About Membership

By joining you are connected to transformative leadership development, capacity building, and networking opportunities with a national community of arts leaders. The benefits of membership include access to cutting-edge tools and resources, learning opportunities with peers and experts, and, ultimately, the support that you need to strengthen communities through the arts.

COVID-19 Membership Update: please note that while our membership dues structure is described below, in response to COVID-19 we've instituted a "pay what you can" policy for all organizations until further notice.


Dues Structure for Full Members and Education Affiliates

Full Member and Education Affiliate dues are calculated based on organizational or divisional budget size. 

Dues are 0.075% of your annual budget (rounded to nearest $10), up to a cap of $2,500. Organizations with annual budgets under $300,000 have the option to “pay what you can”.

Full Member

A Full Member is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization or government agency, or division thereof, offering arts learning opportunities. Members at this level are seeking comprehensive professional development and leadership opportunities for their staff.

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Education Affiliate

Education Affiliates strengthen communities through the arts, but they do not have nonprofit status.

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Photo: Jacob Burns Film Center (Pleasantville, NY)

Business Affiliate


Business Affiliates support and strengthen arts education and nonprofit management by providing services to community arts education organizations, including HR management, registration software, music technology, and more.

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Individual Affiliate

$100 / $30 student with valid ID

Individual Affiliates are artists, students, and independent arts education professionals without institutional affiliation.  

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