Full Membership Eligibility Criteria:

  • Are Not-for-profit, tax-exempt, 501 (c)3 or equivalent status; a government agency or an affiliate program or department of higher education
  • Provide artists in education services to students and/or teachers in NJ schools or community.
  • Have been providing those programs for a minimum of two years.

Benefits/Responsibilities:

  • Voting rights, one vote per organization
  • Attendance at quarterly meetings
  • Governing Board eligibility (once established)
  • Serve as committee chair or co-chair
  • Serve on 1-2 committees
  • Access to statewide professional development offerings for teaching artists and administrators
  • Access to year round networking opportunities
  • Promotion on Collective website, link to organization’s website
  • E-Notification of all Collective events and free or reduced rate tickets to cultural events
  • One free registration to one Collective event
  • Priority registration to all Collective events
  • Eligibility for annual awards/recognition

Annual Dues:

            Arts Education Budget                     Annual Dues

            Tier 1   $500,000 to $1,000, 000                $250

            Tier 2   $200,000 to 499,999                      $175

            Tier 3   up to $199,999                                $125

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Associate Membership Eligibility criteria:

  • Any organization that wishes to join but does not meet the above definition for full membership
  • Any organization that wishes to join and desires associate membership over full membership for any reason

Benefits:

  • Access to statewide professional development offerings for teaching artists and administrators
  • Serve on 1-2 committees
  • Access to year round networking opportunities
  • Reduced registration for one Collective event
  • E-Notification of all collective events
  • Priority registration to all Collective events

Annual Dues: $75

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Friends of the Collective Eligibility criteria:

  • Individuals who wish to affiliate with the Collective including, but not limited to:
  • Teaching artists (non-affiliated), teachers, pre-service teachers, students, administrators and arts education consultants

Benefits:

  • Access to statewide professional development offerings for teaching artists and administrators
  • Serve on 1-2 committees
  • Access to year round networking opportunities
  • Reduced registration for one Collective event
  • E-Notification of all Collective events

Annual Dues: $25

Download the Membership Application here


Membership Dues Structure

Full and Associate Members:

  • Join Date:         July 1 – December 30th 100% of annual rate
  • Join Date:         January 1 – June 30th                50% of annual rate

Friend Members:

  • Join Date:         July 1- June 30th                       100% of annual rate

 Annual Dues Collection:

Treasurer will invoice all existing members of the Collective by September 1 of current fiscal year; existing members must notify Treasurer as to organization’s membership status and dues tier (if applicable) by above named date.  All membership dues are to be received no later than November 1 of the current fiscal year.

Voting:

The Collective will make its decisions on a consensus basis.  If consensus cannot be reached within the time predetermined by the meeting’s agenda, the decision will be made by majority vote.  Majority vote is defined as 51% of member organizations.  Voting can be done by conference call or by proxy through the Collective secretary.  Each member organization will have 1 vote.  Collective members shall follow Robert’s Rules of Order to openly discuss all business at quarterly meetings (see Attachment A for Motions Chart).  Roberts Rules can be suspended to allow for further discussion of an issue / topic.