The Chicago Industrial Arts and Design Center offers annual Memberships to help offset operating expenses and to support our Mission. Individual Memberships are available for ages 16+, and are valid for 12-months from purchase date.
CIADC Membership purchase is tax deductible.
What are the benefits to CIADC Membership?
Members receive discounts on Classes and Studio Access, Members can work during Open Studio Access without being enrolled in a Class (after meeting STUC requirements), among other perks. Membership also supports CIADC with our Mission, and is tax-deductible.
Will a Membership pay for itself?
Yes! Member discounts quickly add up and offset -or- pay for the annual fee. For example, Member savings on just (2) 10-week classes and (6) Open Studio Access uses over the course of 12-months, negate the Membership fee (based on current Student vs. Student Member rates).
What is the difference between a Student Member and an Access Member?
Members currently enrolled in any Core Class are considered Student Members. Members not enrolled in any Core Class, but are certified to use Open Studio Access in select Departments are considered Access Members. Student Members receive the most discounted Studio Access rates.
Do I have to be a Member to use the space?
No. Membership is not required to enroll in a Core Class, Workshop, or to use Studio Access as a Student. Membership is required, however, anytime you want to use Open Studio Access in a Department outside of an enrolled Class.
Receive 15% discounted tuition rate on most adult CIADC classes and workshops
Receive discounted Studio Access rates
Can use Open Studio Access in any Department even when not enrolled in class (must meet STUC prerequisites)
Can display works on the Online Member Gallery and in-house, curated CIADC Member Gallery