To apply for membership in the Memphis Arts Collective, print and mail a completed membership application (download as .pdf) and $15.00 (non-refundable) application fee to:
Memphis Arts Collective
PO Box 111407
Memphis, TN 38111
Art/craft work photographs may be emailed to Membership Committee Chair Dale Martin in order to complete the application process.
Members are expected to attend all quarterly meetings and be an active participant in the organization. Quorum votes are required reviewing other artists for membership consideration, decisions regarding event planning, charity organization considerations, financial statements and reviews, and for the collective’s general operations, so participation is of extreme importance.
Members are expected to serve on at least one committee: Community Outreach/Education, Membership, Public Relations, Special Events.
BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP:
LEVELS OF MEMBERSHIP:
All membership fees are due by March 1st for the period Jan 1 through Dec 31st. Late payment may disallow inclusion in upcoming shows or booth discounts. If a specific need or extension is required, exceptions by quorum vote would be considered.
Artist Memberships are $85.00 per year, and entitle member to all benefits offered by Memphis Arts Collective, including discounted booth fees.
Associate Memberships are recommended at $85.00 per year and are for those persons who may not be an artist or craftsperson, but have a devoted interest in local art and craft. Memphis Arts Collective is registered with the IRS as a 501(c)(3) corporation and all donations to the Collective are tax deductible. Associate members would be updated on all upcoming events and workings of the collective, but would not hold voting membership or artist presence at events.
Student Memberships are $40.00 per year, and proof of student status is required (do not have to be an art student to qualify). Student memberships entitle member to all benefits offered by the Memphis Arts Collective, including discounted booth fees. The student member is required to fully participate in all quarterly meetings, voting issues, and shows, as well as serve on at least one committee, and attend chosen committee meetings. This membership offering gives students a chance to participate in local art collectives and begin networking and mentoring opportunities offered through the Memphis Arts Collective with area artists and craftspersons.
Scholarship Membership is offered to one person per calendar year. Letters of application for scholarship including bio, photo samples of art/craft, and information regarding specific need requirements are due to the Memphis Arts Collective board by November 1st each year for consideration. Scholarship recipient will be notified by January 1st of acceptance, and would be entitled to all member benefits, including discounted booth fee for one full calendar year. (Memphis Arts Collective reserves the right to offer more than one scholarship per year due to donations designated specifically for scholarship participation. If this is the case, review of received letters of scholarship request would be reviewed and voted by quorum of membership at quarterly meeting. Scholarship would be awarded effective immediately.) Scholarship memberships have same participation requirements as Student memberships.
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