Allied Arts Council Membership Drive:  

What it is and why you should contribute to the arts!

The Membership Drive is focused solely on the Allied Arts Council’s daily operations and its programs- Artists in the Schools, Artscape, Traffic Box Art, Sculpture Walk and the Mayors Awards for the Arts. These programs directly benefit and better the St. Joseph community year-round. 

The programs the Council implement bring individuals together, educate children in our community and generate revenue for our economy. This is made possible because of individual contributors.

Please help us continue to create opportunities for St. Joseph to grow in the arts by donating to the annual Membership Drive.  Your donation to the Allied Arts Council is a contribution to St. Joseph and the arts. 

Five Reasons to Donate:

1.  We bring the community together.
     The Allied Arts Council has a variety of programs and workshops that enhance our community, educate our children and support member agencies. The Council encourages people to stay local and attend events in our area.
2. We enhance arts education in St. Joseph. 
     Educational programs provided by the Allied Arts Council reach thousands of children from St. Joseph and surrounding areas. Students learn through public art tours, in the classroom during Artists in Schools and through Artscape, a summer arts camp.
3. We drive tourism to St. Joseph. 
     Travelers visit St. Joseph not only to see its history, but to enjoy the arts including the St. Joseph Sculpture Walk and Traffic Box Art. 
4. We help boost the economy in St. Joseph.
     The Allied Arts Council publishes a quarterly newsletter promoting arts events in St. Joseph produced by our member agencies. The Allied Arts Council helped contribute $21 million into Buchanan County.
5. We support a healthy lifestyle.

     The arts are essential to health and quality of life. Citizens can earn more steps by participating in the St. Joseph Sculpture Walk, and children can exercise in dance classes offered during Artscape.