Air conditioner sweat is dripping on the sidewalks of St. Paul. Mowers are droning over north-end lawns. Doughnut shop parking lots are hosting evening cooling rituals. These are telltale signs that June–and NAC’s membership drive–are here.
Here’s the thinking behind the campaign. Membership is the lifeblood of NAC and we’re convinced there are more members out there; artists who can benefit and people who would enjoy being a part of what NAC does. If you can identify yourself on this list that we’ve complied in a concerted effort to mimic the prevailing science of customer demographics and market research then we’re after you!
1. Are you a visual artist working in paint, print, video, new media, or you name it? NAC is the largest community of visual artists in Niagara. We’re a welcoming group with a surprising range and depth of expertise. We share ownership of a slew of production equipment and we offer training and workshops to build any skills-set. When Niagara looks for artists they often turn to NAC first. As a member you’ll be get hooked into calls for submission from around the corner and across the country. If you’re a contemporary visual artist living in Niagara, you simply owe it to yourself to join NAC.
2. Not an artist, but you’ve come out to a few NAC events and never considered joining? We Want You! NAC holds about 75 events a year: exhibit receptions, film screenings, poetry readings, book launches, along with marquee events like our Small Feats art sale and STRUTT Wearable Art Show. A NAC membership gets you the feed and some ticket deals on all the exciting things happening. It’ll be worth your while.
3. Renewing members, we want you to consider upping the ante and signing on at a higher tier. The cultural celebrations of the bi-centennial of the War of 1812 have enabled NAC to deliver over $80,000 to individual visual artists across Niagara. That’s bringing home the goods and helping Niagara’s artists develop as professionals and pursue their careers here. But extra projects mean extra work, and in this banner year, boosting your membership support means more can get done.
NAC celebrates and commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Canada Council for the Arts by flying kites! NAC member artists Julie Aubin, Julie Blushak, John Carruthers, Christine Cosby & Rob Elliot, Don Dormady, Ernest Harris Jr., Marinko Jareb, Debra Jackson, Melanie MacDonald, Andre Perusse Stephen Remus, Ryan Rivando, Kevin Richardson, and Bobbi Jo Sandham are busy building kites to be flown on Sunday 21 October at 3pm in a part of Short Hills Provincial Park behind DeCew Falls near Lake Moodie.