowship and half of the Board of Trustees must be professional fine artists. 

The Fellowship is proud that its membership includes many artists who are affiliated with other prominent arts organizations. These relationships have assisted the Fellowship to publicize its mission.

Yearly, between 65 and 75 professional fine artists in urgent situations receive aid from the Fellowship. Most of the emergencies involve health-related issues, accidents, eviction, financial crisis or bereavement. Most of our recipients receive aid one time only. On rare occasions other artists might receive continuing support as determined by their particular situation. Long term care is not to be expected.

Primary Benefits of Becoming an Artists' Fellowship Member 

The primary benefit of becoming a member of the Artists' Fellowship is belonging to an organization that assists professional fine artists in times of emergency and when learning of an artist’s need, knowing where to direct them.

Members have the right to vote in the annual election of the Board of Trustees, and to attend the Annual Membership Meeting. 

Members also receive an invitation to attend the Fellowship's Annual Medal Presentation Dinner in New York City. 

The Artists' Fellowship newsletter is published and distributed annually to Fellowship members. It features the previous year’s  medal recipients,  essays about the current year’s recipients and reports on the recent activities and awards of the members of the Artists' Fellowship. Members  submit such items as their exhibits, awards, and commissions to the Artists' Fellowship Newsletter.

Take a look at some of our Past Newsletters

There are Three Categories of Membership:

To apply to be a member, please click on one of the links below or if you prefer, you may also obtain this application directly from Artists' Fellowship, Inc. by emailing us at or writing to us at: 47 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY, 10003.

Sustaining Membership

Persons interested in any of the fine arts or engaged in activities connected with or allied to any of the fine arts are eligible.

Corporate Membership

Corporations, businesses or groups interested in the arts are eligible for membership.


or if you’d prefer fill out a printable version of the Membership Application, print and mail back to us at:

Artists' Fellowship, Inc. 
47 Fifth Avenue 
New York, NY 10003