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Supporting the Arts is Good for the Community

Last year, the Museum of Art – DeLand served more than 84,000 individuals through exhibitions, in-house educational programs and public outreach. More than 9,000 children participated in the Museum Tours programs, Family Fun Saturdays and in other art and literary programs such as the Museum’s Arts on the Grow, sponsored in part by a donation from Duke Energy. Arts on the Grow, a bilingual PreK curriculum in 18 local Head Start Classrooms, has expanded to include Edith I. Starke Elementary School, a Title 1 Community School in DeLand. Free educational programs for these students would not be possible without the support of individual and corporate support.

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Supporting the Arts is Good for the Community

Last year, the Museum of Art – DeLand served more than 84,000 individuals through exhibitions, in-house educational programs and public outreach. More than 9,000 children participated in the Museum Tours programs, Family Fun Saturdays and in other art and literary programs such as the Museum’s Arts on the Grow, sponsored in part by a donation from Duke Energy. Arts on the Grow, a bilingual PreK curriculum in 18 local Head Start Classrooms, has expanded to include Edith I. Starke Elementary School, a Title 1 Community School in DeLand. Free educational programs for these students would not be possible without the support of individual and corporate support.

Supporting the Arts is Good for Business

The arts contribute to business and economic growth. When you partner with the Museum of Art – DeLand, you partner with the entire community. The arts enhance community development, create jobs, spur urban renewal, bring new businesses, draw tourism dollars and create an environment which attracts a skilled and educated work force.

According to the latest Arts & Economic Prosperity study, the nonprofit arts and culture sector is a $4.68 billion industry in the State of Florida—one that supports 132,366 full-time equivalent jobs and generates $492.3 million in local and state government revenue.

Individual Donations

Gifts from visitors like you make an impact every day, allowing the Museum to provide access to the arts and art education to our community, maintain our galleries and bring internationally acclaimed art to DeLand.

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Corporate Membership and Donations

Each event held by the Museum provides Corporate Members with varied levels of targeted exposure, from the general community to the most elite philanthropists. By selecting the level of Corporate Membership that best meets your company’s business goals, you are supporting the Museum’s mission to provide a wide range of exceptional cultural experiences, exhibitions and educational programming to a diverse audience of all ages. Community development and economic growth go hand in hand, and investing in the arts by becoming a Corporate Member of the Museum of Art – DeLand benefits everyone.

If you represent a business or corporation and are interested in supporting and becoming a Corporate Member of the Museum, contact the Museum at contact@MoArtDeLand.or or call us at 386.734.4371.

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Corporate Support
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Event Sponsorship

The Museum of Art DeLand frequently hosts events that benefit the Museum and help to engage with the community. From galas and brunches, to seminars and workshops, there is something for everyone at the Museum. To become a part of one of the Museum’s events as a sponsor please contact us at 386-734-4371 or Contact@MoArtDeLand.org.

A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling Toll Free 1-800-HELP-FLA or online at www.FloridaConsumerHelp.com. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by the State Registration #: CH1811.

Volunteer

There are several ways to donate your time and services as a volunteer to support the Museum. There is the Docent Volunteer Program, Student Volunteer Program, the Internship Program, the Museum Guild and Krewe Nouveau. Each group and/or program offers a different level of support and commitment.

Docent Volunteer Program

At the Museum of Art – DeLand, Docent Volunteers play a variety of roles including leading gallery tours, acting as Docents-in-the-Gallery to answer visitor questions, and assisting Museum education staff at public programs that inform, stimulate and educate visitors about the Museum and the artwork on view.

Our Docents are a diverse group of trained volunteers who share a passion for art and the community. They are active, enthusiastic, imaginative and knowledgeable. Historically, a docent was a tour guide who talked while visitors listened.

Today, docents do so much more than just talk. At the Museum of Art – DeLand, Florida Docents help visitors of all ages discover the world of art by creating conversation- based tours centered around the art. They provide a vital link between what is displayed in the Museum and how visitors respond to what they see.

Becoming a Docent

To qualify as a docent you should have an abiding interest in the visual arts, have good public speaking skills, work well with children and adults, and be flexible and dependable. Docent candidates participate in a comprehensive training course and must be available for a specific number of volunteer hours per year.
Candidates in the Docent Volunteer Program must complete an initial year-long training in art appreciation that includes classes on: how to look at, analyze and discuss works of art; and public engagement and interactive teaching techniques. After successful completion of the initial training, docents will be expected to commit to touring and education outreach programs, as well as continuing their education for a minimum of one year.

Museum Docent Benefits

  • 12-month training in theories of teaching and learning museum education, art history, principles and elements of art and design methods of interpretation and touring technique information on current and permanent collections.
  • Satisfaction of sharing your interest in art with Museum visitors Opportunities of fellowship, working and socializing with others who share a common interest.
  • Opportunities to attend lectures by museum curators, visiting scholars and artists.

To inquire about becoming a Docent Volunteer email us at Contact@MoArtDeLand.org or call 386-734-4371.

Student Volunteer Program

The Museum of Art – DeLand provides a variety of educational and professional training opportunities for students in grades 10 through 12, undergraduate and graduate level university and college students who are interested in a museum, education, art or marketing career.

A unique service-learning opportunity in a museum setting, not typically found in most academic settings, develops job skills that build a resume and networking opportunities to assist in a student’s job search.

Volunteer service hours are documented and can be submitted for school-based community service credits and/or course credit.

To apply to the Student Volunteer program, you must submit a completed Student Volunteer Application. Volunteer applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. Once approved, new volunteers may be required to attend an orientation session that offers a general understanding of the Museum’s history, operations and programs.

Volunteer hours are available on both a regular and on-call basis during weekdays and weekends year round. Volunteer assignments are based on the needs of the Museum and the applicant’s interests and skills.

Download the Student Volunteer Application

Internship Program

The Internship Program at the Museum of Art – DeLand provides a wide variety of educational and professional training opportunities for college students. Museum internships are designed primarily for students majoring in or studying art history, art education, communications and public relations, marketing and information technology.

Museum internships are non-paid, but academic credit may be received depending on the intern’s college program. Students are encouraged to ask their school’s academic advisers about the process for receiving academic credit.

Internships are designed to last at least 6 weeks (60 hours) and typically no more than 12 weeks (120 hours), or the equivalent of a school term or semester. Interns are expected to work 8 to 10 hours per week. Schedules are arranged to meet both the needs of the student and the Museum.

Applications should be made 30 to 45 days prior to the proposed starting date or as soon as possible. Selected applicants will be contacted for an interview and considered for placement based on the needs of the Museum.

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Auxiliary Memberships

Museum Guild

The Museum Guild Mission is to promote Museum membership and encourage interest in the Museum of Art-DeLand’s exhibitions, related educational programming and special events through volunteering, hosting and supplemental funding. Volunteer opportunities include: working in the Museum Store, training to become a docent, event planning and support, leadership roles in the Guild. Active Guild Members volunteer three hours a month for events and activities that fit into their schedules.

Guild membership offers several levels and you can select the level that is right for you. Annual Guild Memberships start at $20. Annual Associate Members pay $40, in lieu of volunteer hours.

If you are a member of the Museum, you are eligible to become a member of the Museum Guild.

Museum Guild Membership Benefits

  • Free admission to all exhibitions, opening receptions, and gallery talks
  • Discounts on museum classes, workshops, and art camps
  • 10% discount on Museum Store purchases
  • Free admission to 100+ different museums (700+ at Premier Level)
  • Pride in being part of strengthening art and culture in the community

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Krewe Nouveau

Krewe Nouveau is an eclectic and diverse group with a common mission to support the Museum of Art – DeLand. The Krewe’s membership represents all ages and backgrounds. The Krewe raises funds for the Museum through membership dues and social events. Individual Memberships are $200 and $300 for couples. Installment payment plans are available. You must be at least 21 years old to become a Krewe Member.

Krewe Nouveau Membership Benefits

  • Free Admission to all Krewe Events
  • 1 guest ticket to Big Spring Event
  • Krewe T-shirt
  • Receive the Sustaining Museum Membership Benefits
  • Free admission to the Museum of Art – DeLand
  • Free admission to exhibition openings
  • Free admission to more than 700 different Museums throughout North America
  • Special discounts on classes workshops and camps
  • 10% discount on purchases made in the Museum Store
  • Invitation to special events
  • 2 complimentary guest passes for admission to the Museum of Art – DeLand

To learn more about Krewe Nouveau visit www.krewenouveau.com or email krewenouveau@gmail.com

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