Arts Council of the African Studies Association: Membership Information
Art Council of the African Studies Association: Important Membership Information
The Arts Council of the African Studies Association (ACASA) is an organization facilitating communication among scholars, teachers, students, artists, museum specialists, collectors, and all others interested in the arts of Africa and the African Diaspora. Its goals are to promote greater understanding of African material and expressive culture in all its many forms, and to encourage contact and collaboration with African and Diaspora artists and scholars. Please join us. Membership forms are available on our website: http://www.acasaonline.org/about_contact.htm.
Effective immediately, ACASA members can receive discounts on key journal subscriptions as a benefit of you membership. MIT Press is offering 20% off on subscriptions to African Arts and The Drama Review. And members will receive 10% off of Critical Interventions, Nka, Res, Art South Africa, Tribal Arts and the annual Barbier-Mueller publication.
We realize how difficult it can be to remember to renew, and we are working diligently to put a system in place that will generate renewal reminders, relieving you of some of that burden. We’re also working on getting a system in place that will allow you to pay with credit cards; please be patient. 2010 will bring a slight increase in membership fees, but along with that a new payment option. When you renew for a three-year period you’ll receive a 10% discount off the renewal price.
Individual (income under $25,000 or student) $ 25.00 (3-yr option $65)
Individual (income between $25,000 and $50,000) $ 50.00 (3-yr option $135)
Individual (income over $50,000) $ 75.00 (3-yr option $200)
Institutional $ 125.00 (3-yr option $ 335)
Patron $ 175.00 (3-yr option $470)
Lifetime $1000.00 (payable in 5 annual payments of $200 each)
Individuals resident in Africa, the Caribbean, Central and South America** FREE
Leadership Award Recipients FREE
**this is a courtesy to those who because of income disparity and exchange would not otherwise be able to join our group. If you live in any of these regions, but can afford to support us, we welcome your contribution.
Memberships run on the calendar year (January-December). Because we’re halfway through 2009, and because we want you to join (or rejoin) our group, we’re presenting this one time offer. Renew now at the three-year rate listed above and you will get the remainder of 2009 for free. This means you can send a check today and participate in all the benefits that ACASA membership brings with it through 2012 (and the next Triennial). It doesn’t get easier than that!
ACASA membership benefits include: the fabulous discounts on journal subscriptions that I mentioned above; a directory of members (not available on -line), helping you connect to others around the world who share your passion for African arts and culture; our newsletter, which is published three times a year helps you keep up-to-date with what’s going on in the African art world by posting conference listings and calls for papers, noting achievements of members, and informing you about how the ACASA board is working for you; the ACASA sponsored Triennial symposium (the next one is in 2011 in Los Angeles), providing you with the opportunity to meet with other scholars who share your interests, hear the latest in research, and share your own work with the community. Our membership provides critical financial support that enables us to help colleagues from the African continent, and graduate students from everywhere, travel to the Triennial. We also sponsor panels yearly at the African Studies Association (ASA) and College Art Association (CAA) conferences giving you the opportunity to connect in person with our community more frequently than a triennial allows and to make connections with scholars working in other fields who broadly share our interests.
But we can’t do any of this without you!
In the near future you’ll see calls for panel and paper proposals for CAA and then the next Triennial. You have to be a member to make a proposal for any of the ACASA sponsored events (including the Triennial), as well as be a member in good standing at the actual time of the event. We’d hate to miss your great ideas because you haven’t joined.
We’re aware that times are tough economically, but in order for our organization to thrive, and so that we can keep improving on and adding to the benefits we already provide, we need your support! If you’ve let your membership lapse, rejoin! If you’ve thought about joining, but have never gotten around to it, don’t delay!
And, please, if you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org .
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