The bylaws of the Arts Club outline the criteria for resident and nonresident membership categories: “Persons qualifying as Artists or Sustaining Members who reside in or have their place of business within the District of Columbia, the Maryland counties of Montgomery, Howard, Baltimore, Anne Arundel, Prince George’s, St.Mary’s, Calvert and Charles, the Maryland city of Baltimore, the Virginia cities of Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church,Manassas,Manassas Park, and the Virginia counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William shall be considered for Resident membership. All others shall be considered for Nonresident membership. Nonresident members may not vote or hold elective office, membership on the Board of Governors, or chairmanship of any Committee.”
Note: Individuals who qualify as nonresidents by these criteria may receive full resident benefits (including voting privileges) by applying in a Resident category at the applicable fee.
Members can choose an affiliation with one or more specific arts disciplines that reflect their background, profession, or cultural interests (see the application for categories.) Alternatively, they may join as Sustaining members; this is a general category for persons who enjoy or support the arts. Sustaining members may later apply for affiliation in an artistic area. Regardless of their category, members may join committees and engage in activities focusing on any artistic discipline.