Huntsville, AL – After 56-years of serving the greater Huntsville metropolitan region, the Arts Huntsville Board of Directors voted to eliminate membership fees in 2019. The change is a result of a 2018 arts community needs assessment survey and an effort to provide arts organizations, artists and makers with open, inclusive, barrier-free access to its services. The announcement follows the inaugural Huntsville Arts Week, a celebration of the creative side of the city.
“Huntsville’s arts scene is vibrant and growing, but our artists, musicians and arts organizations continue to need promotional and business support to connect with our growing population,” said Allison Dillon-Jauken, Arts Huntsville executive director. “We are thrilled to now be able to offer features such as Arts Huntsville Arts Directory Listings, promotional support, marketing roundtables and networking free of charge to the diverse array of artists and arts professionals who animate Huntsville’s quality of life each day.”
Arts Huntsville is the largest arts engagement, advocacy and service organization in North Alabama with a mission to serve the greater Huntsville metropolitan region. In the past, membership included artists and organizations spanning from Athens and Decatur to Fayetteville, Scottsboro, and Guntersville. The new open structure provides all artists and arts, culture, and entertainment-related businesses within a 35-mile radius with access to the promotional, advocacy, and professional development features provided at no cost by Arts Huntsville.
The Arts Huntsville Directory Listings offer local artists and arts organizations the opportunity to create a profile to bolster their careers and business capacity. For the general public, the Arts Directory allows access to hundreds of musicians, visual artists, performing arts, classes, literary art, venues and much more.
To view the Arts Directory or learn more about Arts Huntsville, visit artshuntsville.org. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube for the latest in arts, entertainment and culture.