• Member Benefits

    • Members CONNECT – One of the favorite benefits of membership is connecting to industry experts and those that share your challenges and passion!  You are not alone – whether an all-volunteer organization, non-profit or corporation – membership in the OFEA has benefits for you.
    • Website Features for Members:
      • Member Directory a listing that works like your own website
      • Members listings are maximized through Search Engine Optimization keeping you at the top of searches for services and events.
      • Visitors to your listing can email reminders, set up an automated notice about your event, print a flyer or poster or post to their own social networks - And they do!
      • Control at your fingertips – Your member dashboard allows you to post and promote your events or services, update add details, photos and upload video content.  Add or remove people authorized to work on your behalf – so much more! 
      • Internal social media tool so you can connect with hundreds of other members and network, share needs and wants or promote services
      • Al à carte options to purchase additional promotion such as expanded listings and banner ads!
    • Social Media and Digital networking
      • Post your event to the website and it will share on the Oregon Festivals & Events Association Facebook Page!
      • FESTEVENTFUL is our monthly electronic newsletter – featuring articles, tools, announcements, solutions and ideas!
    • Educational
      • THE Conference for Festivals & Events is 2+ full days annually in March.  This conference is KNOWN for amazing content, great networking and fun.  Best of all you will return home full of ideas and tools to be more successful!
        • 20 breakout sessions including free legal advice for festivals & events and internet marketing = more on the website
        • Keynotes and motivational topics
        • Entertainment showcases and trade show of suppliers
        • Annual auction and OVATION! Awards Celebration
      • Workshops and training – we come to you!  Several times each year we travel around the state to deliver workshops and training to you.  In 2015 we’ll visit Seaside, Tualatin, Medford, Pendleton and Baker City!   Let us know if you want to host a training in your community!  Affordable, Valuable!
    • We work to help you be more successful!
      • Recognition is important!  The Annual OVATION! Awards feature notable festivals & events across the state of Oregon.  Winning an OVATION! Comes with news release coverage and promotion, plus adds value to your event or program.

    There are more benefits and levels below:

    Industry Memberships

    • Festivals, Events or Fairs:
      • Small but mighty – under 1,000 in attendance​ $75.00
      • Medium -  1,000 to 7,500 in attendance $150.00
      • Large – 7,500 or more in attendance $200.00
    • Organizations (Chamber, Local Government, Downtown Association, or Non Profits
      • Small Organization with 4 or fewer annual events $125.00
      • Organization with over 4 annual events    $200.00
        • Organization BONUS:  3 FREE cultural members from your area – 1 museum, 1 art, and 1 library complimentary with paid membership.
    • Suppliers
      • Entertainer (non represented) $75.00
      • Business, Supplier of goods and services (booking agents included)    $200.00
        • Supplier BONUS:  Supplier Directory in PDF downloadable form on website – published annually
    • OTHER
      • Student / Volunteers / Retired $25.00

    Enhanced Membership - $75 per year in addition to membership fee

    Includes all regular benefits plus:

    • Bolded Directory listing
    • Hot deals (web promotions for the public)
    • Membership marketplace (post want ads, items for sale or services)
    • Job postings (visible to public and members)
    • Pictures, Youtube videos, unlimited keywords, and expanded description space on member profile

    Ambassador level membership is FREE! (with 5 area memberships) (or $500)
     
    Ambassadors
    :

    • provide the conduit between community members and the Oregon Festivals & Events Association.   
    • help coordinate resources available from OFEA for their membership team.
    • work with OFEA to bring in 5 members from their area, and in exchange will receive their membership free.  
    • receive full and enhanced benefits, and act as the liaison to their 5 members on behalf of the OFEA. 
    • receive one banner ad to run for 6 months  
    • assist the OFEA in maintaining communication with festivals & events in their group.  
    • maintain contact with their local organizers and provide a unified voice for the area.  

    The Ambassador has the option of sponsoring in their own team of members by paying the annual membership dues on their behalf, or having each pay their own.

    All members under the ambassador will receive full benefits and be recognized independently as a member of the OFEA.

    The intent of this new level is to increase outreach, bring local communities together as a unit, provide the resources and connections to those across the state producing events and festivals.

  • Member Scholarships & Financial Assistance

    Membership
    OFEA offers an annual membership dues scholarship for small events and organizations. This program is directed at
    start-up or organizations that are in reorganization or have suffered recent financial hardship. The purpose is to provide
    valuable support through membership in the OFEA. Recipients are required to contribute 4 hours of service in
    exchange for their membership in each year granted. Applications are accepted at any time of the year, and will be
    awarded based on need, potential to sustain membership in the future, and funds available. Funds for this scholarship
    are supplied by our generous supplier members.


    Conference Registration
    Full and partial conference registration scholarships are available to those that can show hardship while supplies last.
    Full scholarship recipients are required to contribute 8 hours – 4 at the conference and 4 over the course of that year.
    Partial scholarship recipients will pay a portion of their registration and contribute 4 hours to the conference planning,
    set up or during the conference.

    Applications are due by January 10th, to allow ample time and notification for the March conference. Awards will be
    granted based on need, potential to sustain membership and participation in the future and the ability to contribute
    volunteer hour to the organization. Scholarships are for conference registration only and not for trade show booths.
    Events or organizations that have registered a primary delegate at full rate are encouraged to apply for additional
    delegate registration scholarships.

    Conference Discounts
    Every member organization in good standing receives $100 off conference registration for their first delegate. Supplier
    members receive $100 off registration for the trade show.
    To apply for either of the scholarship programs, please complete the application and follow instructions for deadline and
    submission.

    Download Application Here