Membership is important to the vitality and continued success of Access Gallery. Since 1991, Access has operated as a non-profit organization dedicated to emergent contemporary art practices. We provide points of access for artists and audiences alike by supporting presentations of diverse views and creative practices of local, national and international artists, curators and cultural practitioners. Access strives to spark critical conversations about contemporary art through experimentation and risk-taking within the gallery space and beyond. By becoming a member, you are directly promoting the growth and dissemination of critical and contemporary creative practices in Vancouver.
Individual $25 Subscription to our online mailing list; invitation to Access Gallery’s annual Auction Preview Night; voting privileges at our Annual General Meeting; First-in-line access to limited Access Gallery merchandise; right to participate in the Members Show & Sale.
Friend $100 Includes the above, and 10% off our publications. Limited edition tote bag designed by Elizabeth Milton; complimentary entry to Access Gallery’s annual Auction Auction.
Supporter $240 Includes the above, and receives one free Access publication.
Advocate $500 Includes all membership benefits, and a guest entry to our annual Auction fundraiser, and acknowledgement on our website.
*In June 2020 we will be proposing a slight change to our membership structure, adding a student membership, household membership, and adjusting Individual and Friend levels to accommodate increased benefits and encourage monthly subscriptions.*
In addition to the above membership levels and patronage levels below, Access graciously accepts one time donations of any amount in cash, cheque, or credit card at the gallery, or online through Canada Helps. Monthly donations through Canada Helps are an easy way to contribute over time to our organization.
Exhibition Benefactor $1000 Supports a single exhibition, selected from the forthcoming program schedule, receiving acknowledgement on Access Gallery’s website, on all print matter, promotions, and publications for that project. Alternatively, supports the exhibition program generally and receives acknowledgement on our website.
Publications Benefactor $2500 Supports Access’ publications program for the calendar year, receiving acknowledgement on Access Gallery’s website, on all print matter, promotions, and publications. Alternatively, supports the publications program generally and receives acknowledgement on our website.
PLOT Benefactor $5000 Supports Access’ innovative PLOT program for the calendar year, receiving acknowledgement on Access Gallery’s website, on all print matter, promotions, and publications related to PLOT initiatives.
If you prefer to purchase your membership by mail, please send your name, address, email, telephone number, and cheque payment to us at Access Gallery, 222 East Georgia St. Vancouver, BC Canada, postal code V6A 1Z7.
All memberships are valid for one calendar year. Access is a non-profit society and a registered Canadian charity. Tax receipts will be issued for all donations over $25.
Thank you for supporting artist run culture in Vancouver!