The Arts Council is committed to providing equitable access to our programs through membership. Our members shape everything that we do to strengthen Greater New Haven.



Free Membership for anyone who considers themselves part of our diverse and multifaceted Creative Ecosystem in any way including supporters and fans. We view creativity and art through a broad lens and encourage you to join with a free membership. 



Free Membership for groups, non-profits, schools, businesses, art collectives, community organizations, and more. If you are more than one, then consider this way to join and get a free membership. 

  • Host events in our Sandbox, a free creative space for you to use. (We take no fees and no percentage of your sales.) 
  • Be the first to know about our own Grants and opportunities. 
  • Promote your events on our Calendar and weekly To Do emails, with opportunities to cross-promote on our social media channels.  

  • Read the Arts Paper.
  • Get a profile on Culturalyst our free listing service for creatives to get gigs and get paid. (We take no fees and no percentage of your sales.) 
  • Access listings for Creative Careers.
  • Receive our Newsletters.
  • Participate in our members-only Facebook group.


  • Get invites to Arts Council events.
  • Get updates on how to support our Advocacy work in the legislature.
  • Get a weekly alert of events and happenings. 

  • Collective Members also have the opportunity to support us in deeper ways such as Advertising, Sponsorships, and Collaboration.


"The Arts Council gives voice to the creative spirit in each one of us, enriching our lives, our communities, and the world."

Lyn Chamberlin, Arts Council Board, CEO LC Leadership Communications




Membership Testimonials
"Thank you so much [Arts Council] for being so available and supportive during the [grant] process. You made truly a model process for how grants can be accessible and welcoming."

Caroline Tanbee Smith, Co-Founder of Collab

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