ACCOB sets out their purpose - will it make a difference? Sure will, as long as people are not indifferent to the arts.

artsblue 100x100By Pepper Parr

April 20, 2017

BURLINGTON, ON

 

They are now incorporated as a non profit; they are organized and they are selling memberships.

ACCOB lives!

ACCOB logo$25 for a person – $50 for organization. They have sold 50 memberships to date.

What will people get for their money?

 

ACCOB’s purpose is:

To increase public understanding, knowledge and appreciation of arts and culture in Burlington and surrounding area by providing information about performances, exhibitions and other activities of an artistic and cultural nature.

To provide educational seminars related to arts and culture.

To be a catalyst to inspire, engage, connect and advocate on behalf of members of the artistic and cultural communities, to support a vibrant and creative artistic and cultural community in Burlington and surrounding area.

To promote and foster artistic and cultural development and appreciation of, and participation in, arts and culture for the benefit of Burlington residents.

All that!

Artists – be they painters, musicians, dancers need space to work in. They need marketing help.

The city has been a major help with their public art program – which is great for the visual artists. The performing artists could use a much better break from the Performing Arts Centre on the cost of renting space. There is one organization that has done very successful program at the Performing Arts Centre that find they may have to go somewhere else – the prices are just too high.

Worse, the organization does not want their name used – they fear repercussions. Being afraid to speak up and speak out is not an ingredient for a place where healthy dialogue can take place.

The arts get lip service when they appear before city council.

The operations that the city owns – even if at an arm’s length basis – get solid funding. The Art Gallery of Burlington, the Performing Arts Centre, the Museums know how much money they are going to receive from the city each year.

The plants that decorate the roadways in the city get paid for.

ACCOB crowd

The Arts Collective Family photo – this lot organized themselves and are now the Arts and Cultural Council of Burlington.

If the Arts and Cultural Council of Burlington wants to get more than a polite pat on the head and a “we really appreciate what you are doing” they are going to have to be stronger than this.

Send them your cheque TODAY and you will become a Founding Member – something you can add to your resume.

They don’t tell you on their web site where to send the cheque – the web site is still “under construction”.

It is a start.

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  • tenni

    ACCOB’s Facebook page gives the following information about where to mail your cheque

    Cheques payable to “Arts and Culture Council of Burlington”, may be mailed along with this form to –
    Membership, Arts and Culture Council of Burlington
    4104 Fairview Street, Suite 232, Burlington, ON, L7L 4Y8 


    Single membership $25.00
    Group membership $50.00

    ACCOB MEMBERSHIP

    Become a FOUNDING MEMBER of the ARTS AND CULTURE COUNCIL OF BURLINGTON (formerly Arts and Culture Collective of Burlington)!

    Benefits:

    INVITATION to be a candidate to sit on ACCOB Board of Directors

    VOLUNTEER opportunities (committees, events); connect with ACCOB community

    SUPPORT the development of a vibrant arts and culture community in Burlington

    DISCOUNTS from participating businesses, by showing your membership card

    DISCOUNTS on ACCOB workshops, classes, and events

    ENDORSE ADVOCACY for the arts and culture in Burlington

    SUBSCRIPTION to ACCOB e-mails, stay informed of opportunities as they arise

    VOTING RIGHTS at Annual General Meetings (one vote/membership card)


    Membership options:

    Annual memberships expire on December 31st each year. Become a FOUNDING MEMBER before December 31, 2017, to receive special benefits.

    INDIVIDUAL (over 18 yrs) ……………………..……….……..… $25.

GROUP (Business/Organization) ………………..……………. $50.

    2017 ACCOB Member Discounts

    Thank you to the following businesses that are offering discounts to our members
    (Please show your ACCOB membership cards):

    UPS store 111 – 20% off of shipping
http://www.theupsstore.ca/111

    Long & McQuade – $10. gift certificate towards Rentals
    https://www.long-mcquade.com

    A Different Drummer Bookstore – $10. gift certificate
    http://www.differentdrummerbooks.ca

    Be Yoga & Wellness – “Be Fluid” Unlimited Membership
    $35+HST biweekly (regular $44+HST) 3mth minimum
    http://www.beyogabe.com

    Black Swan Pub & Grill – 15% discount membership card
    http://blackswanburlington.ca

    Bren Anne Pr and Marketing – 10 % discount on PR & marketing services
    http://www.brenanne.com

    Belinda Kligman-Tisnower – 10% discount on Scentsy products
    http://www.bkt688.scentsy.ca

    Michelle Pluim (Ginger the Clown) – 10% discount on clowning services with a minimum 1 hour clowning job
    http://www.gingertheclown.com

    Michelle Pluim (Photos 4 Ever) – 10% discount on a full session fee
    http://www.photos4ever.ca

    Robert Mayor Jr (SoFX Canada) – 5% off of all one on one services: coaching music or personal mastery. (band/artist development)
    15% off promotional media such as logo, branding, web design, video promotion.
    Free one on one phone consult with soFXCanada
    http://www.sofx.ca

    Hayley Verrall – 10% discount on 2 hours or more of live music performance
    http://www.hayleyverrallmusic.com

    Leah Verrall – Artist – 10% discount on a custom painting
    http://www.facebook.com/Leah-Verrall-Artist-1659005454385252
    ACCOB MEMBERSHIP FORM 
* please fill in this page (PRINT CLEARLY) & include with your membership fee

    Contact Info:
    Name (individual/business/organization)______________________________________
    Address ____________________________________________ City ______________ Province ______ Postal Code__________ E-mail _____________________________
    Phone ______________ Website __________________________________________
 _____ Yes, I want my website included in Members Directory
    Group/Corporate member:
    Name of primary contact ____________________________ Title _________________
    E-mail _____________________________________ Phone ____________________

    Discipline: check all that apply
    ___ Visual Arts ___ Photography ___ Music ___ Literary ___ Theatre ___ Dance
    ___ Fine Crafts ___ Textile ___ Media Arts ___ Design ___ Ceramics ___ Other
    ___ Culture/Heritage ___ Arts & Culture Supporter

    Founding Membership options:
    INDIVIDUAL $25. _____ GROUP $50. _____

    Donation Amount: $20. ___ $50. ___ $100. ___ Other ___________

    Payment: Cheques payable to “Arts and Culture Council of Burlington”, may be mailed along with this form to –
    Membership, Arts and Culture Council of Burlington
    4104 Fairview Street, Suite 232, Burlington, ON, L7L 4Y8 

    Volunteering: Are you able to volunteer on a committee/at events/in other ways (explain) MEMBERSHIP ____ FUNDRAISING ____ SPECIAL EVENTS ____ OTHER ______

 Thank you for your support!
    For ACCOB use:
    Membership #:
    Renewal date:
    http://www.artscultureburlington.ca