Become a Hub Artist

Why become a Hub Artist? Hub artists connect with the community by creating and showcasing their work, teaching ongoing classes or workshops, participating in The Hub on Canal events, and volunteering throughout the year.

The Hub on Canal provides artists with many opportunities for participation:

  • Studio space to work and showcase art
  • Wall space to exhibit
  • Instruction for ongoing classes or one-time workshops

Contact The Hub on Canal at 386-957-3924 or email for additional information about joining our artist community.

Working Studios

Artist Studio Space for Rent

There are 30 working studios at The Hub on Canal, 132 Canal Street, in downtown New Smyrna Beach. Studios range in size from 54 to 325 square feet. Criteria for studio space include the following:

Artistic discipline: The Hub on Canal is interested in creating a range of mediums throughout the building, including but not limited to ceramics, painting, sculpture, photography, fiber arts, jewelry, furniture making, design, as well as non-visual arts disciplines such as writing, music, and dance.

Community interaction: The Hub on Canal wants to foster interactive exchanges and experiences for its visitors. This is accomplished through classes, workshops, and events, but it is also achieved through interactions between the artists and the public. Working in the studios on a regular basis is important and the percentage of time spent at The Hub on Canal will be a consideration in the selection process. Artists are encouraged to offer classes/workshops in the communal art classroom. In addition, studio artists are asked to volunteer a minimum of 4 hours per month and to attend openings and events.

Wall Space

Wall space at The Hub on Canal is also available. The Hub on Canal’s lively walls are perfect places for artists to display their work, rotated every month.

Application for Working Studio or Wall Space

Requirements for Artists

Artists selected for rental space at The Hub on Canal must have a body of work large enough to rotate pieces out on a consistent basis. You may not show work in other galleries within the city limits of New Smyrna Beach, with some exceptions. Applicants must agree to a 25% commission on work sold through The Hub on Canal and sign a rental agreement for wall or studio space. An annual Hub membership (at the level of your choice) is required of all Hub artists. 

Interested in becoming a Hub artist? Below are important details to consider:

Monthly Rates: Rates for wall space range from $72 (minimum) to $120 / month plus tax. Studio space ranges from $150 to $275 / month plus tax. These rates likely vary based on the size and location within the facility.

Additional Facilities: Pedestals for 3D work are available for rent as well.

Included Services: The rental fee includes marketing, utilities, and the benefit of having a staffed retail operation seven days a week “in-season” and five days a week off-season.

Application Process: Applications are reviewed monthly by a Selection Committee. They evaluate based on the quality and originality of your work, your ability to fulfill required hours or maintain a significant online presence (including social media), and residency in Florida.

If you’re considering applying, it would be beneficial to prepare examples of your work, ensure your social media presence reflects your artistry, and be ready to demonstrate your commitment to participating in the Hub community. Good luck with your application!

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Hub artist.

Angela Doyle
Manager of Gallery Operations
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