Colossal is an international platform for contemporary art and visual expression that explores a vast range of creative disciplines. Since launching in 2010, we have written about more than 6,000 artists and designers. We pride ourselves in celebrating the work of both emerging and established artists through an ongoing commitment to making art accessible to everyone. Colossal sparks real-world change from grade-school art classrooms to some of the world’s leading museums and commercial galleries.
As advertising collapsed at the beginning of the pandemic, membership has become our primary source of revenue. Without you, there is no us. Even if you can’t support us directly during this extraordinary time, it means the world to us to know you’re out there. If membership isn’t for you, consider a one-time donation via PayPal, credit card, or check.
For the month of August, 15% of all new membership fees will be used to purchase art supplies for students around the U.S. through DonorsChoose.org.
Christopher Jobson, Founder & Editor-in-Chief
All membership levels include the following benefits & perks.
- Ad-free Reading Experience
Active members will not see banner advertising on Colossal when logged into their account.
- In-Depth Interviews
Membership helps us hire incredible contributing writers as part of our interview series. These special contributors talk to some of the most exciting, engaging, and brilliant contemporary artists, designers, makers, and creators from around the world. Recent interviews include Ai Weiwei, Icy & Sot, Bisa Butler, and many more.
- Special Offers & Deep Discounts From Our Friends & Partners
Enjoy discounts plus a rotating slate of savings and special offers from select friends. Currently: 20% off art supplies from Dynamic Distraction, 15% off eligible prints and photos (and all custom framing) at 20×200, 15% off shirts at Super Superficial, 20% off Create! Magazine, and 10% off at the Booooooom Shop.
- Members-only Newsletter
A subscription to our monthly Membership News that includes details on upcoming features and events, news, and special perks.
- Early Access & Discounts to Events
Early invites + access to Colossal events, plus ticket discounts when possible.
- 1% for Art in the Classroom (15% for August!)
Colossal believes strongly in supporting art education. One percent of membership fees are allocated to DonorsChoose.org where we have purchased supplies and materials impacting 3,236 students across the United States.
- Colossal Artist Grants
With help from your membership dollars, Colossal will soon launch an annual grant fund. Stay tuned in 2020.
Questions? Please read the FAQ below or email [email protected].
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Patron of the Arts
A month of art and design for just 33¢ a day.
Patron of the Arts (Annual)
If you’ve read this far you probably love us, and we love you. We’re beyond grateful for your contribution.
Become a modern-day Medici and our new best friend. This membership level comes with a lifetime of thank yous (we’ll even send one personally).
Students and educators are our most valuable audience. We’re happy to make you a fully-fledged Colossal member for just $5 monthly. Shoot us a quick email with your role or institution: [email protected].