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ASA Trustees Approve Reduction in Green Membership Rates

Saturday, June 13, 2020  
Posted by: Julie Van Camp
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The ASA Board of Trustees has approved a reduction in the GREEN membership rates for ASA, effective October 1, 2020.  In addition, the Trustees approved a new Unemployed rate for those with no full-time academic or professional employment for the coming year of $25 per year. All GREEN rates will be reduced by $7 per year, regardless of employment status.

The Trustees recognize the serious financial situation of many members, with lay-offs, hiring freezes, and cancellation of research support in higher education. The Trustees hope that these measures will make it easier for members to continue their ASA membership through these difficult times. 

  • Persons with lapsed memberships who meet the eligibility for the new Unemployed rates may rejoin ASA as early as October 1 at the new rates so they will be able to attend the 78th Annual Meeting, which will be held virtually. 
  • For brand-new members who have never been a member of ASA, this new membership in October-December 2020 will be extended through December 31, 2021.
  • We regret that it is not possible for us to pro-rate existing memberships, but current members can shift to the appropriate green membership category when their current membership comes up for renewal.

In addition, the Trustees have addressed the rapidly shifting environment for print journals and sharply escalating costs for printing and postage. Beginning January 1, 2021, membership rates for those who wish to continue receiving the print version of the Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism will be increased to cover those costs. To postpone those price increases, members can renew their memberships for up to three years at current rates if they renew no later than December 31, 2020. New members can also join for up to three years at current rates through December 31, 2020. Regular membership rates have not been increased since 2014.

For questions about individual memberships, please contact secretary-treasurer@aesthetics-online.org

To see the new rates for 2021: click here

The minutes for the meeting of the Board of Trustees on July 11, 2020 are now available to current ASA members. Log into the ASA site and look for the red tab in the upper right: Members==>ASA Records.


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