Membership Pricing

ArtsNYS represents a coalition of organizations and individuals dedicated to advancing the arts in the Empire State. We hail from all corners of New York and are united in the belief that the arts uplift our communities, improve our wellbeing, and foster vibrant local economies.

Membership to ArtsNYS connects you to a network of arts service organizations, arts administrators, artists, and other champions from across New York. By pooling our experiences and aligning our voices, ArtsNYS advocates persuasively for expanded public investment in the arts. Over the last five years, we have built relationships with legislators and policymakers throughout state government to promote the role of the arts in education, commerce, health, and civic life.

Additionally, ArtsNYS works to aggregate information and opportunities for members to advance their own priorities. By hosting conferences and workshops, ArtsNYS expands its members’ ability to locate capital, develop programs, and, most importantly, create art.

Our members are as diverse as our industry, and our membership model accommodates partners of all sizes equitably. Organizations’ dues obligations depend on the size of their operating budgets, less any regrant money or in-kind support. Dues may be paid by check or online.

As we continue to weather the COVID-19 pandemic, ArtsNYS is offering annual membership at a rate of $100/year for individuals and organizations with budgets less than $1 million; or $250/year for organizations with budgets over $1 million.

ArtsNYS formed in 2017 from a coalition of local arts councils, notably Statewide Community Regrant partners, to energize arts advocacy in New York State. In addition to championing increased public funding for the arts, ArtsNYS acts to coordinate and convene a broad range of arts service organizations for the purpose of sharing knowledge, nurturing leadership, and promoting the arts in all of New York’s diverse communities.

Organizations with an annual budget  of  $1M +

$250 annually

Nonprofit arts/cultural organizations incorporated in NYS that are tax-exempt.

Nonprofit organizations incorporated in NYS that are tax-exempt.

Unincorporated arts/culture groups.

Artist collectives.

Businesses and for-profit enterprises.

Process: Submit membership form along with payment of annual dues.

Organizations with an annual budget under $1M

$100 annually

Nonprofit arts/cultural organizations incorporated in NYS that are tax-exempt.

Nonprofit organizations incorporated in NYS that are tax-exempt.

Unincorporated arts/culture groups.

Artist collectives.

Businesses and for-profit enterprises.

Process: Submit membership form along with annual dues.

Individual
Membership

$100 annually

Live and/or have a working studio in NYS.

Currently exhibiting or have exhibited in NYS at least two (2) years prior to submitting an application.

Individual Eligibility: Any person(s) who wishes to join the conversation for advancing the arts in NYS.

 

Process: Submit membership form along with annual dues.

ArtsNYS accepts applications for annual membership on a rolling basis, however dues are based on a calendar year and in January of each year.