Membership Options

When you join the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo you become connected to a network of individuals and organizations  that share a similar respect and passion for the arts and culture in our community. The Arts Council is dedicated to providing you with access to the arts and to artistic experiences while serving as a connecting point for providing opportunities and member-focused advancement.

The Arts Council has been advocating for and promoting the arts and arts organizations in our community since 1966. Your membership helps us continue to support, strengthen, and promote arts and culture in and around Kalamazoo.

We are excited to welcome all new members and we look forward to connecting with you and to connecting you with this incredible artistic community!


For individuals involved in theater, music, dance, or any of the many other arts categories.

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Individual membership benefits:

  • Online artist profile and listing in artist directory
  • Ability to upload multiple promotional images to your profile
  • Unlimited event listings on the arts calendar (Tutorial - Posting events on ACGK Website)
  • Access to calls for work/calls for artists
  • Access to classified listings
  • Invitations to arts-related special events
  • Eligibility to apply for a variety of grants
  • Promotional opportunities through select media channels
  • Discounted services through Public Media Network (PMN)
  • Member rates on Epic Center facility rentals
  • Waived application fee for Art on the Mall
  • Consideration for placement in ACGK curated Art Hop venues

To sign-up and start receiving the benefits of membership with the ACGK just click on the appropriate button below to pay for your membership online or mail in your payment along with a completed Membership Form pdficon_small

Looking for another way to pay? You may volunteer your time to pay for your individual or student membership. For details, or to discuss alternate arrangements, please contact the Arts Council at 269.342.5059.


For any organization or educational institution seeking to promote the arts and artistic events in and based around the seven-county region which we serve.

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Organization membership benefits:

  • Listing in the organizational/venue directory on our website
  • Ability to upload images and maps to online profile
  • Unlimited events listings on the arts calendar
  • Promotional opportunities through select media channels
  • Special rates on advertisements available on select electronic and collateral material (will vary based on time of year and available space)
  • Member rates on Epic Center facility rentals
  • Waived application fee for Art on the Mall
  • Organizational members receive up to five users per online account
  • Educational member’s options are flexible depending upon size and need

Benje Daneman

Jazz & Creative Institute
As a musical artist with a constant flow of ideas for future projects, the Arts Council has been imperative to my creative endeavors. Through their granting programs like the KADI grant specifically, I received necessary funding that allowed my visions to become realities. By helping artists through funding, providing performance opportunities, and supporting/advising artists of all areas and levels, the Arts Council allows our flourishing artist community to be even stronger, better and more creative.

Yolonda Lavender

Founder & CEO 
Soul Artistry LLC
The Black Arts & Cultural Center's Arts Council membership is beneficial because it assists with promotion and provides increased opportunity for collaboration with other arts organizations. As an independent artist as well, financial support from the Arts Council toward album production and programming through my arts consulting company, Soul Artistry LLC, has increased capacity and allowed for the provision of necessary arts programming in the community. 

Adam Weiner

Executive Director 
Farmers Alley Theatre
Farmers Alley Theatre has been a dedicated member of the Arts Council since our inception back in 2008. I have always made a point to address how lucky we are to have such a robust arts scene and that our central city area has been such a great focal point for that artistic success. The Arts Council's presence is crucial in keeping arts in Kalamazoo a "family business" and making all of us feel part of the same team. I always appreciate their kindness and involvement in making our community a vibrant place to live.

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