Expanded Benefits, New Student, Senior, and Household Levels, Easy Monthly Options

For the first time in three years, Flagstaff Arts Council is updating and expanding its membership options including new student, senior, and household levels. The new levels go into effect on October 1st. Student memberships begin at $3 per month. All other memberships begin at $5 per month. Beginning with the Fall Appeal, for just $10 a month, households also receive benefits at over 1,000 museums and cultural institutions.

“In April, the board of directors began evaluating its programs. That reflection evolved into what we now know as Flagstaff 2030,” states executive director Jonathan Stone. “Throughout that process, we realized we wanted to provide more opportunities for engagement and to enhance the value that we were offering our most ardent supporters – our members.”

All levels of membership now receive discounts to most programming at Coconino Center for the Arts and the Viola Awards, including perks that were previously reserved for those that contributed $300 or more per year. Additionally, the number of free tickets to events on some membership tiers has been increased.

“Membership is about engagement. This restructuring allows us to give more perks to our frequent fliers,” explains development committee Chair Paula Rice. “Less than half of our members will experience a modest increase of $1 to $2 per month upon their renewal, yet they will have access to many more discounts and exclusive opportunities.”

Previously, tickets to the Viola Awards were only included at the $500 giving level. A free ticket is now included with the $300 Contributor level.

Flagstaff Arts Council recently joined the North American Reciprocal Museum Association. Members at the Household level or higher receive free admission to more than 1,000 institutions throughout North America including Mexico and Canada. With free admission to Heard Museum and Phoenix Museum of Art, it’s easy to save the cost of the membership in one weekend. There are over 60 participating institutions in southern California alone. Other notable museums include American Folk Art Museum, High Museum of Art, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, and Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami.

To learn more about the new membership tiers and benefits, visit: flagartscouncil.org/membership