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Use your Cultural Alliance Member benefits today!
Previous blogs have talked about the benefits members receive from the Cultural Alliance. Arts and cultural organizations, as well as individual artists, can reap the rewards of the membership benefits when they join the Cultural Alliance.
Programs and workshops, which offer discount fees to members, are geared to their needs. This year, the programs include a Help Desk with Virginia Tourism during which arts organizations can have a private meeting with the representatives from the Virginia Tourism office to discuss how to grow and market their organization or business in Virginia; a SCORE workshop with the business representatives of SCORE (Society of Retired Executives) to assist with the business side of the organization (finance, marketing, technology, etc.) and an arts conference for individual artists focusing on the Business of Being an Artist!
As an advocacy group, the Alliance is working to help our state's elected officials see the value of the arts; but we also find that much work is needed by local arts and cultural organizations and individual artists in this effort. Therefore, the Alliance is sponsoring an Advocacy workshop in September to help arts groups develop strategies and procedures for meeting with and talking with the elected officials and presenting them their "stories" and how they impact on the arts in our state.
Additional benefits such as our website--on which members can add their activities, job openings, and any information that they want the public to know; use of the bulk mail permit when doing large mailings to their patrons and subscribers and the awards program that pays recognition to those in the arts.
Join the Alliance today by visiting our website and start using the membership benefits today!