Individual Creative Members

New! Individual Creative Membership

The Newton Cultural Alliance is Newton's key advocate for arts & culture in the city of Newton and we are proud to announce our inaugural Individual Creative Membership! Membership is open to individual creatives who live and/or work in Newton. An "individual creative" is defined broadly as a musician (classical, jazz, folk, other), a visual artist (painter, sculptor, photographer, other), a dancer (ballet, modern, jazz, other), an actor, a filmmaker, a writer (author, poet, playwright, other), and other creative artists. An NCA membership is your door to accessing an array of benefits, increasing your presence in the community, and making connections with other organizations, individuals, and local businesses that support arts and culture in Newton. Individual Creative Membership benefits include:

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Meet our Individual Creative Members

Andromeda began her dance journey in 1980 studying ballet, jazz, tap, and more as well as competing. She was a cheerleading captain and flyer at Newton North where she placed with her team in state competitions. After graduating cum laude from Emerson College with a Bachelor of Arts, she began intensely studying Greek, Turkish, and Arabic dance styles. She has performed with local dance companies as well as solo and was recently awarded First Place with her partner in 2019 for Dancing with the Newton Stars. She currently lives in Newton and teaches belly dance locally.

Clara Chan is a serious amateur pianist who plays mostly chamber music these days,
having performed in the Boston area over the last 11 years at venues such as
St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Brookline, Wilson Chapel and Temple Shalom in Newton,
Longyear Museum in Chestnut Hill, Harvard and MIT, and Hebrew Senior Life in Brookline and Canton. She also organizes both a fall and spring classical music concert series for Newton Community Education's Lifetime Learning Program and just started a winter and summer series called Music Mondays with former Lifetime Learning Director Brenda April, which was hosted by the Scandinavian Cultural Center in Newton this past winter.

Want to Join?

NCA is offering a special inaugural rate of $50 for the Individual Creative Membership. Membership is open to individual creatives who live and/or work in Newton and includes all of the benefits listed above. There are two ways to submit an application for NCA membership: apply online below or download and print the application below and mail it in.

Apply Online

Submit the online form and complete the payment. You will receive an email confirmation once your payment and application is processed.

Mail It In

Download and print the NCA Individual Creative Membership form above and submit it with a check payable to:

Newton Cultural Alliance

35 Webster Street

West Newton, MA 02465

*Terms of Membership: NCA operates on a July 1 fiscal year and memberships are renewable on this date annually. Full-year memberships are payable through October 1, 2020. After October 1, 2020, membership dues may be prorated by individual arrangement. All benefits are subject to change. Need more information? Contact NCA at

*Logo and Images: Please email a high-res logo and one or two high-res images that reflect your work to

*Communication Preferences: In addition to ongoing communications from NCA regarding membership information, calendar updates, etc., the email address provided on the membership form will receive NCA’s e-newsletter and other timely information about arts & culture in Newton, from news and events to advocacy and collaboration ideas. NCA does not share email addresses with third parties and you may opt out at any time.

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