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Join our collective group of arts supporters, artists, educators, festivals and organizations.

When you join the Arts Council, you become a member of a family and a community that supports and respects the work that you do. Growing that community is at the heart of our mission. The Arts Council exists to support you, and in turn, your membership helps us achieve our mission – to support, strengthen and promote arts, culture and creativity in the capital region.

Your Arts Council membership opens doors to connections; it helps you find your people and grow as a creative and an organization.
New members can join at any time; however, the sooner you join, the more benefits you will be able to receive!

We are committed to providing an exclusive benefit package to our members and providing you the support you need. We look forward to welcoming you as a member of our arts family and look forward to working with you in the years to come.

Benefits of Every Membership

Membership Categories

There is a membership for everyone, and each has individual additional benefits, listed below. To join you must be an artist, arts organization or creative who resides in Ingham, Clinton, or Eaton counties.
NOTE:  Membership in all categories is based on the calendar year (Jan. 1 – Dec. 31).

Individual Artist / Creative Entrepreneur / Supporter

$40 per year

  • Ability to apply for direct financial assistance through competitive grants
  • Opportunity to showcase your artwork in our Billboard in the Sky Project.
  • Ability to apply as a teaching artist
  • Have the opportunity for your art to be showcased at our office for a month long exhibition

Arts Educator

$40 per year

  • Ability to apply for direct financial assistance through competitive grants
  • Ability to nominate students for the Young Creatives Billboard Project
  • Ability to apply as a teaching artist
  • Have the opportunity for your art, or your students art, to be showcased at our office for a month long exhibition

Student

$20 per year

  • Ability to apply for direct financial assistance through competitive grants
  • Opportunity to showcase your artwork in our Billboard in the Sky Project.
  • Have the opportunity for your art to be showcased at our office for a month long exhibition 

Arts & Cultural Organization/Creative Industry

$50-250 per year (budget dependent)

  • Ability to apply for direct financial assistance through competitive grants
  • Complimentary listing in our annual Young Creatives Guide for those with relevant youth art programming

Greater Lansing Festival Alliance

$50-250 per year (budget dependent)

  • Ability to apply for direct financial assistance through competitive grants
  • Opportunity to be listed in the GLFA brochure produced by the Arts Council annually and distributed regionally and state-wide (over 13,500 copies in 2015)
  • Promotion on the Festival Alliance website, featuring information on your festival, festival logo, brief description, and volunteer sign-up/mangement links
  • At least one feature in an email blast to the Arts Council mailing list (over 1,800 people)
  • Use of the Festival Alliance logo for your promotions and websites and use of GLFA banner to display during festival dates

Other Ways to Join or Renew

To join online, click the "become a member or renew" buttons above. If you'd prefer another method, please see below.