We invite you to join us and be part of our international community!

Membership categories:

Full Membership

To qualify for full membership, institutions must satisfy the following criteria:
• Be a university, college or academy with degree-granting programs in art,
design or media
• Be actively committed to internationalization and demonstrate evidence of
curricular and co-curricular initiatives, and/or research and exchanges that
foster an international environment of dialogue and learning
• Be aligned with the Cumulus mission and values of artistic and cultural
diversity, access, inclusion and societal engagement
• Be willing to engage in Cumulus activities and conferences
• Pay an annual membership fee

The Cumulus annual membership fee is determined by the General Assembly.
The fees for 2019 are: 1.200€

Associate Membership*

To qualify for associate membership, institutions must satisfy the following criteria:
• Be a private sector company, professional association, non-degree granting
institution, or promotional association committed to art, design and media.
• Be actively committed to internationalization
• Be aligned with the Cumulus mission and values of artistic and cultural
diversity, access, inclusion and societal engagement
• Be willing to engage in /and or advocate for Cumulus members and activities
• Pay an annual membership fee

Associate members pay a yearly fee determined by their profit status and size. The
fees for 2019 are:
• Associate members: Non-profit institutions 1.500€
• For profit institutions (>20 employees) 2.000€
• For profit institutions (21-150 employees) 3.000€
• For profit institutions (<151 employees) 5.000€

Important Dates

January 17, 2020
Application deadline EXTENDED.

February, 2020
Next Executive Board meeting that will review new applicants.

March, 2020
All applicants will be notified of the Executive Board’s recommendation for membership.

Applicants positively reviewed will be invited to the Cumulus General Assembly where membership voting occurs during the next Cumulus conference in Rome, Italy 16-19 June 2020. They should plan to attend the conference and present at The New Members Fair. Learn more about the conference at https://cumulusroma2020.org.

Selection Process

Once all application dossiers filed by the deadline are processed by the Secretariat, the Cumulus Executive Board reviews them during their first board meeting of the year. Successful applicants are invited to attend the Cumulus first annual conference and General Assembly of the year, where all members vote to formally welcome them to the association.*

All recommended new members must plan to send a minimum of one representative to receive their membership confirmation. They must also attend the New Members Fair. The New Members Fair is a lively forum and serves as a showcase within the Conference premises for new institutions to present themselves and network with the Cumulus community.

To ensure a sustainable rate of growth for the association, the Executive Board will take into their selection account a current quota of approximately 10 % annual growth per year. In addition to adhering to stated eligibility criteria, the board will pay special consideration to applications that may foster growth in membership from unrepresented countries and regions.

*Per transparency governance principles, the Executive Board will disclose rationale for any rejected applicants to the General Assembly.

Download the application guide here Call for Cumulus Membership 2020

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How to apply for Full Membership
How to apply Associate Membership

Membership waved for Institutions classified as low-Income by World Bank

If your institution falls within the World Bank Bracket, please consider applying under a waved (free membership category for initial two years). More information here

Not a Member yet? Apply here!

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