Make Kin: Become a Member

Become a Member Now

Dear Friends,

With the support of 75 members who have joined in the past year, we have had additional vital funds to help pay our rent, support 18 ASSEMBLIES, sustain 40 residents in our Collective Residency, present six original programs and 27 community events featuring over 100 local and visiting artists, and of course, work together to create a centrally-located accessible cultural space in a city that continues to push the most marginalized among us to the edges.

In addition to support from our members, we’ve managed to sustain NAVEL thus far through private rental income, countless hours of volunteer work, and additional small donations from community members.

However, the reality is that the cost to provide space and pay artists and participants fairly, while keeping tickets and workshop fees at an accessible price, has quickly outgrown our bank account.

In order to build a sustainable future for NAVEL, one thing is clear: We can only do this together.

Through all of our endeavors we cultivate and promote kinship because we believe it is our antidote to a status quo that keeps us from working together to imagine and actualize more just and creative futures.

Make kin with NAVEL during our annual Membership Drive and help us to reach our goal of doubling the number of members and raising $5,000 before December 31st.

Members receive some pretty awesome perks, like discounted and free tickets to NAVEL programs (including the newly announced Collective Skillshares, as well as ASSEMBLIES), special member-only events, KIN merchandise, access to workspace, reduced rates for private rentals, and more.

For as little as $5/month, you can sustain the work of our communal endeavor.

We recognize the precarious nature of our times, and are extremely grateful for any and all contributions made. You can also participate in our volunteer work-trade in exchange for NAVEL Membership. Learn more about volunteering here.

Now more than ever, NAVEL needs your continued support. Become a member before December 31st so we can continue in 2020 to create the abundant future we believe in.

Learn more about the memberships and perks here.

With kin,

PS- Can’t commit to a membership? You can also make a one-time contribution by clicking here.

PPS- Do you have connections to patrons of the arts and culture with an interest in investing in alternatives to the cultural establishment and status quo? Introduce us! Shoot an email to and let’s start a conversation!

Learn more about NAVEL in this short video created by Collective Resident Nina Sarnelle.