Who can be a member of the Collective?

Membership is limited to those who live within the established city limits of San Francisco.  The Collective consists of voting “associate members” and non-voting “affiliates” whose intentions, activities and alliances further the purposes of the organization. Members elect a Board of Directors who manage its operations and may recommend other categories of membership with benefits and privileges defined by a majority vote of the voting members.

How do I become a member?

Individuals may be nominated, sponsored or can self-identify for membership.  Prospects are asked to submit a profile describing their interest and art process along with work or access to samples, images or portfolios.  Throughout the year, members are encouraged to share and, whenever possible, exhibit with others in the Collective.

When does the Collective meet?

Meetings are monthly on the Third Sunday of every month unless otherwise rescheduled. Members typically host monthly meetings in their own homes and studios on a volunteer basis.  Members are required to attend no less than 6 meetings in person or participate by Skype, smart phone or other media during every year of membership. The remaining meetings in 2014 are April 13, May 18, June 22, July 20, August 17, September 21, October 19, November 16 and December 21.

How much is membership?

Members are welcomed and fully invested in the Collective for one year.  Membership renews annually.  Membership is $50.00, payable by cash or check in no more than two installments.  Individuals seeking a scholarship or reduced fee of membership must make such a request in writing to the Collective’s Board of Directors.

What is expected of me as a member?

Members must actively serve on at least one of the Collective’s committees or work groups during every year of membership, or volunteer in ways beneficial to the promotion, viability and long-term interests of the organization:

  • Governance Committee identifies and recruits prospective board members; recommends an annual slate of officers to the memberships; and oversees board development and training. The Governance Committee also amends the Bylaws of the Collective; forecasts an annual accounting of the Collective’s finances; and raises funds from dues, donations and fees for expenses and services provided by the Collective.
  • Program Committee plans, facilitates and assesses programs; and seeks funding for exhibits and related activities of the organization as whole, its individual members, emerging artists, students, multiple audiences and communities the Collective serves.
  • Resource Committee creates and facilitates platforms and opportunities that will enable the Collective to forge alliances among Black artists residing in San Francisco; expand the capabilities extended to its members and intended audiences; and network with like-minded individuals and organizations.
  • Technology and Communications Committee maintains the technology necessary for the timely and responsive communication among the Collective’s members and affiliates and develops platforms to effectively promote, distribute and preserve the subjects, artworks and narratives explored and documented by the exhibitions, critiques and programs sponsored by the Collective.

I Want to Know More.

Download and complete the form and mail it to:
3.9 Art Collective
c/o AT Stephens
748 Diamond Street
San Francisco, CA 94114

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