We want to make art experiences accessible to as wide an audience as possible. Everyone should be able to make and experience art.

Alfred Arts Studio at the West is committed to ensuring everyone has equitable opportunities to participate in our various programs, workshops and events to the extent that we can. The flexible pricing model represents the idea that financial resources, including income, are not and should not be the only determining factor in whether or not someone can access our programming.

We recognize that people have different abilities to pay. We offer fee options within the Community Supported Pricing model. These options allow participants to choose the amount that works best for them, while assisting us to keep our program fees accessible. We encourage registrants to choose the fee that is most appropriate for their circumstances.

Registrants have an opportunity to pay it forward, if they are financially able, which in turn assists in increasing the number of people who can participate. A very big thank you to those who can contribute more! 

Your choice is always kept confidential and does not affect the quality of your experience.

Community Supported pricing is for those facing financial or other hardships, Standard pricing is the base cost, and Clay It Forward helps cover others in your program. There is no application for the different amounts–simply pay what works for you.