A Place for Creativity & Creative People In CNY
Which Membership Level is Right For Me ?
You do not need to be an artist, crafts person, or creator, to enjoy and get the benefit of this virtual community. Perhaps, you just like creative things or want to be in touch with creative people.
Our community is a special place for creators and creative people, and for people interested in arts, culture, writing, intellectual, historical, political, literary, and other pursuits. Our main goal is to build a vibrant community around the creation of new and more art, craft, invention, technology, writing and other endeavors.
There are 4 levels of Engagement
1. Viewer/Buyer – Free.
You can see everything on the main page, see the different " My Pages" of the Artists, Crafters and Creators on the site, see videos, photos. At this level, you can see everything and even buy, but can not interact with others. You do not have your own "My Page", which can be used for networking within the community. Still, this is great for seeing the art and creative community, and events in the community. You just can not interact at this level because you are not a member.
2. CNYArtists Member – Non Selling $20.00/yr
This includes everything above, plus you have have your own “My Page" where you can have a Profile of you and what you are about, interested in, etc, and where you can post up to 30 pictures and 5 videos, and even have your own blog. All this greatly helps in meeting and networking with others, and becoming more involved with the art and creative community. You are also able to join groups, collaborate; engage in discussions, and add events. (Pictures at this level can not be of items that you have made for sale, for that you need to purchase for $15 more/year, the minimum 12 selling spots as outlined below.)
3. Artist/Artisan/Creator Member – Starts at $35.00/yr
Everything included in Full Membership plus 12 selling spots to get started. As one item is sold, another item can take its place. In short, $35 per year provides full interactivity and membership plus 12 selling spots. You can also buy additional spots as outlined below. Feel free to email Peter at firstname.lastname@example.org for suggestions and advice.
The general rule of thumb is that the minimum number of selling spots anyone should have is 12 in order to give a customer an idea of your work. Some arts and crafts should definitely have more – for example, if you are selling jewelry, we suggest the full complement of 32 spots or more.
*A good example of A Selling Page for Jewelry is Cynthia Cameron’s Album in our Gallery at http://www.cnyartists.com/page/jewelry-1 Cynthia built her page and album all by herself by uploading pictures, writing descriptions, adding a link, and tags. You can too!!. She also added an initial blog which automatically showed up in her My Page, along with a nice picture of herself, which gave others a chance to know about her and her thoughts,background and feelings.*
4. Institutional Membership – $35.00/yr
For Organizations, Institutions, Businesses, Galleries, etcetera
Full membership plus 12 selling spots and ability to upload events - $35 per year
Senior Editors will take the picture you upload and the information you send and do their best to add it to the site and promote it within the community on a space available basis.
A limited amount of advertising is available to ensure that members of the community are more likely to know of your event. ( See more under Promote-Advertise in the navigation bar at the top of any page. )
Summary of Membership Options:
A. Individual or household Patron Membership $20 Year (non-selling member)
B. Organization, Institution, Business Membership $35/year
C. Standard membership with 12 selling spots included $35/year
D. Additional selling options as follows
**Note** If you have signed up for a Trial Membership in the past, and cancelled your membership at the end of the trial period, there will be a $10.00 re-registration fee on top of your chosen Membership Level to re-join the website. These fees will be due immediately upon re-joining our site.
Once you become a member, you will be sent a few pages of easy instructions on how to build you’re My Page, create albums, add photos, etc. Within a few hours, you will be able to be a fully active member, with an enhanced profile and a full ability to interact, network, and much, much more.
Join Now by clicking on the Membership Choices at the bottom of this page and picking the one that will fulfill your needs, and give yourself the Opportunity to take part in Central New York’s Creative Community. It's fun and you'll be glad you did.
You can pay by Pay Pal or by Visa, Mastercard, or any of the major credit cards. If you pay by major credit card, you won't have to sign up with Pay Pal, just click on Pay by Debit or Credit Card at the bottom right of the page that comes up.
Payments may be recorded as made to "American Think Tank, Inc," our parent company, or as "CNY Artists."
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