Studio Artist Information Meetings

Artists and creative people who are interested in renting a studio or having membership access to common space, collaborative work environment and equipment (details pending) can attend and learn! We will tour the spaces available, answer questions about cooperative working models, and walk through contracts for a variety of membership options. Spaces are available on a private, semi-private, shared and collaborative basis. AWE is intentionally flexible to allow for the demand within the artist community to help define offerings.  We need a stack of contracts by the end of May to take to the bank!

Communal Studio Contract, Private Studio Contract, Studio Conduct and Use Terms

Join us!  See the space!  3795 Pilot Knob Rd, Eagan, MN 55123

May 2, 2017: 6:00-7:30 p.m.

May 3, 2017: 9:30-11:00 a.m.

May 11, 2017: 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Studio Artist Application Form

AWE is driven by its collaborative nature; we hope and expect that our studio artists will both contribute to and benefit from their fellow artists. While we cannot provide tours at this time, we will gladly do so once we take possession of the building.

Studio Artists who opt for a 6- or 12-month membership contract will have 24/7 coded access to their studio space as well as AWE’s lounge and kitchenette area. (month-to-month general common studio artists will have access to the studio during business hours.) AWE membership also includes the following benefits: Free Wi-Fi, Utilities included, participation in group shows, open studio nights and community events.

membership Rates

Type of Studio Membership Rate
General Communal Studio $30/month
Ceramics Studio without Storage $125/month
Ceramics Studio with Storage $240/month (64 sq ft)
$375/month (100 sq ft)
General Private Studio Studio sizes and rates vary;
email for details

Application Requirements

Interested artists must fill out the application form below and provide the following materials for jurying*:
*(General Communal Studio applicants will not be subject to the jurying process; however, we ask that these materials be submitted nevertheless for our knowledge and records)

  • A brief resume (no more than 2 pages);

  • A list of 2-3 personal and/or professional references, including names, phone numbers, and email addresses;

  • 3-5 digital images, audio files, or links to online video content (attached with the electronic or mailed application), of work completed within the last 3 years; and

  • A check covering the $50 annual membership fee plus deposit (equal to the first month's dues based on your application choices;  please refer to the Membership Rates section above for details)

Your check will not be deposited unless or until you have passed the jurying process and have signed a membership contract; if you are not accepted to be a studio artist at this time, your check will be returned to you.

Additional Documents: Communal Studio Contract, Private Studio Contract, Studio Conduct and Use Terms

PLEASE NOTE: If, for any reason, AWE’s purchase of the building is not completed, all funds paid will be returned to you.


Please complete and submit the form below

Please click the button to complete and submit the online application form below, with links a shared online album with photos, audio, or video content (such as Google Photos) indicated where requested in the form. Alternatively, you may also email application materials and digital files to

If you prefer to submit your membership application and materials a different way, you may download the application form below (in pdf format) and email the application materials and digital files to You may also apply by mail (with digital files on a shared online drive, compact disc or thumb drive) to:

Art Works Eagan c/o J. Parisi
1236 Tananger Court
Eagan, MN 55123