Membership

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As a member of MCBA, you belong to a community that celebrates creativity, builds literacy, and bridges cultures through the book arts.

MCBA members receive these exclusive benefits:

  • 10% discount on most purchases at The Shop
  • 10% discount on book arts workshops for adults, children, and families
  • 10% discount on equipment and studio rentals
  • Subscription to MCBA’s printed newsletter and biweekly e-newsletter
  • Invitations to exhibition openings and special events
  • Recognition in MCBA’s annual report
  • Special benefits with local partner organizations*

Consider becoming a sustaining member! This option allows you to easily divide your membership contribution into small monthly gifts. You get all the exclusive member benefits listed above, plus being a sustaining member is:

  • convenient — contributions are automatically deducted from a credit card or bank account (EFT);
  • 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.

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Membership Benefits

As a member of Minnesota Center for Book Arts, you enjoy the following benefits:

Individual: $48 ($4/month)
$48 tax-deductible

  • 10% discount on most purchases in The Shop at MCBA
  • 10% discount on classes and workshops
  • 10% discount on equipment and studio rentals
  • Subscription to MCBA’s printed newsletter and biweekly e-newsletter
  • Printed invitations to exhibition openings and special events
  • Recognition in MCBA’s annual report
  • Household: $72 ($6/month)
    $72 tax-deductible

  • All the benefits of Individual membership for two adults (at the same address) plus children
  • Friend: $120 ($10/month)
    $110 tax-deductible

  • All the benefits of Household membership
  • One set of six limited-edition, handmade notecards produced in MCBA’s studios
  • Patron: $300 ($25/month)
    $290 tax-deductible

  • All the benefits of Friend membership
  • Invitations to exclusive receptions and our annual Evening of Fine Wine & Fine Books
  • Founder: $600 ($50/month)
    $575 tax-deductible

  • All the benefits of Patron membership
  • A limited-edition print personally selected by the Executive Director


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    * 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.