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East Tennessee depends upon the support of dedicated people and organizations committed to strengthening our region's arts and culture. Show your support for the rich diversity of East Tennessee's artistic and cultural opportunities by joining the Arts & Culture Alliance today. Membership is open and beneficial to artists, cultural organizations, concerned citizens, educators, public officials, civic leaders, business people, and anyone else who believes in the future of East Tennessee.

Membership form for individuals: PDF or online

Junior (under age 18) $13 ($10 if paying by check)
Student (college student with ID) $28 ($25 by check)
General (e-mail communication only) $58 ($55 by check)
General (postal communication once/month) $68 ($65 by check)
Family (multiple e-mail addresses OK) $85 ($82 by check)

Membership form for organizations: PDF or online

Our annual budget is between $0 - $25,000 $50 ($45 if paying by check)
Our annual budget is between $25,000 - $50,000 $90 ($85 by check)
Our annual budget is $50,000 or higher $145 ($140 by check)
Return your form and membership dues to:
Arts & Culture Alliance, PO Box 2506, Knoxville, TN 37901
(865) 523-7312 fax or email

Membership Benefits
Whether producing art in your private studio or working in the offices of a large cultural organization, the effort to create and nurture our region’s arts and culture does not need to feel like a sentence to solitary confinement. One of the greatest benefits of membership to the Arts & Culture Alliance is an immediate opportunity to connect with other artists, organizations, and supporters who share your concerns, experiences, and vision. Through monthly gallery receptions, political advocacy meetings, social functions, and other events, Alliance members have the opportunity to network and build a community.

The following benefits are available to individual members:

ArtsFlash! newsletter: Our bi-weekly newsletter contains information on local and national juried competitions, commission opportunities, residencies, events, workshops, conferences, local and national arts news, job opportunities, and more. View a sample here (PDF);

Professional Development Seminars are offered free (or at a discount) to members: www.knoxalliance.com/development.html;

Be a featured artist in our Time Well Spent: Inspiration at Lunch series: www.knoxalliance.com/time.html;

Arts & Culture Membership Directory: This directory lists and provides descriptive information, images, and contact information for area artists and arts and culture organizations. View the directory of current individual members and organizational members;

Exhibition Opportunities that include an annual Members Show, twice-yearly exhibitions in the City and County Mayors' offices, discounts for juried shows, free entry for Arts in the Airport, and use of the Emporium Center;

Fractured Atlas: As a member of The Arts & Culture Alliance of Greater Knoxville, you can join Fractured Atlas as an Associate Member free of charge! As an Associate Member of Fractured Atlas you have access to a limited, but vast selection of their services, including Liability Insurance, Health Insurance, Online Courses, a Calendar of Events, and Special Offers & Discounts. Read this PDF for more information;

Networking Opportunities: Invitations for members to participate in a variety of networking opportunities, including First Friday, candidate forums, event openings, receptions, the Alliance annual meeting, and other activities;

Members receive discounted rental rates for the Emporium Annex for classes, workshops, dance rehearsals, and more;

Jerry’s Club Membership: Individual members can purchase membership in Jerry’s Club for $9.99 ($25 value) from Jerry’s Artarama, the region’s largest resource for art supplies and discount framing, entitling members to 10% off all non-sale purchases;

And more!

 

The following benefits are available to organizations:

The Arts Admin newsletter: Our bi-weekly newsletter contains grant opportunities and deadlines, professional development seminars, and other news and events directly relevant to your positions;

Increase the public’s awareness of your events by including them in our comprehensive calendar at www.moretoknoxville.com, which receives thousands of visitors a week;

Publicity Guide: We offer a comprehensive listing of media outlets and contacts to help our members with marketing and publicity;

Access to help with Arts & Heritage Fund Eligibility: www.ahfund.org;

KnoxTIX: Offering a full-service box office for our members to sell their tickets;

Advocacy Assistance: Including personal meetings and receptions with elected officials, distribution of advocacy alerts, letter-writing campaigns, arranging for participation in Arts Advocacy Day, and making available mailing labels for Tennessee Arts Commissioners, city, county, and state representatives;

Bulk Mailing: Members have access to the Alliance's bulk mailing permit for discounts on mailing costs;

Co-Op Advertising/Marketing: Coordinating our members efforts in the Penny Performances program: www.penny4arts.com;

Museums of Knoxville and Performing Arts Organizations committees: These committees, consisting of member-elected representatives of organizations, meet semi-regularly to discuss needs and guide the development of Alliance programs to best serve the organizational membership;

Members receive discounted rental rates for the Emporium Annex for classes, workshops, dance rehearsals, and more;

Arts & Culture Membership Directory: This directory lists and provides descriptive information, images, and contact information for area artists and arts and culture organizations. View the directory of current individual members and organizational members;

And more!