Press RoomPhoenix Art Museum launches new Arts Advocate Membership for Arizona-based artists and educators

Phoenix Art Museum launches new Arts Advocate Membership for Arizona-based artists and educators

Jun, 29, 2023

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Phoenix Art Museum launches new Arts Advocate Membership for Arizona-based artists and educators

New Membership level at $55/year provides exclusive benefits for artists registered with Artlink

PHOENIX (June 29, 2023) – Phoenix Art Museum (PhxArt) announces today a new Arts Advocate Membership that provides a discounted rate on annual Member benefits for Arizona educators and for artists registered with Artlink Inc., a Phoenix-based non-profit that supports Arizona artists and connective events, programs, and initiatives. The new Membership opportunity is the latest effort to strengthen the Museum’s relationship with artists state wide while also honoring educators who are dedicated to incorporating arts and culture in their curricula. To qualify, Arizona artists must register with Artlink as an Articipant and create a profile on the ArtistsAZ directory; registration with Artlink is free. To purchase an Arts Advocate Membership, qualifying individuals can email or call 602.257.2124. For information on the Museum’s other Membership levels, click here.

“We are proud to launch this new Arts Advocate Membership, the first Membership level in our recent history that provides discounted annual admission and benefits to artists in our community,” said Jeremy Mikolajczak, the Sybil Harrington Director and CEO of Phoenix Art Museum. “Phoenix Art Museum and Artlink are united by our commitment to support dynamic and thriving artist communities across our state. By providing this option to both Arizona artists and Arizona educators—many of whom continue to prioritize art in their classroom despite decreased funding—we hope to build bridges and connect individuals who utilize the Museum as a source of information and inspiration.”

The Arts Advocate Membership is an expanded version of the Museum’s previous Educator Membership and in this new format extends annual Membership benefits for one adult to not only Arizona-based educators but also Arizona-based artists who are registered with Artlink and have an active profile on ArtistsAZ, an online directory of Arizona artists. Registration with Artlink as an Articipant is free and includes a free ArtistsAZ profile. A one-year Arts Advocate Membership to PhxArt is $55, with a two-year version offered at $99. Benefits include:

  • Free general admission for one year for one adult
  • A 10% discount at The Museum Store
  • Subscription to PhxArt Magazine and the Museum’s monthly e-newsletter
  • Free admission to gallery talks, tours, family programs, and films
  • Free admission to Creative Saturdays
  • Discounted admission to special events such as Amplified, the Museum’s art+music festival experience
  • Invitations to Senior Coffee Socials for those 65 and older
  • An opportunity to join the Museum’s support organizations

To qualify for the Arts Advocate Membership, educators must provide proof of employment at an Arizona school with a valid photo ID.

“We are thrilled to partner on a program that provides Arizona artists increased access to Phoenix Art Museum,” said Catrina Kahler, Artlink’s President and CEO. “Artlink is founded by artists and enthusiastically invites working artists of all mediums to register, create a directory profile, and receive this discount in recognition for their vital contribution to Arizona’s community and economy.”

For more information on Membership at PhxArt, contact the Museum’s Communications Office at or 602.257.2117, or the Membership Office at For questions on how to register with Artlink, contact

About Phoenix Art Museum
Since 1959, Phoenix Art Museum has provided millions of guests with access to world-class art and experiences in an effort to ignite imaginations, create meaningful connections, and serve as a brave space for all people who wish to experience the transformative power of art. Located in Phoenix’s Central Corridor, the Museum is a vibrant destination for the visual arts and the largest art museum in the southwestern United States. Each year, more than 350,000 guests engage with critically acclaimed national and international exhibitions and the Museum’s collection of more than 20,000 works of American and Western American, Asian, European, Latin American, modern and contemporary art, and fashion design. The Museum also presents a comprehensive film program, live performances, and educational programs designed for visitors of all ages, along with vibrant photography exhibitions made possible through the Museum’s landmark partnership with the Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona. To learn more about Phoenix Art Museum, visit, or call 602.257.1880.

About Artlink Inc.
Artlink keeps the arts integral to our development by connecting artists, businesses and the community. Founded as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization by artists in 1989, the Artlink name is a guiding principle for the organization, as it supports stakeholders of the arts and culture community, amplifying its collective strength. Presenter of community-based programs, events and initiatives, including the annual Art Detour, Art d’Core Gala and Juried Exhibition, and new in 2023 Artinerary and ArtistsAZ, Artlink is supported by: Arizona Commission on the Arts, City of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture, Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust, Flinn Foundation, Arizona Community Foundation, Valley Metro, Downtown Phoenix Inc., Park Central, Phoenix Art Museum, FOUND:RE Phoenix Hotel, Greater Phoenix Economic Council and more. For more information, please visit and connect socially on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

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