Membership is the backbone of the Orange County Arts Council. It unites us in the common goal of ensuring that the arts continue to flourish, are properly supported and are seen as a critical part of the quality of life we enjoy here in Orange County. When you become a member, you join with people and organizations who believe that the arts are an economic development engine for the county, a critical component of our children’s education, a tourism driver, a tool for community revitalization, and an important part of the Orange County business community as well. You are also supporting the Council’s mission to champion the arts, connect artists and audiences, and foster the growth of the county’s creative resources.

NEW MEMBERSHIP PACKAGES! We are growing to meet the needs of our members. Orange County Arts Council wants you to know that your membership is meaningful in supporting the arts and cultural initiatives in our communities. We have completely revamped our membership program to include great packages tailored just for you. By becoming a member of Orange County Arts Council, you receive benefits along with the satisfaction of knowing your support is crucial to our growth.



  • Complimentary pair of Tickets to Annual Members “Friends of Orange County Arts Council” Celebration
  • Opportunity to participate in the “Member Madness” Annual Members Exhibit and cultural events
  • Exclusive access to members-only private preview of OCAC exhibits with complimentary cocktail hours
  • Monthly Members newsletter with advance notice of events, programs, and opportunities
  • Member Card-holders receive a minimum of ten percent discount for all Orange County Arts Council events and programs
  • Members’ invitation to Orange County Arts Council networking event

For artists, musicians, performers, and creative professionals. All the core benefits plus:


Student: $30 | Senior: $40

  • Included in Arts Directory with online portfolio on Orange County Arts Council’s website
  • Invitation to participate in Arts Outreach Studio Visits
  • Invitation to portfolio review day to get free feedback from professionals in your field
  • Special events exclusively for artist members Including “Member Meet ups


Student: $50 | Senior: $70

  • Core benefits plus all of the Artist benefits
  • 50% off discount to the OC ARTiculates business seminars
  • 50% discount ticket to Annual Orange County Arts Council Gala (Regularly priced at $125)
  • Business Card Ad in the Annual Orange County Arts Council Benefit program ($75 value)
  • One half hour legal consultation for art-related issues with Gary Schuster of Jacobowitz and Gubits
  • Special events exclusively for artist members

Core Membership – $45

STUDENT: $25 | SENOR: $35

  • Core benefits
  • 10% off eyewear at Riehle Opticians in Warwick
  • 10% Discount at Mainframe in Middletown on framing projects>
  • 10% off at the Consciousfork restaurant in Warwick
  • 10% off legal service fees with William T. O’Keeffe, Esq. at O’Keeffe & McCann, LLP
  • Discounts on classes at the Wallkill River School of Art in Montgomery!
  • The knowledge that you are helping to support the arts in Orange County!

Community Liaison – $75

  • Core benefits
  • Two passes to a guided caravan tour of Orange County Arts destinations

Patron of the Arts – $250

  • Core Benefits
  • Receive all Community Liaison benefits
  • One complimentary VIP tickets to the Annual Orange County Arts Council Gala
  • Gala (Regularly priced at $125)
  • Business Card Ad in the Annual Orange County Arts Council Benefit program ($75 value)

Legacy Circle – $500

For those who value sustaining our vision and building the arts legacy in Orange County, New York

  • Core benefits
  • Receive all “Patron of the Arts” benefits
  • Full Page Ad in the Annual Orange County Arts Council program
  • Your name or organization name on the Orange County Arts Council website
  • Complimentary art print by local artists

Single Representative $75

Small: Up to 10 members  $250

Medium: Up to 30 members  $525

Large: Up to 50 members  $1500

  • Core Benefits for your members or staff of your organization
  • Free page in Arts Council’s online Arts Directory
  • Ad on Orange County Arts Council’s home page on website for one month
  • Ability to promote events in the Members Section of our monthly e-newsletter
  • Participation for your members in our Annual Members Art Exhibit
Learn More about Subsidized Artist Membership

Become a member

Whatever your creative interest, there is a place for you to plug in and make a difference at the Orange County Arts Council. Membership is the first step! 



If you’re thinking about joining, don’t hesitate. For artists it is a necessity so that you are not working in a vacuum and can express your art to more people. For the public, creators create for you, and when you’re a member you get to have more choices of how to participate and be a part of it all.

Membership to the Orange County Arts Council has been a tremendous resource for me as an artist. I have made connections, experienced synchronicity and further developed relationships that have fostered my creative life both professionally and personally. By supporting this organization with membership, I am a part of fostering the arts here, in this region for my whole family.

Janet Howard Fatta, Warwick Artist

I’m thankful & grateful to the Orange County Arts Council for their support of Music for Humanity. The Arts Council instinctively knows that by sharing life’s abundance we all benefit. If you’re involved in creating music, art, theatre, film – anything that helps build the invisible bridges that connect our hearts, then you want the Arts Council on your team. The Orange County Arts Council is truly an outstanding organization. Join them today – you’ll benefit.

Barry Adelman, Music for Humanity