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What is Core Membership?

Wed Aug 26, 2015, 4:55 PM by Heidi:iconheidi:


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Earlier today, DeviantArt released an announcement explaining what "Core Membership Is..."  To complement that announcement, I've penned a few of my own thoughts about what Core Membership means to me.

DeviantArt owes its existence to its community. The inspiring, pulsating life force that began 15 years ago with a small group of artists and art appreciators has grown more than anyone could have ever imagined. A true force of motivation and support on the Web, our community is one-of-a-kind in its service to the artistic greater good. And it always has been.

Whether you take the extra moment to answer a Note from a student of art hoping to learn from you, leave a thought-provoking comment on a moving piece of art, or simply watch a deviant, you are invested in your fellow artistic man, and that has all happened naturally from day one. The fact that you're here, browsing, collecting, supporting, and creating, just because you feel that pull to change the world through your artistic contributions is an inspiration to all that there is hope for humanity, via the arts.

To use DeviantArt, you need no more than your artistic ambition and an Internet connection. Membership has always been  and will always be  free to use for all across the world. But there are instances when deviants strive to give more, as thanks for providing the framework that brought us all together. In these instances, in exchange for monetary support, we're able to focus on exciting new features, more tools to inspire, and more opportunities to let art shine. 

Just like a donation of your time or funds to a local museum makes it possible for all to reap the benefits of your generosity, so does the support to DeviantArt  it benefits all deviants.

Core Membership is a proclamation from deviants around the globe stating a material commitment to the future of DeviantArt. Core is the fuel that sustains the momentum and leads us forward to building a stable, strong future with the innovations necessary for the community to survive and thrive.  

Core Membership comes with special privileges in return for that commitment, but perhaps the greatest privilege is the knowledge that the entire community can continue to prosper and grow thanks to such generous contributions. 

Why didn’t you formally announce Core before today?
We should have.  It was a mistake to not have properly explained our belief in Core and what it means for DeviantArt.

Why did you change the name of Premium Membership to Core Membership?
While the Premium Membership was largely about special features and add-ons, the Core Membership is about supporting the community for the sake of the community itself.  Core Members will continue to receive special features and add-ons, but Core is first and foremost about helping DeviantArt sustain a stable, strong future.  We call it Core Membership because those are the deviants who sustain us at our very core, allowing benefits to radiate outward in all directions.

Does DeviantArt only care about Core Deviants?
All deviants are important and valued.  The DeviantArt community represents a cross-section of the world at large and it's thanks to our many deviant artists  both free and paid  that DeviantArt exists as it does today.

Why did you increase prices?
We believe Core Membership is worth $5.00 per month.  A three-month Core Membership is $15.00 and a twelve-month Core Membership is available at a discounted rate of $50.00.

Core Membership is too expensive.
While we don't have current plans to further discount the price of Core Membership, it is possible that we will have promotional opportunities in the future.

What if I previously had a Premium Membership?
All Premium Memberships have been converted into Core Memberships.  If you selected re-billing as a Premium Member, you will continue to be re-billed at the previous rates you enjoyed.  If you weren't enrolled in re-billing, you will not automatically be charged for a Core Membership.  Core Members enjoy the same privileges as the former Premium Members – no features or add-ons have been removed.

Why is the Core Membership symbol an orange star?
When creating the identity for Core, DeviantArt's Studio team explored a number of options relating to symbols and colors.

The Future is Now


Three months ago we launched the DeviantArt Timeline to provide the community better insight into DeviantArt's future.  The following is a condensed roadmap of what's already in the works:
  • Sept. 1st: the DeviantArt Mobile App will be updated to include Notes and notifications.
  • Sept. 2nd: the first phase of our new thumbnail grid launches.
  • Oct. 2nd: the first phase of our new Watch launches.
  • Oct. 8th: the DeviantArt Mobile App will be available for Windows phones and tablets.
  • Oct. 15th: Notes search launches.
But there's still so much more to be done.   We could translate the site into additional languages (skyrocketing traffic for artists), build advanced tools for commissions, create an art registry to establish clear proof of authorship and ownership, and so much more.  With your help, through supporting Core Membership, DeviantArt could one day enhance the lives of artists in ways we can currently only dream about.

Some deviants help the community simply by using the site – donating their time and energy to supporting their fellow artists.  And their contributions are invaluable.  But for those who have the desire and ability to support the DeviantArt community, through the Core Membership, we're able to push forward, improve, grow, and advance the art and the artists of DeviantArt.

~Heidi



Core Membership is a proclamation from deviants around the globe stating a material commitment to the future of DeviantArt. Core is the fuel that sustains the momentum and leads us forward to building a stable, strong future with the innovations necessary for the community to survive and thrive. 
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:iconxxri:
xxri Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
do custom boxes stay after core runs out?
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FunkyChickenAmy Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah but you can't edit them without messing up your page
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ruuowo Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2018
how can i get a point core?
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N0IR-CULT1ST Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You could either send 300 points to a Deviant you trust to gift you core, or you could buy it for yourself by going to the "recent activity" section of your profile and selecting "Get Core membership" and buying it yourself for $15 / 1,200 points (or $50 / 4,000 ) 

Hope this helped! ;0;
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:iconruuowo:
ruuowo Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2019
aa thank you so much!! <333
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:iconn0ir-cult1st:
N0IR-CULT1ST Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no problem! <33
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:iconfriendlymrguy:
friendlymrguy Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2018  Professional General Artist
core gay lol
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:iconwolfian:
wolfian Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2018
Are there features/abilities granted by core aside those listed in the knowledge base?
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evilsonicfan019 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
I am new to deviantart so I guess I could get core membership. ^.^
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RabbidLu Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
I buy the core membership €12,90 but they took me more €10 in total they took me €20 should not be €12.90 the price?
Can I help this?
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BlahKeeHookeyHee Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2018
Say I wanted a core membership for just one month. Exactly how many Deviantart points would I need to get that? And can it be done?
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:iconeeridescent:
eeridescent Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2018  Student Digital Artist
400 points
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:iconblahkeehookeyhee:
BlahKeeHookeyHee Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2018
Ok
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:iconrandomfortuneluck:
RandomFortuneLuck Featured By Owner May 10, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
there is at least one reason why Core is not cheap?
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:iconjordandavid15321:
JordanDavid15321 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2018
I hate it when they said if you want to change your profile's name, you need a core membership. Grr, why?
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:iconaukaicraftlv:
AukaiCraftLV Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Aw, I have money but no ability to make epic paints ...
I need chlorox to disinfect the soul.
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CinnamorollKawaii Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2018
Oh ... Now I feel like having the core, but I and my family are going through great difficulties, and in Brazil, the core membership costs more. I'm trying to get points but I think it might take more than a year for me to get the 1200 points in necessary ... Can anybody help me? 
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Art-attack123 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'll trade you a month of Core for 450 points 
One Month Core! (Mine)Hello! Have you ever wanted to experience Core but didn't want to have to buy the full three months? Well, I'm proposing a trade offer! I'll gift you a one month Core membership for 450 points. You must send the points first in case of scammers. Sorry about the inconvenience but I don't want to get cheated. 😓 I will send the Core membership as soon as I recieve the points. To guarantee my being online please leave a comment below and wait until I reply to send the points, because then I will be able to gift you Core immediately. This is not a requirement but I'd appreciate it if you shared this journal!
Thank you! 😄
If you refer 3 people and they all complete the trade, you'll get a month of Core for only 400 :points: 
P.s I hid all the comments to keep it cleaner for people who want to do a trade

and I have a point raffle if you want to join!
1000+ Points Raffle! (Open, Mine)I'm raffling away 1000+ points! (Currently 1165 points) 
Last time I raffled 500+ points, so this time I've doubled the amount! 
First of all, I'd like to thank Rainbow640 for donating pretty much all the points so that I could host this raffle. She is super duper kind and sweet and you should really check her out! Because of her kind donation I'm giving out extra tickets for the raffle for drawing her characters and/or giving her a llama badge. (Not doing watches because people may unwatch her and I wouldn't know, but watching her is appreciated because she's very kind and has cute art!)
How to enter the raffle:
Share this journal link in a NEW journal/poll of your own, titled "1000+ Points Raffle!" (No status updates! I won't count them!) Leave the link to your journal/poll in a comment under this journal and say that you're joining.
IF YOU TITLE YOUR JOURNAL/POLL WRONG I WON'T GIVE YOU ANY NUMBERS UNTIL YOU CO
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SkylerDreamFursuit Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2018
Do you need core membership to get points from people? Llama Emoji-38 (Confused) [V2] 
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BrokenxSunsets Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2018
nope!
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:iconainzooalgown147:
AinzOoalGown147 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
What is the best way to get a core membership without money? Can points be used instead of real money?
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:iconmaricicishisu:
maricicishisu Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
yes,it can
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:iconmanda-kate:
Manda-Kate Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2018  Student Artist
How many points does a core membership cost do you know?
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:iconainzooalgown147:
AinzOoalGown147 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Ok. Thanks for the watch!
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:iconmaricicishisu:
maricicishisu Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
no problem ^^ also i probably know you from discord
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:iconainzooalgown147:
AinzOoalGown147 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Discord? I don't think so.
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:iconmaricicishisu:
maricicishisu Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
bakahime?
shii?
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:iconainzooalgown147:
AinzOoalGown147 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
What?
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:iconmochiimunchkin:
mochiimunchkin Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2018  Student Digital Artist
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa i need money
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:icontwowayclick:
TwoWayClick Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2018  Student Artist
I really want Core Memebership...
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:iconomliondraws:
OMLioNdraws Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2017  Hobbyist
I don’t understand
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:iconcbmulti:
CBMULTI Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2017  Student Digital Artist
;( sadness i don't get it..
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:iconyarkov:
Yarkov Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Nice
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eeridescent Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2018  Student Digital Artist
no.
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VANlLLADREAMS Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2017  Student Digital Artist
no
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SmolFennec Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2017  Student Digital Artist
I don't remember renewing my membership? Does it do so automatically?
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:iconpackofkoolz:
packofkoolz Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2017  Student Digital Artist
yup
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:iconrosylina:
Rosylina Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very explained
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b-Eggot Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I really want to buy core, but I only got money for 1 month which is more then enough to decorate my page and such.
It'd be nice if ya'll would bring it back for 400 points.
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VANlLLADREAMS Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2017  Student Digital Artist
for some reason you can't BUY a 1 month core but some can GIVE you a 1 month core
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:iconb-eggot:
b-Eggot Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing logic
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:iconvanllladreams:
VANlLLADREAMS Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2017  Student Digital Artist
ikr
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neoDualism Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
gay saggy balls
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Tettry Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
That actually made me laugh 
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