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Membership is open to all! East Tennessee depends upon the support of dedicated people and organizations committed to strengthening our region’s arts and culture. Show your support by joining the Arts & Culture Alliance today!

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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 should not feel like a solitary endeavor. One of the greatest benefits of membership with the Alliance is an immediate opportunity to connect with other artists, organizations, and supporters who share your concerns, experiences, and vision. Through 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 is a bi-weekly publication that contains information on local and national juried competitions, commission opportunities, residencies, events, workshops, conferences, local arts news, job openings, arts advocacy, and more;

Exhibition Opportunities, including an annual Members Show, twice-yearly exhibitions in the City and County Mayors’ offices, discounts for juried shows, discounts for exhibiting at the Emporium, and free entry for Arts in the Airport;

Cash Award Opportunities: At most of our juried shows, we offer an additional prize for “Best Work by an Alliance member”;

Professional Development Seminars are offered at a discount to members;

Membership Directory that lists and provides descriptive information, images, and contact information for area artists;

Members receive discounted rental rates for the Emporium Annex;

Fractured Atlas Membership:
The Arts & Cultural Alliance and Fractured Atlas have teamed up through the Open Arts Network – sign up for a free year of Professional-level membership to Fractured Atlas, which artists can use to raise money, manage risk, find space, sell tickets, and track their friends;

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.

The following benefits are available to organizations:

The Arts Admin newsletter is a bi-weekly newsletter with grant opportunities and deadlines, professional development seminars, workplace information, and other news directly relevant to your positions;

Increase the public’s awareness of your events by including them in our comprehensive calendar at, 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;

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 contact information for Tennessee Arts Commissioners and City, County, and State representatives;

Co-Op Advertising/Marketing: Coordinating our members efforts in the Penny4Arts program;

Members receive discounted rental rates for the Emporium Annex;

Membership Directory that lists and provides descriptive information, images, and contact information for area artists and arts and culture organizations.

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