We are proud to announce something new: Our Sustaining Member Program.
The Nashville Community Darkroom is more than just a darkroom.
We are a nonprofit arts organization, dedicated to teaching and learning through the arts in Nashville. Our mission is to work with all members of our community, including students, community groups such as Magdalene House and the Martha O’Bryan Center, and others to connect arts and education in Nashville. This mission supports all members of the community, not just our regular monthly darkroom members.
That’s why we’ve created our Sustaining Member Program.
The Sustaining Member Program further extends the opportunities for involvement with Nashville Community Darkroom.
Who are Sustaining Members? Sustaining Members are supporters who make a small monthly pledge to fund the educational mission of the Nashville Community Darkroom. Your financial commitment, combined with that of others, creates a fund to sustain our educational programs throughout the year.
Click here to enter your $5 or $10 pledge (and be sure to click the "Make This Recurring (Monthly)" box).
It may seem like a small amount, but your $5 pledge can buy a roll of film for a student participating in her first photography class. Your $10 pledge can buy paper for a student learning how to make his first prints in the darkroom, or supplies for when we take our workshops into classrooms around the city. Our Sustaining Members provide much needed operational funds to make our educational programming possible.
Our Sustaining Members get a whole host of benefits!
- Increased opportunities for arts education to members of the community, including local K-12 students from schools like Stratford High School and Lockeland Elementary School. Learn more about the NCD educational model, and the positive impact of arts education on student achievement, attendance, discipline, career-readiness and more.
- Warm, fuzzy feelings from supporting a locally-raised, locally-run educational nonprofit, just as it starts out.
- Discounts on all our classes, workshops, and gallery rentals.
- Opportunities to exhibit at a special “Sustaining Member” show at the NCD Gallery. Not a photographer? Not a problem! Sustaining members also receive special invites to all our shows throughout the year.
- Recognition on our website and gallery wall.
But wait -- there's more!
If you pledge at the $10/month Sustaining member level, in addition to the above benefits, you’ll get a surprise gift in the mail each year!
- Once we’re fully up and running, all our $10/month sustaining members will receive a surprise gift during their pledge year. It might be a print made by a photographer in the darkroom, it might be a project one of our students worked on, it might be a poster from one of our events. The surprise is part of the fun… but we promise you’ll love it!
As a fledgling education and arts nonprofit, we need the support of the community in Nashville, and beyond. We hope that $5 or $10 is not a lot to ask; in return, we promise that the Nashville Community Darkroom will reinvigorate education and the arts in Nashville, and beyond!