Community Membership

The Arts in Society knowledge community is dedicated to the concept of independent, peer-led groups of scholars, researchers, and practitioners working together to build bodies of academic knowledge related to topics of critical importance to society at large. Focusing on the intersection of academia and social impact, the Arts in Society knowledge community brings an interdisciplinary, international perspective to discussions of new developments in the field, including research, practice, policy, and teaching.

Joining the community is easy, and the opportunities for engagement are many. As a member of the community, you have access to a broad range of tools and resources to use in your own work: electronic access to the full journal and book collections; a full Scholar account, offering an innovative online space for collaborative learning in your classes or for broader collaborative interaction with colleagues (within a research project or across the globe); and annual conferences where you can present your work and engage in extensive interactions with others with similar interests who bring different perspectives. And you can contribute to the development and formalization of the ideas and works of others—as a journal or book reviewer, as a conference participant, and as a contributor to the newsletters and community dialogue.

Membership Benefits

  • Personal electronic subscription to the complete journal collection for one year after the conference (all past and current issues).
  • Personal electronic subscription to the book series for one year after the conference.
  • One article submission per year for peer review and possible publication in any of the journals in the collection.
  • Participation as a reviewer in the peer review process and the potential to be listed as an Associate Editor of the journal after reviewing three or more articles.
  • Subscription to the monthly community email newsletter, containing news and information for and from the knowledge community.
  • Ability to add a video presentation to the community YouTube channel, whether or not it was presented in person at the conference or is published in the journal.
  • Access to the Scholar "social knowledge" platform: free use of Scholar as your personal profile and publication portfolio page, as a place to interact with peers and forms communities that avoids the clutter and commercialism of other social media, with optional feeds to Facebook and Twitter.
  • Use Scholar in your classes—for class interactions in its Community space, multimodal student writing in its Creator space, and managing student peer review, assessment, and sharing of published students’ works in its Publisher space. Contact us to request Publisher permissions for Scholar.

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Membership Rates

Regular Membership $US 200.00
Student Membership $US 100.00

All community memberships are subject to Common Ground's terms and conditions. Membership payments are non-refundable.