Highpoint Artists' Cooperative

The Highpoint Artists' Cooperative is accepting applications for new members. HP’s co-op artists are provided key card access to a fully-equipped printmaking facility where they can independently work in the space. Some benefits of membership include the opportunity to show work in our semi-annual co-op exhibitions (main gallery) or through a solo show in our Threshold Gallery, and half-price discounts on most adult classes and workshops. The communal print shop atmosphere fosters creative practice, new relationships, knowledge sharing amongst printers, and the chance to be part of this unique organization.

We offer membership discounts to recent college graduates, recent HP interns, and also to our annually renewing members.

Click here for a virtual tour of the Highpoint printshop. If you would like to see the space for yourself or talk more about membership options, please contact Exhibitions and Artists' Cooperative Manager Josh Bindewald at info@highpointprintmaking.org.

Joining the Co-op

Co-op members work at Highpoint on an independent basis to produce their own prints and therefore must be at least 18 years of age or older. The co-op at Highpoint is designed specifically for individuals who have demonstrated an appropriate level of experience in printmaking and are granted access to work in one or more printmaking techniques, including relief, lithography, intaglio, monotype, and screenprinting. While not all new members have extensive experience in their chosen medium, we do require that they have the ability to use the facilities correctly, independently, safely, and with consideration for other members.

Prospective members must read and complete a full application form, interview with the Artists’ Cooperative Manager to assess technical ability, and complete a thorough studio and safety orientation before using the studio. You can download the application by clicking the link at the bottom of this page or you can stop by Highpoint and ask for one.

If you have questions call 612.871.1326 or email info@highpointprintmaking.org.

Membership Options

Three-Month (Non-Working)

  • $200.00 per month, for three months
  • Must be a current Highpoint Supporting Member, $40.00 per year minimum
  • $100.00 refundable damage / contract completion deposit
  • 3 additional consecutive months available at $175.00 per month

Six-month (Non-Working)

  • $175.00 per month, for six months 
  • Must be a current Highpoint Supporting Member, $40.00 per year minimum 
  • $100.00 refundable damage / contract completion deposit
  • Additional consecutive months available at $175.00 each
  • Right to defer use for one month within contract period

Six-Month (working), Limited availability

  • $100.00 per month, for six months 
  • Must be a current Highpoint Supporting Member, $40.00 per year minimum
  • $100.00 refundable damage / contract completion deposit
  • Right to defer use for one month within contract period
  • Contract holder agrees to 1.5 hours, 1 day per week of scheduled and assigned cleaning and restocking duties

Discounted Rates

  • Recent Highpoint Interns: monthly discount for one year following completion of internship.
  • Recent college graduates: $25 monthly discount for first year after graduation.
  • Currently enrolled university level students: $25 Monthly Discount.
  • Returning members: 2% off each consecutive year of membership for up to 6 years or 12%.
  • New members: New co-op members signing a six-month contract receive a 50% discount on their first months’ dues and the $40.00 Highpoint Supporting Membership fee is waived for the first year of co-op membership. 

Discounts can be combined but some restrictions may apply. Please contact us for more information.