Threshold Arts Membership & Sponsorships

Threshold Arts is a 501(c)3 nonprofit arts organization which was founded to program and activate the artistic and common spaces within the Castle Community. The mission of Threshold Arts is to provide year-round space, material resources, and educational programming for artists at all levels of experience; to connect members of Rochester’s rich, intercultural, multidisciplinary creative communities while engaging regional and global audiences; and to strengthen the economic vitality of Southeast Minnesota’s maturing arts scene. Threshold Arts will accomplish this by working toward the following goals:

  • Provide exposure for artists (visual artists, literary artists, performing artists, etc...) and space to make, show, teach, and sell their art

  • Host programs that connect the community and foster collaboration, including: concerts, performances, events, classes and workshops, retreats, and more

  • Create an environment in which artists can connect with the community

  • Offer opportunities for creative engagement for the community

  • Maintain a civic space for the community to gather, connect, and celebrate

You can get involved and/or support the work of Threshold Arts by becoming a member or sponsoring specific artist programs. For more information on membership and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Naura Anderson at or (507) 218-7214.

Artist Membership Opportunities

Artist Access

$30 monthly / $300 annually

Includes access to shared workspaces* including maker-space with associated tools/materials, darkroom, green room, and community studio; the opportunity to display select artwork throughout The Castle common areas (sales facilitated by Threshold are subject to a 30% commission collected by Threshold Arts); artist listing on Threshold Arts website, annual report, and quarterly newsletter.

*Shared workspace access is based on availability. If using shared workspaces for fee-based classes or lessons, Threshold Arts receives a 20% split of the collected participation fees in lieu of a rental fee. Equipment and material fees may apply for select uses.

Dedicated Artist

$75 monthly / $840 annually

Includes all Artist Access benefits, plus: lockable dedicated workstation in the Threshold maker-space.

Artist in Residence

$250-300 per month

Includes all Artist Access benefits, plus: 3-6 month residency in the Threshold Creative Studios. Availability based on application and selection by Threshold Arts residency committee.

Community & CORPORATE MEMBERSHIP Opportunities

Community Member

$15 monthly / $150 annually

Benefits include: 10% discount on Threshold Arts ticketed events*, classes, and workshops; advance sale on ticketed events; access to member-only events; name recognition on Threshold Arts website and annual report; 10% discounts with all Castle Community partners: Collective Books & Records, Queen City Coffee & Juice, The Art Store & Neon Green Studio, Latent Space, and Cameo Restaurant (lunches only).**

* excludes select fundraising events
** applies to two adults and all minors living in a single household

Supporting Member

$50 monthly / $500 annually

Includes all Community level benefits, plus name recognition on print newsletters, invitation to VIP pre-event receptions.

Sustaining Member

$100 monthly / $1,000 annually

Includes all Supporting level benefits, plus: one complimentary private event in the Turret Gallery per year; name recognition on donor wall in the Castle Commons.

Corporate Member

$5,000 annually

Includes all Sustaining level benefits, plus: name/logo recognition on the founder's wall in the Castle lobby; one-year community membership benefits for up to 20 employees.

Corporate Founder

$10,000 founding partnership

Includes all Sustaining level benefits, plus: one complimentary event* in the Event Hall per year; primary name/logo recognition on the founder's wall in the Castle lobby; one-year community membership benefits for up to 50 employees.

*select restrictions apply