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    Frequently Asked Questions (F.A.Q.)

    If you do not find the answers you are seeking here, please contact the Arts Council office at (269) 342-5059. We're available M-F from 8am to 5pm to answer your questions and help in any way we can.
     

     

    ACGK Membership F.A.Q.

    Below you will find a collection of frequently asked questions regarding Membership pricing and benefits for Individual Artists, Arts Organizations and Businesses.  After reading through the FAQ, if you still have questions, please contact our the Arts Council at info@kalamazooarts.org.
     


    What are the benefits of membership at the Arts Council?

    For a complete listing of membership benefits for Individual Artists, Arts Organizations and Businesses, please refer to our Membership page.


    How can I pay for my membership?

    You have several options.

    • Cash/Check
    • Credit Card
    • Online pay with Authorize.net


    How long does my membership last?

    Each membership lasts for 12 months from the date payment is received.
     

    How do I renew my membership?

    Renewing couldn't be more easy! Simply click here to be redirected to our Membership renewal page.
     

    Art Hop F.A.Q.

    If you are interested in getting involved with Art Hop as a venue or an artist, click here to be redirected to our Art Hop page. If you would like to make a payment toward an Art Hop invoice you have received, click here to be redirected to our Art Hop payment page.
     

    Donating to the Arts Council F.A.Q.

    Below you will find a collection of frequently asked questions regarding donations to the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo. After reading through the FAQ, if you still have questions, please contact the Arts Council office at (269) 342-5059.
     


    How do I donate to the Arts Council?

    Donations come in many forms and all are appreciated! Some examples are....

    • On our secure website through Authorize.net
    • Mailed to our office at 359 S. Kalamazoo Mall; Suite 203 - Kalamazoo, MI 49007
    • By volunteering at an Arts Council event.

     

    What does my donation go toward?

    Donations to the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo go to help the Arts Council continue to work with Artists and Arts Organizations to provide excellent, inspiring, creative, and educational programming for all in our community to enjoy. If you would like more information, please contact the Arts Council at (269) 342-5059.
     

    Is my donation tax deductible?

    Yes! As a 501(c)3 non-profit, all donations to the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo are tax deductible. Formal letters declaring the donation are mailed upon receipt of each gift.
     

    Event Listing F.A.Q.

    Below you will find a collection of frequently asked questions regarding event submission on the Arts Council website.  After reading through the FAQ, if you still have questions, please contact info@kalamazooarts.org.
     


    Who can submit an event listing?

    Only active members in good standing with the Arts Council are permitted to submit event listings.  If you are interested in more information on becoming a member, please see our Member section.
     

    I'm an individual artist, not an organization. How do I submit an event?

    Follow all the same steps as an organization, and when it comes to the Organization Selection portion, select "Arts Council Member Artist."
     

    How do I submit an event?

    1. Log in.
    2. Go to your Dashboard. (Click "My Account" in the top right of the screen.)
    3. Select the "Events" tab on your Dashboard.
    4. Click "Events" in the submenu.
    5. Click the link "Submit New Event" and fill in the appropriate fields on the following screen.

    Note that all fields marked with the red * are required fields and your event will not be able to be submitted until all required fields have been met.
     

    How should I format the times of my events?

    This is up to you! This text field is simply available for you to put any additional notes on times you wish.

    Examples:

    • "Dusk"
    • Doors will open 30 minutes before showtime.
    • 3:35 pm Saturday
    • 10:00 am - 2:00 pm


    How do I delete times that have already been saved?

    To delete a time, you’ll want to click on the “Manage Dates & Times” orange button then click on the “Review Times” button. Once there, select from the dropdown (that defaults to “active”) the “Delete” option and then click “Save Time”.

     

    My event is free, do I have to provide ticketing information?

    No, however if you opt to put information into the ticketing phone, URL or email fields, the ticketing icon will appear on your event.
     

    Do I have to select multiple categories for my event?

    No, however if you do, your event will show up in multiple categories on the event calendar.
     

    I don't know what accessibility features my event's venue has, what should I do?

    These options are meant for you to select features your event will be providing, not the venue.

    Examples:

    • Sign Language interpreter available at reading.
    • Closed caption on video presentation.
       

    I've read the image requirements but my image still isn't working, how can I submit an image with my listing?

    If you feel your image meets the requirements, but for reasons unknown you are unable to get the image to upload with your event, please contact info@kalamazooarts.org.
     

    My event details have changed, how do I edit my listing?

    1. Log in.
    2. Go to your Dashboard. (Click "My Account" in the top right of the screen.)
    3. Select the "My Listing" tab on your Dashboard.
    4. Click "Events" in the submenu.
    5. Choose the event you wish to edit from the drop-down menu.
    6. Edit your event. (Note: The changes will take effect immediately and do not require approval.)

     

    Classified Listing F.A.Q.

    Below you will find a collection of frequently asked questions regarding event submission on the Arts Council website. After reading through the FAQ, if you still have questions, please contact info@kalamazooarts.org.
     


    Who can submit a classified listing?

    All registered and nonregistered users on the Arts Council's website are permitted to submit classified listings, however the Arts Council reserves the right to revoke active status on any listing for any reason.
     

    What are the categories of classifieds available?

    • Auditions
    • Call for Artists
    • For Sale/Rent/Free
    • Jobs
    • Volunteering


    How do I submit a classified listing?

    1. Log in.
    2. Go to your Dashboard. (Click "My Account" in the top right of the screen.)
    3. Select the "My Listing" tab on your Dashboard.
    4. Click "Classifieds" in the submenu.
    5. Fill in the appropriate fields on the following screen.

    Note that all fields marked with the red * are required fields and your classified listing will not be able to be submitted until all required fields have been met.

    What is the maximum classified listing end date?

    The maximum allotted time for a listing is 60 days from the initial submission date. If you are interested in extending your classified listing past the 60 days, simply submit another classified listing or contact info@kalamazooarts.org after the 60 days has passed.
     

    I don't see an option to add an image. How do I add an image to my listing?

    Simply become a registered user of the site, and you will be able to upload up to 5 images with your classified listing.
     

    I've read the image requirements but my image still isn't working, how can I submit an image with my listing?

    If you feel your image meets the requirements, but for reasons unknown you are unable to get the image to upload with your event, please contact info@kalamazooarts.org.
     

    My classified details have changed, how do I edit my listing?

    1. Select "Submit a Listing" from the main menu bar.
    2. Click on "Submit Listing Change" from the submenu.
    3. Fill out the form on the pop-up page and click "Report this Error" on the bottom of the form to submit.


    Can I submit a blind ad?
    Example: An employment ad w/out listing the Organization name.

    Yes. The only required information is title, city, state and contact email.
     

    General F.A.Q.

    What does the Arts Council do?

    The Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo (ACGK) is a nonprofit organization that seeks to improve the cultural life in greater Kalamazoo. Founded in 1966, the ACGK’s mission is to support, promote and fund the arts in Kalamazoo County. Our members include arts organizations, individual artists and business partners, while contributions and support come from a wide area and include individual donors, as well as foundation and corporate grants. We accomplish our mission through arts management services, grant programs, education, advocacy, public programs and event promotion.

    Put simply, we don’t make art, but we do help make the arts thrive.
     

    How can I work at a great place like the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo?

    Check out our current job openings on the jobs/volunteer section of the website; you never know, the person we're looking for might be you!

    Or take a look at our jobs/volunteer section of the website to let us know you're interested in volunteering for one of the many great programs brought to you by the Arts Council. There's always opportunities open for volunteers to help the arts and in return have a rewarding experience filled with fun!
     

    What are your hours?

    Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Friday After Art Hop: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm*

    *Each week following Art Hop, our office hours are:
    M-Th 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm (closed 12pm - 5pm)
     

    What kind of grant programs do you have?

    We operate two in-house grant programs with funding available for both individual artists and arts organizations: Arts Fund of Kalamazoo County and Kalamazoo Artistic Development Initiative. We also administer the Region 8 minigrant from the Michigan Council of Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA). For more information on the ACGK grant programs and/or to obtain applications and guidelines, please visit the grant programs section of the website.
     

    What is Art Hop?

    Art Hop is a monthly event open to the public featuring multiple art exhibits a multiple locations throughout downtown Kalamazoo. Usually held on the first Friday of the month, Art Hop is a fun, friendly, informal happening where people meet friends and family for an evening of art and entertainment. Four times a year the Art Hop is expanded to include downtown Kalamazoo merchants.

    See the Art Hop section of the Events Calendar for a complete schedule and map.
     

    Can I join the Arts Council mailing list?

    We'd love you to! Please click here to submit your contact information via MailChimp to join our email list.  If you would like to join our formal mailing list to receive Arts Council information in the mail to your home or business, please contact info@kalamazooarts.org.
     

    How do I remove myself from the Arts Council mailing list?

    Simply click here to submit your contact information via MailChimp. If you would like to be removed from our formal mailing list and no longer receive Arts Council information in the mail to your home or business, please contact info@kalamazooarts.org. We're sorry to see you go!
     

    How do I change my password?

    To change your password, log-out of the site (if logged in) and select the link "Forgot your password?" from the log-in screen. An email will be sent to you and instruct you on resetting your password and creating a new one.
     

    What is a QR code?

    A QR code (quick response code) is our way of providing a visual representation of a link to our program information on marketing materials. Scan this image on your smart phones when you pass by banners at our events or brochures!

    ACGK QR Code

    Some examples of download-able apps available for smart phones for QR Code scanning are QR Reader for iPhone products, QR Droid for Android products, and Google Goggles or RedLaser for a wide range of phones.


    Can you appraise my artwork?

    Unfortunately, no!  However, you can find an appraiser online with the Appraisers Association of America by visiting their website: http://www.appraisersassoc.org/.

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