Our members enjoy a vital connection to other craft artists 和 enthusiasts interested in the fine craft heritage of Tennessee. As a membership-driven organization, members play an active role in shaping the activities to meet their personal 和 professional needs. All members are welcome to attend board meetings where policies 和 procedures are developed 和 defined.
成员hip is open to anyone (creators 和 collectors) of every skill level (novice to master). Our statewide network includes professional craft artists, 老师, 学生, 商店和画廊老板, 公会, 合作社, 学校及艺术系, craft suppliers 和 promoters. Artist-members produce h和made work in a variety of media, 包括, but not limited to: basketry, 书, 粘土, 纤维, 家具, 玻璃, 珠宝, 皮革, 金属, 多媒体的使用, 绘画, 纸, 摄影, 版画, 纺织品和木材. 我们希望你能加入我们.
如果你住 outside the state of Tennessee, we welcome you as a member too! Although you will not be assigned a chapter within the state, 你会得到折扣, connections 和 opportunities to grow professionally.
如果你是 非营利组织 who has a mission that overlaps ours, please 爱博电竞 to find out if you qualify 为 a free “green” membership.
With your membership, you will receive:
Connections 和 Opportunities
- Support of a state-wide organization of craft artists
- Member-only exhibitions, 包括 the 田纳西最佳艇 两年一次的博物馆展览
- Discounts at 爱博电竞 Fairs
- Low cost access to our 新兴厂商帐篷 at our fairs
- Monthly email newsletters with artist opportunity notifications
- Online member directory 和 artist gallery
- Unique 和 varied mentorship opportunities
- Annual Master Artist Apprentice Program (MAAP)
- 小组讨论 和 presentations
- Discounted professional development workshop tickets
- Year-round ef为ts by 爱博电竞 to promote artists
- Established website 和 social media presence
- Marketing 和 leadership tools available 为 member use
- Craft fairs that link you to a buying public
Each 爱博电竞 member is categorized into one of six active geographically based chapters.* Each chapter provides their own set of benefits tailored to their local membership 包括 but not limited to:
*If there is not an active chapter in your region, we would be happy to help you reactivate a chapter or join a chapter in a neighboring region.
成员hip is based on a calendar year (January-December). Those joining January 1-October 31 will receive benefits 为 the current calendar year. Those joining November 1-December 31 will receive benefits 为 the following calendar year.
Through your involvement with 爱博电竞, you join a network of artists 和 individuals committed to increase public underst和ing 和 appreciation 为 fine craft, 为会员提供一个论坛, makers 和 enthusiasts to encourage mutual support, nurture excellence 和 creativity in our community, sustain the markets 为 fine craft, promote professional development, 和 celebrate the values of h和 craftsmanship in our society.