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CWCA Membership

Join WCA & the Chicago Chapter CWCA!
The new membership cycle starts October 1 and ends December 31 the following year.
WCA follows a calendar year, not an anniversary year.
Starting April 1st, WCA will switch to an anniversary year.

Renew your membership or join as a new member at the National WCA member portal.
Don't forget to check the box for Chicago, IL Chapter (ILC) membership:

To join or renew online
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Regular $60 as a member-at-large w/o a chapter choice 
Regular $50 w/ a chapter choice (choose up to 3 chapters) 
ILC (Chicago chapter CWCA) $25 + $50 (national WCA) — $75 total
Student/Subsidized $35/45 (with current student Id or letter explaining hardship) 
Institutional $75 (libraries and universities only) 
Lifetime Membership $750

To join or renew through your Chicago chapter by regular mail:
Please contact Arlene Rakoncay 847.674.0321
and send a check to:
Chicago Women's Caucus for Art (CWCA)
7615 N.Kildare, Skokie, IL 60076
Attn: Arlene Rakoncay
Checks should be made payable to "Chicago Women's Caucus for Art".

The Rewards of Membership

The national Women's Caucus for Art is proud to sponsor the annual Lifetime Achievement Awards honoring women in the arts.
As a member you are invited to attend conferences, participate in your community.

When you become a member of the national Women's Caucus for Art, you may then opt for chapter membership.
Chapter membership is encouraged as a means of participating directly in your local arts community.

Your annual membership includes:

    • CWCA annual Member Exhibit
    • National Networking through Chapters
    • Regional and Inter-Chapter Activities
    • Access to National Membership Directory
    • Submit your website listing to the National Members' Gallery page
    • Submit work for the Featured Artist section of the National WCA homepage
    • Conferences and Opportunities through the CAA
    • Lifetime Achievement Awards
    • Newsletter and Monthly E-mail Digest with Job and Exhibition Opportunities
    • Community and Leadership Development Opportunities
    • Advocacy for Women in the Arts
    • Access to the WCA Blog
    • Fiscal Sponsorship under 501.c.3

Additional Benefits:

    • Access to Monthly Listings of Art Opportunities through The Art List
    • Access to the “Matrix” Database of Opportunities for Artists and Historians
    • Access to Health Insurance Information through Fractured Atlas
    • Discounts on participating Magazine Subscriptions (Aperture, Ms. Magazine, ARTnews, and more!)

Your Vote Counts!

CWCA Members may submit nominations to the Executive Board for any office by August 31 of each year.
The Executive Board will serve as a Nominating Committee and prepare a slate of officers for ratification by the membership at its November meeting.
Officers newly elected will assume their duties on January 1 of the following year.
Contact Arlene Rakoncay, President, 847.674.0321, arlenerakoncay@aol.comto submit a nomination.