As a member of Minnesota Center for Book Arts, you belong to a community invested in the book.
MCBA members receive a variety of discounts and benefits designed to deepen your engagement with the artform.
- 10% discount on class and workshop tuition
- 10% discount on equipment and studio rentals
- 10% discount on most purchases at The Shop at MCBA
- Printed invitations to all exhibition openings, programs and special members-only events
- Recognition in MCBA’s annual report
- Partner benefits at other Twin Cities arts organizations, such as summer camp and membership discounts*
Consider becoming a Sustaining Member! This option allows you to easily divide your annual membership contribution into small monthly gifts. Becoming a sustaining member is:
- convenient — contributions are automatically deducted from a credit card or bank account;
- easy on your budget — sustaining membership spreads out your contribution over time;
- efficient — more of your gift will go directly to programming, by avoiding the expenses of sending out renewals and reminders.
MCBA’s membership and giving levels are listed below; all members and donors receive the discounts and benefits mentioned above, plus additional benefits and opportunities according to giving level. If you’re more of a visual person (like us), we’ve prepared a handy chart for you; simply click the thumbnail image at the left to see a bigger version.
$24 ($2 per month)
Available in-person only; students must show valid ID at The Shop
$48 ($4 per month)
$72 ($6 per month)
Benefits for up to two adults, plus children (at the same address)
$120 ($10 per month)
Household member benefits, plus:
■ Limited edition, hand-printed note cards
$300 ($25 per month)
Friend level benefits, plus:
■ Invitation to special preview receptions for Winter Book Publication Party and annual Evening of Fine Wine and Fine Books, with Executive Director, MCBA Board and artists
$600 ($50 per month)
Patron’s Circle benefits, plus:
■ Invitation to MCBA’s annual Founders & Friends luncheon
$1,200 ($100 per month)
Founder’s Circle benefits, plus:
■ Limited edition print created by MCBA Artist-in-Residence, faculty artist, Artist Co-op member
$2,400 ($200 per month)
Collector’s Circle benefits, plus:
■ MCBA’s Executive Director and Board Chair welcome you and your guests to a personal exhibition and studio tour, followed by refreshments
$4,800 ($400 per month)
Ambassador’s Circle benefits, plus:
■ Complimentary standard edition Winter Book
■ Two V.I.P. invitations to The MCBA Prize Gala (held in odd-numbered years) or MCBA’s Bookish Bash (held in even-numbered years)
$9,600 ($800 per month) and up
Benefactor’s Circle benefits, plus:
■ Complimentary deluxe edition Winter Book
■ Use of MCBA’s spacious studios and gallery for a private event
Please call MCBA’s Development Director at 612-215-2531 for further information about donating at this level or above.
* Partner organization benefits vary. Examples include:
Summer camps: MCBA members qualify for member discount when registering for MCBA partnership camps, including Culture Camp, 5 Centers for Art camps, Arts on the River camps, and others. When registering for one of these camps through a different organization, be sure to mention your MCBA membership status to receive your discount.
The Loft Literary Center: MCBA members qualify for Loft member pricing when registering for MCBA / Loft writing and book arts combo camps or classes.
Walker Art Center: MCBA members qualify for a discount when purchasing a WAC membership; call the Walker box office or membership office for details. Walker Art Center members, see your Walker membership materials for information about discounted MCBA membership prices.
AIGA Minnesota: AIGA members, see your membership materials for information about reciprocal member benefits at MCBA.
Women’s Art Resources of Minnesota (WARM): MCBA members qualify for a discount when purchasing a WARM membership; please visit thewarm.org for details. WARM members, see your membership materials for information about discounted MCBA membership prices.