The most recent “Giving USA” report states that the arts and culture category is the fastest growing philanthropic cause in the United States. The findings reveal that those surveyed believe that support for the arts provides opportunities for creative thinking, problem solving, and community connection. They report that a vibrant, engaged art community helps recruit and retain employees.  

We at the Rome Area Council for the Arts are not at all surprised with these findings. In fact, we feel that they are concrete evidence of our passion to provide the citizens of Rome with opportunities that foster every aspect of the arts in order to enhance the entire community. We see it on the faces of the students at the RACA-sponsored Boys & Girls Club Summer Art Camps as they proudly display their pieces of original pottery. We receive such positive feedback from programs like the Rome Community HeART Project, the student Fire Fly Fling art contest, and the Ellen Axson Wilson Downtown Art Walk. 

We know that our programs and events are making a positive impact in the lives of those that participate in them, but it's truly your support that makes it all possible. Our board is committed to increasing our presence in our community, and we invite you to join us in this endeavor. Your contribution will provide the support that makes Rome an exceptional place to live. Join RACA today!

Membership Type

Membership Benefits 2017

Student  $20

Must have student ID.  Includes all Artist benefits listed below.

Artist   $25

Members-only receptions, promotions, exhibitions, festivals, and opportunities for commissioned work, access to arts festivals, booths, and sponsorships free of charge or at reduced rates, priority funding for RACA Grants program, membership in the Artist Collective of Rome (please visit the RACA website to create your artist profile) to share your work with other artists and the community. 

Individual   $50

RACA decal, invitation to members-only receptions and promotions, access to RACA email newsletter to receive updates and information sharing.

Family  $100

Includes all Individual benefits plus: immediate family and grandchildren are included in benefits.

Organization  $100

Includes all Individual and Artist Collective benefits as well as priority funding for RACA grant program and promotional opportunites through RACA platforms. Organizations should be arts related. 

Friend   $250

Includes all Individual benefits plus: a complimentary Individual membership to give as a gift. Artist Collective benefits included if desired.

Sponsor  $500

Includes all Individual and Friend benefits: plus one complimentary ticket to a RACA event (Beer Fest VIP or Fire Fly Fling).  Those interested in being on the Fire Fly Fling host committee can purchase tickets for reduced rate of $175/couple and $50/single over membership dues. Artist Collective benefits included if desired. 

Patron   $1000

Includes all Individual and Friend benefits: plus two complimentary host committee tickets to RACA’s Fire Fly Fling.  Artist Collective benefits included if desired.  Artist Collective benefits included if desired.