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Before 2014 ends, please consider a fully tax-deductible, direct donation, of any size, to YBCA. A gift will significantly impact our ability to program cutting-edge contemporary art and supporting our community partners.

  $180 funds one year of free participation in YBCA:You for a person who qualifies for our Low-Income Subsidy Program. Give $180 »
  $250 makes it possible for a teenager from a low-income family to participate in our Young Artists at Work program for one month. Give $250 »
  $500 funds an artist to create an impactful performance work for our YBCAway commissioning program. Give $500 »
  $1,000 supports an artist-in-residence for 1.5 months in the In Community program. These artists collaborate with community members to create art around an issue of importance to our Bay Area community, resulting in presentations like Home [Away From] Home. Give $1,000 »

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You may also make an ongoing or fully anonymous donation through Network for Good »

A fully tax-deductible direct donation to YBCA places you amongst a visionary group of donors to our organization. Your support significantly impacts our ability to continue programming the contemporary art you love.

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Become a Member or Renew Your Membership

Need More Information About YBCA's Donor Circle or Membership program?
Contact our Emily Lakin via email or call 415.321.1320.

Membership Delivery
Membership packages are mailed within 7-10 days of processing the order; memberships cannot be held at Box Office.

Show your support of YBCA and enjoy all of the benefits of membership. With all the savings and perks, your membership pays for itself and more!

All YBCA members enjoy the following benefits:

  • Free gallery admission all the time, with guest privileges — $10 or more savings every time you visit
  • Free admission tickets to opening night parties — $90 annual value
  • Ticket discounts for all YBCA programs — $5 off performance tickets; $2 off film tickets
  • Free members-only artist talks and other member events
  • Discounts on YBCA catalogues
  • No waiting in line for Opening Night Parties and other special events

Additional benefits based on membership level:

$65 Basic
Fully tax-deductible

Join or renew at Basic level »

  • FREE gallery and Opening Night Party admission for you and a guest
  • Member discounts on YBCA Performances and Films
  • Waived handling fees on ticket orders
  • Subscription to YBCA's monthly calendar
  • Members-only ticket specials
  • Exclusive invitations to Member events
  • Discount YBCA:You enrollment

Discounted Basic membership »
$40 full-time Student, Teacher, Working Artist or Senior (65+) membership at the Basic level.

$85 Basic Household
Fully tax-deductible

Join or renew at Basic Household level »

All of the benefits of a Basic Membership plus:

  • A second YBCA membership card (all benefits apply to member and guest—benefits for 4 people total)
  • Discount YBCA:You enrollment for your household

Discounted Basic Household membership »
$60 full-time Student, Teacher, Working Artist or Senior (65+) membership at the Basic level.

$165 Discoverer
Fully tax-deductible

Join or renew at Discoverer level »

All of the benefits of a Basic Membership plus:

$300 Groundbreaker
$250 tax-deductible

Join or renew at Groundbreaker level »

All of the benefits of a Discoverer Membership plus:

  • Exclusive access to YBCA's Donor Lounge during Opening Night Parties
  • 2 FREE tickets to any YBCA Performance or Film
  • Invitations to preview exhibitions at Opening Receptions
  • Recognition in YBCA's playbill

$500 Curator's Circle
$410 tax-deductible

Join or renew at Curator's Circle level »

All of the benefits of a Groundbreaker plus:

  • Exclusive invitations to Curators Salons at private homes and artist studios
  • Private preview tours with YBCA artists and curators
  • Complimentary exhibition catalog
  • Recognition on YBCA's Annual Donor Wall
  • Dual YBCA:You enrollment included in your benefits at no additional charge

$1,000 Director's Forum
$910 tax-deductible

Join or renew at Director's Forum level »

All of the benefits of a Curator's Circle plus:

  • Personal concierge service for all your YBCA ticketing needs
  • VIP priority seating for YBCA Performances
  • Recognition as an underwriter of YBCA's FREE First Tuesdays

To join at the Leader's Circle, Benefactor, or Vanguard level, please contact:
Emily Lakin, Membership Manager  •  415.321.1320

$2,500 Leader's Circle
$2,410 tax-deductible

All of the benefits of a Director's Forum plus:

  • Private exhibition tour with YBCA's Executive Director and Visual Arts Curators
  • Signed exhibition catalog for the project your donation supports

$5,000 Benefactor
$4,910 tax-deductible

All of the benefits of a Leader's Circle plus:

  • Underwriter acknowledgement in the discipline and project of your choice
  • Recognition at special events, prominent name visibility on signage and performance program and other special privileges associated with your donation
  • Option of having your gift support one of YBCA's annual commissions in the performing or visual arts

$10,000 Vanguard
$9,910 tax-deductible

All of the benefits of a Benfactor plus:

  • Private dinner with the curator and artist(s) associated with your project
  • Private screening of a YBCA Film/Video for you and 90 of your friends