Q&A: The Tribe Membership Program

Updated: Dec 28, 2019

Our official membership program has launched and we're now accepting applications for 2019/2020. Stop by our Socials at the Mint Thursdays between 10 pm and 2 am to celebrate with us.

To help promote a sense of community and collect vital funds to support the studio, we're shifting to a member-based private event format for our studio events. We're now welcoming registration via our membership page. Once you've signed up, look for an email with further instructions.

When you register, ensure that the name you use matches what's on your ID so we can make sure you get access to our private events.

TL;DL... You will need to have a pre-existing membership, or be a friend/guest of a resident or member, to come through the studio or be on the premises / in the parking lot. Members will be able to purchase up to TWO reservations to guarantee access at the door for themselves and their guest. This is a vital way we fundraise to support the Tribe's programs and operations.

Questions? Here's more context.

Q: What are the benefits of being a member?

A: Where to start...

  • Private and special event access and calendar listings

  • Exclusive member pricing and pre-sale ticket access for our events

  • Hear-it first workshop and production announcements

  • Promo codes for future merch discounts

  • Rehearsal room booking access

  • An optional feature profile in our member / industry database

  • Log-in access to our website

  • The ability to purchase TWO tickets for our private events (make sure you arrive with your guest)

  • Music, entertainment, and creative industry reports

  • Voting rights at our AGM

Q: How will I be able to access all this?

A: All in one place. We've built a tidy Membership Portal where these details and resources will be listed including private event dates and pre-sale ticket access. Official members will be able to log-in via the top right corner of the website's home page where it says "Log In / Register." Here you can access our private events and pay for your reservation online to guarantee access to the studio. We no longer accept money at the door from non-members or guests that are not with a member during sign-in. Please ensure your membership is in good standing prior to your arrival.

Q: Private events? What does that mean?

A: We've had a great couple of years celebrating the space and talent and people that come through the studio. To help sustain the space, build support, and tighten our community network, we're launching the next phase of our program. We're evolving into a non-profit organization and offering private event access to registered members and an additional guest they can purchase a reservation for; it's a format similar to what Arcade provides in Kelowna. Security will always be present if we're hosting late.

Q: Also, why are you launching this program?

A: By the end of 2019, Submersive Tribe is registering as a non-profit organization. We're transitioning our approach to governance to be in alignment with the BC Societies Act. Leading up to then, we encourage people to sign up for our monthly newsletter or formally register for membership so that they can shape your representation (through AGM votes). All membership fees directly support the operations of our volunteer society.

Q: When does my membership become official?

A: October 24th! Once you've accepted the terms and conditions of our membership agreement, and paid $20 for your annual fee via your invoice or e-transfer, we will shift you from a pending into a full member within the week. This will activate your membership and the above Tribe member privileges for 1-year. Memberships are officiated weekly by our volunteers. Memberships and private reservations must be registered and processed through the website. Your membership becomes official when you receive an email that confirms so.

Q: What will my membership fees go towards?

A: All financial support from members will be re-dedicated to the facility, harm reduction supplies that include earplugs, infographics, electrolyte powder, security, and our program administration. We're asking $20 / year which is equal to $1.60 / month.

Q: How will I know about events?

A: Check your Inbox. We forward invites at least 1 week before.

Q: How will my personal information stored?

A: Our membership info is stored securely on our servers, and door sign-in will be digital. Once we launch, pending requests are held in the queue for up to 60 days while we await payment. You can unsubscribe from our monthly-at-most emails and event announcements at any time. If you do remove yourself from our email list, we won't be able to keep you in the loop on our private events and programming.

Ready to register? Apply now.


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