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CREATE envisions a community that celebrates artistic and cultural diversity and inspires creative engagement.  CREATE supports and advances the arts and cultural community by broadening and enriching creative resources and economic growth in the region.


Please join or renew today.

Use the dropdown menu (click in inverted triangle) to choose your level of Membership.

Membership Levels



All CREATE Members joining or renewing at $35 or above receive a Membership Card good for a variety of discounts (see below for a list of Membership perks).

Thank you!


To join or renew by mail, download the Membership Form and return it to 98 Main Street, P.O. Box 463, Catskill, NY 12414 along with a check made out to our incorporated name: Greene County Council on the Arts

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CREATE administers essential regrant funds and grants to community and cultural organizations and individual artists throughout Greene, Columbia and Schoharie counties (including Community Arts Grants, the Free to Create Grants for Black Artists, CREATE Artist Emergency Funds, and Greene County Initiative Program), mounts gallery exhibitions year round, offers free technical assistance workshops on a variety of topics, presents special events celebrating regional culture, and keeps all members involved informed of happenings and opportunities throughout the region.

CREATE members—both artists and those who wish to support arts & culture in our region—show active support of CREATE’s programs, gain a direct link to what’s happening in our area, and stay informed about opportunities available to regional artists, artisans and nonprofit organizations.


CREATE Membership Perks
  • Be acknowledged on our website.
  • Receive our bimonthly eblasts featuring events and opportunities throughout the region.
  • Receive the periodic “Arts Alive” printed newsletter, containing arts-related information, grants and opportunities listing and a cultural events calendar by mail.
  • Be invited to participate and vote at CREATE’s Annual Membership Meeting.
  • Receive advance email  announcements of CREATE programs and invitations to special events, exhibits and seminars.
  • Receive 10% discount on purchases at CREATE’s Catskill Gallery and Artful Hand Boutique.
  • Receive 10% discount at Spotty Dog Books & Ale (art supplies included), Warren Street, Hudson NY.
  • Artist members may submit artwork free of charge for group and curated exhibitions at our Catskill gallery.
  • Artist members receive automatic acceptance of artwork in annual “members only” salon exhibitions.
  • Opportunity to consign work and artisan crafts in CREATE‘s Artful Hand Boutique.
  • Artist members may be listed in our artist resource file along with a website link on our “RESOURCES/Artists Members” page.
  • CREATE Members are eligible to join the Columbia-Greene Federal Credit Union membership and receive a myriad of financial services. Visit www.cgfcu.org for more information.
  • $250 and up – You will also receive one voucher for a Gift Membership at the Individual Level to extend to another individual. (Certificate is for a new Membership)
  • $500 and up – same as above plus two free tickets to a non-fundraising event sponsored by a CREATE member organization. (Some restrictions may apply.) Please check the Calendar of Events online or in our Arts Alive newsletter for current listings.
  • $1,000 or more – same as above plus two free tickets to a CREATE special event (Beaux Arts Ball and major fundraisers excluded.)
  • Receive a 10% discount on purchases at Arlene’s Art Materials (some restrictions may apply) 57 Fuller Road, Albany, NY.
  • Discounted rate for Adult Tours at the Bronck Museum throughput 2021 Season. (Reduced rates for fundraising events or special events not included.
  • Receive a 50% discount on a one-year subscription (two issues) to Catskill Tri-County “Historical Views” publication.
  • Iroquois Indian Museum-10% discount at Museum Shop and $5 discount on Adult museum admission tickets (excludes admission for annual fundraiser weekend, during 2021 season.
  • Receive a 10% discount on Concert admission during Summer Season at the Music & Art Center of Greene County
  • Receive a voucher for up to six (6) people for admission during ONE visit to the Zadock Pratt Museum.
  • CREATE Members are eligible to receive Supplemental Insurance Benefits. Members interested in learning more about these benefits can meet with Matt Winans, local Combined Insurance Agent. Please contact us at 518-943-3400 or info@createcouncil.org. The local agent can meet with you individually by appointment. Matt Winans can be reached directly at either 518-653-9030 or matthew.winans@combined.com.

Businesses participating in CREATE Membership Benefit packages receive discounts on display advertising, digital promotion and listings/links in membership marketing materials. CREATE offers e-newsletter announcements for Arts Businesses and Arts Organizations ($50 fee per e-blast) and discounts on display advertising. Contact us at info@createcouncil.org for more details.

Double the impact of your support by sharing the receipt to (CREATE) the Greene County Council on the Arts, an official 501(c)3, with your employer and ask them to match your support. CREATE’s arts programming relies on gifts like these.

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THANK YOU TO OUR MEMBERS!

You ensure that arts & culture in our regions can thrive.

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