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 [email protected] for additional information about joining our artist community.
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 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 agree to change out their work a minimum of six times a year and abide by an agreement that their work will not be shown in galleries within the city limits of New Smyrna Beach. (Artists Workshop is excluded from this restriction.) Hub artists also have the opportunity to submit applications for solo and group exhibitions in the Founders and Fine Art Photography galleries. Applicants must agree to a 20% commission on work sold through The Hub on Canal and sign a rental agreement for wall or studio space.
Monthly rates are based on size and location. Wall space is $50 (minimum) up to $100 + tax. Studio space ranges from $100 to $250 + tax. Pedestals for 3D work may also be available. Marketing, utilities, and seven days a week, staffed retail operations are included in the rental fee.
An annual Hub membership (at the level of your choice) is required of all Hub artists.
The Selection Committee meets monthly to review all applications. Selection Committee decisions are based on the
quality and originality of the work, your ability to participate required hours and/or have a significant presence online including social media platforms and that you are an artist living in Central Florida.
Thank you for your interest in becoming a Hub artist. Heather L. Pastor
Director of Gallery Operations [email protected]
Please download and follow directions on the form and return to The Hub on Canal at the address found at the bottom of the form.