Membership offers you great benefits, including:

  • Free gallery admission

  • 1/2 price movie tickets

  • Reduced ticket pricing for UICA events

  • 10% discount at The Shop at UICA

  • Access to UICA Member Mornings

  • Access to The Loft presented by Herman Miller

The Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts is your city's center for:

  • Independent movies, documentaries, and international films

  • Gallery talks, receptions, and other engaging art events

  • Artists’ markets

  • Art exhibitions with cutting-edge work from regional, national and international artists

  • A shop featuring handmade art, jewelry, and home goods

Two ways to sign up

Use our online form and pay with your card.                                                                      Print a form and mail it with a check.


Choose the membership level that's right for you


At any level you will be fostering new forms of expression, promoting collaboration, and providing genuine experiences with contemporary art. Join or renew today to support UICA's exhibitions, programs, and events year-round.

Corporate and Organizational Memberships also available. Please contact for more information.

Questions? Email, or call 616.454.7000. 

New! Add a guest all year long for just $20 a year at any level. Perfect for when you have visitors in town, or want to bring a friend or colleague with you, your guest that day will enjoy the same great UICA benefits as you.

Looking for the best value? The Reciprocal level comes with four guest passes annually, and includes member benefits to over 1,000 institutions through our partnerships with the Mod/Co and the North American Reciprocal Museum Association (New! ) organizations.

Basic Memberships

SINGULAR ⁱ                                               $40
Membership benefits for one person.

We offer a $15 discount for students, seniors (62+), artists and educators. Please register with your University email address or email your school ID, professional resume, business card, or a copy of your driver's license for verification to

DUALⁱ                                                          $60
Membership benefits for two people in the same household.

We offer a $10 discount for Senior Households for two members only. Please email your driver's licenses to for verification.


FAMILY ⁱ                                                      $75
Membership benefits for four people in your household (up to two adults)

RECIPROCAL ⁱ                                         $150
Membership benefits for your household PLUS benefits to Contemporary Museums all across the country, benefits to more than 1,000 Museums as part of the North American Reciprocal Museum Association (NEW! ), plus 4 gallery guest passes annually.

Cutting Edge Memberships

CONTEMPORARY ⁱ                                  $250
Reciprocal membership benefits, plus your name listed on the UICA website as a Cutting Edge Supporter and 20 gallery guest passes annually.

INVENTIVE ⁱ                                              $500
Contemporary membership benefits, plus invitations to special UICA events and 20 gallery guest passes annually.

INNOVATIVE ⁱ                                          $1000
Inventive level membership benefits plus a 20% discount on all UICA facility rentals and 20 gallery guest passes annually.

VISIONARY ²                                           $2500
Innovative level membership benefits, plus two Ultra Film Passes that allow free entry to all regular film screenings and 20 gallery guest passes annually.

GROUNDBREAKING ³                           $5000
Visionary level membership benefits. 20 gallery guest passes annually, plus a private tour with introductions to artists installing their work in our galleries (advanced arrangements required), and a private film screening for you and your friends in our theatre (advanced arrangements required) .

  1. The full price of your membership is deductible to the extent allowed by federal law.
  2. The price of your membership minus $300 is deductible to the extent allowed by federal law.
  3. The price of your membership minus $900 is deductible to the extent allowed by federal law.

UICA thanks our Cutting Edge Supporters

Dirk Hoffius
Seitu Ken Jones

Mark and Cathy Bissell
Sam and Janene Cummings
Judy and David Frey
Dick and Betsy DeVos
Liesel and Hank Meijer
Ellen Satterlee
Rebecca Sitterly
Kate Pew Wolters

Alliance Beverage Distributing Co.
Kost and Candy Elisevich
Margaret and Bob Nault
Marilyn Titche
X-Rite Pantone

Justin and Kara Amash
Adam and Kristina Bird
Bissell, Inc.
The Cakabakery
Clark Communications
Founder’s Brewing Co.
Heather Duffy and Matt Ruiter
Karen Garibaldi
Mark and Barbara Gerson
Herman Miller Corporation
John Hunting
Mary Loupee
Mary Nelson
Les and Barbara Neuman
Thomas and Jill Newhouse
Sandra and Warren Rempel
Brent and Patricia Smith
Molly Bouwsma-Schultz and Scott Schultz
Elizabeth Welch and Brian Schwartz
Kimberly Wellington
Varnum Law
Vias Marketing

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