Memberships (coming in 2023)

Why become a Member?

Members of the Photographic Arts Community are the backbone of Rare Earth Outreach. The Foundation exists to serve the community it is inspired by, making our Members and their input the most valuable asset we have. Members help the Foundation identify issues in need of advocacy and intervention as well as highlight themselves and community leaders who deserve recognition for being innovative, supportive, and inspirational.

We cordially invite you to become an instrumental part of Rare Earth Outreach's development in its first year, because we want YOU to help us build the Foundation. Sign up before December 31, 2022, and you will receive a discounted rate of $100 (regularly $150/year) for your first Membership. If you become a volunteer you can get your Membership at half price!

Memberships go on sale June 1, 2022.

Member Benefits include:

  • A copy of the 2023 Shooting Range Photography Competition Calendar mailed out in December of each year (valued at $25)

  • Pre-registration and discounted tuition for select workshops and events (valued at over $100 per year)

  • Discounts on select products in our upcoming storefront

  • Access to the Rare Earth Outreach Living Library which includes resources such as sample text and templates for contracts, model calls and releases, etc., materials such as slide decks from select workshops and tutorials, sample research materials, the official Rare Earth Outreach EDI Glossary, and more.

  • Free examination for the EDI Immersion Certificate (valued at $50)

  • Invitations to Members-Only classes, workshops, and meetings

  • Additional Discounts, Swag, and Benefits as they become available*

Member Rights include:

  • Eligibility to sit on or be nominated for Board positions and Executive and Development Committees

  • Input on the planning, advancement, and development of future Rare Earth Outreach initiatives

  • An electronic copy of the Foundation's Annual Report (to be mailed out electronically within 30 days of the June AGM)

  • Eligibility to nominate or be nominated for Rare Earth Awards valued at up to $1000**

Member Responsibilities include:

  • being an advocate and ambassador for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusivity in the Photographic Arts Community

  • completion of EDI 101 within 3 months of purchasing your membership

  • participating in Rare Earth Outreach Member Consultations, which form a crucial part of the Board's planning, advancement, and evaluation of current and upcoming initiatives

Provisional Members

Provisional Member are individuals who have, at the discretion of the Board of Directors, been granted a temporary Membership free of charge. Provisional Members receive similar benefits as regular Members but are excluded from certain rights and responsibilities in order to avoid conflicts of interest.

The Fine Print

*As this is our inaugural year, we are still in the process of developing relationships with affiliate companies. Future Member Benefits may (for example) include such things as exclusive pricing on certain partner company products and services, Member access to pre-sales for software, apps, plug-ins, etc., and whatever other goodies and such we can drum up for our supporters. Please note that monthly donations by subscription are not eligible for Memberships.

**If there is a known conflict of interest, some Members may be barred from entering contests or competitions, applying or being nominated for Awards and Scholarships, participation in raffles or auctions, being a presenter, or volunteering. These cases will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis by the Board of Directors.