Member Benefits

Benefits for Full Members

A full member is a tax-exempt organization or government agency, or division thereof, that offers arts learning opportunities and is committed to quality, accessibility, and accountability. Full member institutions include community schools of the arts, arts and cultural centers, and arts education divisions of arts centers, universities and colleges, museums, dance and theater companies, government agencies, and other organizations.

Our core constituency, full members receive a comprehensive package of benefits designed to help them increase their capacity and effectiveness and connect them with one another and with Guild staff. By joining the Guild, all members certify that they follow our Code of Best Practices.

Full Members Receive:

Free access to vital information including...

  • The Community Arts Education Resource Center, our one-stop shop for essential resources for arts educators and leaders, including digital copies of all Guild publications
  • Field-wide trends and new developments, through GuildNotes, our quarterly newsletter, and our twice-monthly Member E-News Bulletin
  • Our comprehensive Benchmarking Data Report, which is updated every odd year (2017, 2019, etc.). Members receive the report for free as long as they participate in the survey process.
  • All Guild webinars and video chats

Exclusive discounts for Guild programs and services, including…

Free access to the Guild’s powerful network of leaders and organizations, through…

  • Our Member Network events and the opportunity to participate in our Ambassador Program 
  • Posting job openings on our national Job Board
  • A profile listing on our Member Directory and access to our Advanced Search Member Directory
  • Advice from field leaders through our Peer Advisory Service
  • Access to advice from Guild staff through our Staff Helpline

The opportunity to influence a national arts education advocacy effort by…

  • Joining Guild members at in-person events and on digital campaigns designed to promote the value of arts education to funders and policy makers
  • Exercising a corporate vote to approve or disapprove the Guild’s bylaw amendments, elect trustees, and decide Guild policy

Pricing for Full Members

Annual membership dues are calculated based on organizational budget size, starting at $200 per year. Access the dues chart here.

 

 


Benefits for Education Affiliates

An Education Affiliate is a for-profit organization that offers arts learning opportunities.

Education Affiliates receive a comprehensive package of benefits designed to help them increase their capacity and effectiveness and connect them with one another and with Guild staff.

Education Affiliates Receive:

Free access to vital information including...

  • The Community Arts Education Resource Center, our one-stop shop for essential resources for arts educators and leaders, including digital copies of all Guild publications
  • Field-wide trends and new developments, through GuildNotes, our quarterly newsletter, and our twice-monthly Member E-News Bulletin
  • Our comprehensive Benchmarking Data Report, which is updated every odd year (2017, 2019, etc.). Members receive the report for free as long as they participate in the survey process.
  • All Guild webinars and video chats

Exclusive discounts for Guild programs and services, including…

Free access to the Guild’s powerful network of leaders and organizations, through…

  • Our Member Network events and the opportunity to participate in our Ambassador Program 
  • Posting job openings on our national Job Board
  • A profile listing on our Member Directory and access to our Advanced Search Member Directory
  • Advice from field leaders through our Peer Advisory Service
  • Access to advice from Guild staff through our Staff Helpline

The opportunity to influence a national arts education advocacy effort by…

  • Joining Guild members at in-person events and on digital campaigns designed to promote the value of arts education to funders and policy makers
  • Exercising a corporate vote to approve or disapprove the Guild’s bylaw amendments, elect trustees, and decide Guild policy.

Pricing for Education Affiliates

Annual membership dues are calculated based on organizational budget size, starting at $200 per year. Access the dues chart here.

 

 


Benefits for Business Affiliates

A Business Affiliate is a company seeking visibility and participation in the community arts education field. Business affiliates include publishing and software companies, business consultants, professional degree programs, retail stores and manufacturers, arts curriculum services, classroom technology services, and other companies.

Business Affiliate membership provides a point of entry into the community arts education market and signals your commitment to access and excellence.

Business Affiliates Receive:

Information and resources that provide a business advantage, including…

  • Field-wide trends and new developments, through GuildNotes, our quarterly newsletter, and our twice-monthly Member E-News Bulletin
  • Access National Guild surveys and statistics, providing useful data about the community arts education market.
  • Access to advice from Guild staff through our Staff Helpline
  • Discounts on all Guild Publications

Listing and advertising raise your national visibility…

  • Connect with arts education leaders at more than 400-member institutions across the country with a vested interest in your products and services.
  • Receive a profile listing, web link and email link in the online Business Affiliate Directory, which enables community arts education decision-makers to find you quickly and easily.
  • Receive reduced advertising rates for GuildNotes, the Member E-Bulletin, our website and more.
  • Receive deep discounts on our member mailing label service, to reach key executives and staff at our member organizations.
  • Take advantage of our free online employment postings on our Job Board, a popular resource for attracting experienced administrative candidates.

Guild affiliation signals your commitment to the field, through...

  • Publicizing your membership to a circle of institutions and individuals dedicated to making high quality arts education accessible to all.
  • Telling prospective clients that you are a Guild member!

Pricing for Business Affiliates

Annual membership dues for business affiliates is $250.

 

 


Benefits for Individual Affiliates

An Individual Affiliate membership is for individuals who support the Guild's mission and values.

Discount for Students: Students with a valid ID enjoy all the benefits of individual membership at a discounted rate. Students must be currently enrolled full time in a two to four-year degree program to be eligible.

Individual Affiliates Receive:

Information and resources provide essential tools and knowledge...

  • Receive GuildNotes, our quarterly publication, featuring articles and interviews that offer practical guidance, insights, and research into emerging trends in community arts education.
  • Receive our twice-monthly Member E-bulletin, full of time sensitive information on grant applications, employment opportunities, professional development opportunities and advocacy issues.
  • Receive discounts of up to 50% off Guild publications, offering best practices information and survey statistics that provide benchmarks for the field.

Peer networking and professional development opportunities keep you connected and enhance your skills...

  • Connect with a network of 400+ community arts education institutions nationwide.

Advocacy promotes the value of community arts education...

  • Contribute to a national voice for community arts education. The Guild promotes the value of community arts education to funders and policy makers through local and national media, and partnerships with organizations such as Americans for the Arts, the Arts Education Partnership, and the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies.

Pricing for Individual Affiliates

Annual membership dues for individual affiliates is $100. Students' annual dues are $30.