Become a member of the RI Center for Photographic Arts and join a community dedicated to sharing a love of photography! Grow your creativity and craft through workshops, increase your exposure, and collaborate with others to develop group and individual projects. Develop conversations about your work and gain insights and feedback through the support of fellow members. There are many opportunities to participate. RICPA accepts members from the local region and throughout the world. If you have any questions, please take a look at the Membership FAQ page.
You can join the RICPA at different levels that come with different benefits and commitments. Pick the one that suits your needs and interests. Before you can pay membership dues, either for the first time or to renew an expired membership, you must log in to the site.
Will subscribe to announcements like new post alerts, workshop, exhibits, and the like. This is necessary to be able to log in to the site to purchase one of the membership levels below. No additional membership benefits.
Steps necessary to become a visitor level member are:
- Visit the Registration page, enter your name and email
- Click on Register button which will record the basic information and generate an email to you
- Check your mail and click on the link to create your user id and password and provide more information, THIS STEP IS IMPORTANT. Accounts that have not completed this step will be deleted within a short grace period.
- After completing the above steps, you will have an active Visitor level membership which is necessary to purchase paid memberships shown below
Steps necessary to become any one of the following dues-paying members are:
- Have at least a Visitor Level membership with login credentials
- Login to the site by visiting the Login/Edit Profile page
- Purchase the level of membership desired from the Join Us page
Student Member -$35
Enjoy all the benefits of a Community Membership package at student pricing. Student Membership is renewable for two years after college or graduate school graduation.
Community Member – $75
Join the RIPhotoArts community. Enjoy discounts on member programming, 20% off all open call entry fees and a $25 discount on your first workshop of $200, plus one free portfolio review annually. Also includes entry into our annual Community Members Show.
Exhibiting Member – $150
Join the community at the Exhibiting Membership level. Enjoy discounts on our member programming, 20% off all open call entry fees and a $50 discount on your first workshop of $200 or more. Exhibiting Membership includes entry into our annual Community Members Show and the Annual Juried Members Show.
Please note: Exhibiting Membership is by invitation or portfolio review. Reviews are available online or in person.
Scheduling is available on our website.
Supporting Member -$300
Supporting Membership includes all privileges and discounts listed above, plus a dedicated photographer’s page on our website. Exhibiting Membership benefits also include promotional support and advertising of your events and activities by RIPhotoArts.
Print Club Member – $500
Build or start your photography collection, plus enjoy all of the benefits and discounts listed above. Print Club Membership includes your choice of one print annually or a discount on the purchase of our annual Members Portfolio.
Collectors Circle Member – $1,000
Collectors Circle Membership includes all benefits listed above, plus your own copy of our Annual Members Portfolio