Experience what the Omaha metro arts community has to offer with an Amplify Arts Patron Membership

 

Amplify Arts’ Patron Membership connects audiences to artists by making space to build and cultivate meaningful and lasting personal relationships. Patron Members receive invitations to monthly events - opportunities to meet innovative local artists of all disciplines and attend exclusive readings, performances, artist talks, tours, studio crawls, and behind-the-scenes experiences.

This membership is relationship based, and no purchases beyond the membership fee are required. Whether you're new to the Omaha arts scene or an old pro, everyone is welcome to join and encounter local artists and their work firsthand.

Annual Patron Memberships are $75/individual or $125/household (2 adults) and include:

  • Free attendance at exclusive, bi-monthly events

  • Members-only previews of Generator Grant exhibitions

  • 20% discount to GRAVE, Amplify Arts’s annual fundraiser

  • Amplify Arts tote bag

  • Plus, additional membership benefits as we grow!

Individual membership benefits are valued at $150 total. Your Patron Membership purchase is not tax deductible. Your membership fees go directly back into improving the resources we provide to artists, like WAW, Artist INC, and Artist Grants.


Who can be a Patron?

 

ANYONE! Being a patron simply means showing your support however you can:

  • by attending shows and performances,

  • spreading the love online, and/or

  • buying local art/music

In today’s interconnected world patrons are young and old, knowledgeable and still learning, able to spend a lot or spend just a little, and everywhere in between. What matters is your belief in local artists as changemakers for our community.


Relationships are key to the success of the artist community

 

Relationships with peers, patrons, and arts industry professionals can spark new ideas for collaboration, social and financial support, and new opportunities.

From the New York Times article Suffering for Your Art? Maybe You Need a Patron, by Jennifer Miller:

Donors understand how important it is to support artists—not just the art.” -Caroline García Jayaram, 42, president and chief executive of the National YoungArts Foundation.

You’re supporting artists holistically. You’re a card-carrying member of the artist’s support system. A quasi-mentor at times.” -Matt Ross, 56, Collector


This membership is rooted in relationships, not transactions. However, the opportunity to purchase artworks may present itself at Patron Membership events. This is at the discretion of the host artist or artists, and Amplify Arts does not facilitate or handle any transactions. Amplify Arts does not take any fees for works sold during Patron Membership events.


 
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Upcoming Patron events:

 

AUGUST 23

Benson Arts Tour with BFF: Members are invited to a guided tour through the streets, alleys, and arts venues of Benson.

OCTOBER 10

An Evening with Sarah McKinstry-Brown: Sarah will perform a live reading of selections from her newest book This Bright Darkness and discuss themes and ideas from the work with the audience.

DECEMBER 13

Member Holiday Party: Patron and Artist Members of Amplify Arts will come together to celebrate the end of 2019 and the beginning of 2020 with food, drink, and friends new and old.


Ways you can support local artists:

 
  • Buy art from local, living artists

  • Buy tickets for local, live performances

  • Promote local artists on social media

  • Attend open studios, gallery openings, and art walks

  • Give gifts from local artists and makers

For more information about membership and its benefits, please contact: Caitlin Osborn at caitlin@amplifyarts.org // 402-996-1092