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Pay What You Can Membership
We believe that more and different people need access to cultural experiences that are relevant to them. Price should not prohibit people from experiencing the joy of the arts, or limit their ability to participate more fully in our YBCA community. That is why we are introducing a Pay What You Can level into our membership program. The price is set by you, based on what you're able to afford, and it relies on the honor system. Your participation as a member is invaluable to us.
Call our Box Office at 415.978.2787 or text PWYC to 41444 to register, or register here.
Benefits begin July 1.
- Unlimited free gallery admission for one person
- Free admission to opening night parties for one person
- Free ticket to our YBCA 100 summit
- Early access to tickets for YBCA performances and events
- Invitations to special member events
- Discounts on YBCA catalogues and merchandise
Not included in Pay What You Can Membership: Discounted tickets, waived handling fees, and access to the Affiliates program. Suggested donation of $40 based on the benefits provided.
Make a Donation
A fully tax-deductible direct donation to YBCA places you amongst a visionary group of donors to our organization. Your support significantly impacts our ability to continue programming the contemporary art you love.
Become a Member or Renew Your Membership
Need More Information About YBCA's Donor Circle or Membership program?
Contact our Emily Lakin via email or call 415.321.1320.
Membership packages are mailed within 7-10 days of processing the order; memberships cannot be held at Box Office.
December 15, 2015 is the last day to order gift memberships to arrive in time for the holidays.
Show your support of YBCA and enjoy all of the benefits of membership. With all the savings and perks, your membership pays for itself and more!
All YBCA members enjoy the following benefits:
- Free gallery admission all the time, with guest privileges — $10 or more savings every time you visit
- Free admission tickets to opening night parties — $90 annual value
- Ticket discounts for all YBCA programs — $5 off performance tickets; $2 off film tickets
- Free members-only artist talks and other member events
- Discounts on YBCA catalogues
- No waiting in line for Opening Night Parties and other special events
- Special Offer: Get 50% off Detour subscriptions. Learn more »
Additional benefits based on membership level:
Join or renew at Basic level »
- FREE gallery and Opening Night Party admission for you and a guest
- Member discounts on YBCA Performances and Films
- Waived handling fees on ticket orders
- Members-only ticket specials
- Exclusive invitations to Member events
- Discount YBCA:You enrollment
Discounted Basic membership »
$40 full-time Student, Teacher, Working Artist or Senior (65+) membership at the Basic level.
Join or renew at Groundbreaker level »
All of the benefits of a Discoverer Membership plus:
- Exclusive access to YBCA's Donor Lounge during Opening Night Parties
- 2 FREE tickets to any YBCA Performance or Film
- Invitations to preview exhibitions at Opening Receptions
- Recognition in YBCA's playbill
$500 Curator's Circle
Join or renew at Curator's Circle level »
All of the benefits of a Groundbreaker plus:
- Exclusive invitations to Curators Salons at private homes and artist studios
- Private preview tours with YBCA artists and curators
- Complimentary exhibition catalog
- Recognition on YBCA's Annual Donor Wall
- Dual YBCA:You enrollment included in your benefits at no additional charge
$2,500 Leader's Circle
All of the benefits of a Director's Forum plus:
- Private exhibition tour with YBCA's Executive Director and Visual Arts Curators
- Signed exhibition catalog for the project your donation supports
All of the benefits of a Leader's Circle plus:
- Underwriter acknowledgement in the discipline and project of your choice
- Recognition at special events, prominent name visibility on signage and performance program and other special privileges associated with your donation
- Option of having your gift support one of YBCA's annual commissions in the performing or visual arts
All of the benefits of a Benefactor plus:
- Private dinner with the curator and artist(s) associated with your project
- Private screening of a YBCA Film/Video for you and 90 of your friends