2020 Pricing Changes Make Guild Membership More Equitable Than Ever

The National Guild for Community Arts Education is thrilled to announce a new step on our journey to more authentically align our practices with our core values—particularly the values of equity and community.

Recently, the Guild’s board convened a Membership Task Force to examine the membership model for our Full and Education Affiliate members. Based on the Task Force’s recommendations—and in the spirit of making Guild membership more equitable and accessible to a broader range of organizations—as of 1/1/2020, the Guild is implementing a new membership pricing structure for arts education organizations. 

The changes to go into effect are as follows:

  1. We are doing away with pricing tiers. For our Full and Education Affiliate members, membership fees are now based on a consistent 0.075% of your annual operating budget. By eliminating the tier system, we are establishing a fairer fee schedule.
  2. For organizations with budgets under $300,000, we are instituting a “pay what you can” model. This change is made to better support the growth of smaller and emerging organizations, while encouraging them to take full advantage of what the Guild has to offer.


For more information, visit our 2020 Membership Pricing Change page.

Published: January 22, 2020