Membership

Membership is one of the many ways to participate in and support Open Space. As a registered BC Society, Open Space’s institutional body is made up of a Board of Directors, the staff, and the membership. Members are individuals in the community who are interested in participating in the organization by engaging with programming, lending their time and energy to events, and providing feedback to determine the direction of the organization. We are excited to work with the membership to foster community and provide meaningful opportunities to engage in the arts in Victoria.

 

Benefits of membership:

  • Opportunity to interact with artists from all over the world.
  • Participate in the local arts community of Victoria.
  • Learn about the workings of an artist-run centre.
  • Subscription to our monthly e-newsletter.
  • Access to in-house printing.
  • Discounts on merch.
  • Voting privileges at the Annual General Meeting.
  • Contribute feedback on major organizational changes.
  • Eligible to stand for election to the Board of Directors

 

Become a member today! 

Although membership has historically required an associated fee, in the hopes of reducing barriers to participation, we have been seeking alternative membership models. As of July 2020 we are now offering memberships for free! In place of a financial commitment, we are hopeful that members can offer time, skills, or feedback in other ways, by attending events or volunteering. Central to this decision is our commitment to a reciprocal and relational membership process. By making membership more accessible, we hope to recognize and value the contributions from community members and volunteers who have already been supporting Open Space.
 
If you are able, we also encourage you to support Open Space financially through a one-time or regular donation. All donations are recognized with a charitable tax receipt. You can also sign up for our volunteer newsletter here to receive monthly updates on volunteer opportunities and ways to get involved in the gallery.
 
You can now register for membership in two ways: by physical mail addressed to Open Space, 510 Fort Street, 2nd floor, Victoria, BC V8W 1E6 (download and print the form here) or through our online store! If you are including a donation with your membership, see below for payment options.
 
Membership options
☐  Free membership  
☐  $25 donation
☐  $50 donation
☐  $100 donation
.... custom amount
 
Payment options
By mail:
☐  Cash
☐  Cheque payable to Open Space Arts Society.
Online:
☐  Credit card/debit donation through our online store 
☐  Monthly donations through Canada Helps.
 
Charitable #11906 8815 RR 0001
 
Thank you for your support!