The 2012/2013 Open Enrollment Period for the AC Census has begun!
The submission window for all organizations is from September 19, 2012 to October 18, 2012. If an organization wishes to participate in the AC Census, here are the three easy steps to follow!
1) Read through the PDF of the Participation Agreement and the Co-Op Submission Guide, both of which can be found below.
2) Make sure to fill out the online Participation Agreement by October 18, 2012.
3) Make sure to submit your lists (or follow the returning member submission process, if you're not new) by October 18, 2012.
Here are the relevant links if you or your organization is interested in becoming part of the AC Census:
To fill out the Participation Agreement, please click here.
If you would like to view a PDF of the full Participation Agreement, please click here.
** All organizations, whether new or returning, must complete the Participation Agreement. **
If you are a NEW company (i.e. did not participate in the 2011/2012 AC Census), please follow these links for the materials you will need to submit:
- New member co-op submission guide for Performing/Producing organizations (PDF)
- New member co-op submission guide for Membership organizations (PDF)
- New member file template and sample (XLS)
About the AC Census
The Bay Area Arts & Culture Census (AC Census) is one of the largest and most comprehensive collaborative mailing list and research programs in the country. Since 2008, the AC Census has served over 200 Bay Area arts organizations to provide better, smarter direct mail and research options.
The goal of the AC Census is to help organizations mail smarter -- to send fewer pieces of mail to people across the Bay Area who are more likely to appreciate getting information about the thousands of events in all genres that happen in the Bay Area each year. In addition, the data in the AC Census provides a robust base for better understanding the way that the arts impact individuals in the Bay Area, and explaining the role of the arts to funders, government officials and individual patrons.
The AC Census is open to arts non-profits of all genres and sizes that have substantial audiences in the San Francisco Bay Area. In most cases, but not all, that means that the organization performs in the Bay Area.
If you would like your organization to join the AC Census, please email Clay Lord at email@example.com.
If you are an individual patron who would like to have your name and address removed from the AC Census, please email your name and address (counterintuitive, we know, but necessary) to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "Please remove me from the Big List," or call him directly at 415-430-1140, x22.