MEMBERSHIP AND BENEFITS
The VCAC is a 501c3 non-profit (Tax ID # 77-0450542) that supports itself through memberships, grants, and donations. You can provide vital support to the organization through your annual membership and donations. Your contributions help VCAC further its mission:
The Ventura County Arts Council supports and strengthens the arts throughout Ventura County by fostering a healthy environment in which the arts and culture can thrive and be accessible to all.
We suggest you CLICK HERE to read About Us, and our PROGRAMS (CLICK HERE) While some programs are maintained from year to year, each year brings different opportunities and challenges. Thus, our programs shift from year to year. Some expand, some contract. Others are suspended until funding can be restored.
All our programs and activities are accomplished with one full-time Director and one part-time staff member, PLUS volunteers and in-kind support from a variety of sources. Therefore, your financial contribution to the organization is not spent on costly overhead, but delivers quality programs directly to the public.
AFFILIATES vs MEMBERS – We encourage everyone (individual, organization, business, etc.) to register without charge as an Affiliate of the VCAC. However, for a small membership fee, Members are eligible for many useful benefits. These are outlined on the following page (Membership Benefits). Whether you want to register as an Affiliate or join as a Member, CLICK HERE for an on-line Registration/ Membership form so we can best serve you.
DONATIONS – Individuals who wish to support the VCAC, but not as an Affiliate, Member or volunteer, should consider a financial or in-kind service donation to the organization. These might be one-time bequests, funding for a particular program, undesignated contributions, or gifts of materials, supplies and services. They are all welcomed. Please feel free to call the office (805) 658-2213 to discuss any donations, or explore our website for ideas.
|MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS||Free Registration – Affiliates||$35 Individual $25 Student||$50 Cultural Organizations||$50 Arts Services Businesses||$75 Arts Patron||$250+ Arts Benefactor||$1,000+Sponsors|
|Advocacy for the arts by VCAC||√||√||√||√||√||√||√|
|Access to VCAC functions such as art shows & receptions and networking with artists||√||√||√||√||√||√||√|
|Unrestricted access to VCAC website||√||√||√||√||√||√||√|
|Guidance to community arts resources||√||√||√||√||√||√||√|
|Email notices on topics selected, e.g. Calls to artists for exhibitions & competitions||√||√||√||√||√||√||√|
|Subscription to ConnectionsE-Newsletter||√||√||√||√||√||√||√|
|Basic listing in Arts & Services Directory on VCAC website – name, address, phone under applicable category||√||√||√||√||√||√||√|
|Comprehensive listing in Arts & Services Directory – “basic” plus: links to email, website, calls to artists, calendars, newsletters, etc.||√||√||√||√||√||√|
|Access to general VCAC services – fiscal receiver, consulting, etc.||√||√||√||√||√||√|
|Discounted VCAC services, e.g. co-op advertising; display panel rental||√||√||√||√||√||√|
|10% discount on art purchases from Atrium Gallery||√||√||√|
|Discounted entry fees (25%) & sales commissions (15% vs 25%) at Atrium Gallery||√||√||√|
|Free entry into VCAC Members’ Show at Atrium Gallery||√||√||√|
|Members of art organizations receive 10%+ discounted entry fees into VCAC Atrium Gallery shows||√|
|Posting links to Calls to Artists, Calendars, events, classes on VCAC website when provided||√||√|
|Posting of art-related items For Sale/Rent or Wanted on VCAC website||√||√||√||√||√||√|
|Shared contract forms such as Hold Harmless Agreements||√|
|1st Choice as a joint venture partner for applicable grants||√|
|Special recognition at VCAC receptions, events, and on website||√||√|
|Limited edition print (for donation of $500 or more)||√||√|