Membership Benefits

Features & Benefits of Membership In COAI

  • Over 5000 like-minded clown arts professionals and enthusiasts around the world working together to propagate the performing art of clowning
  • Minnesota based nonprofit membership corporation
  • All volunteer leadership
  • Contracted, professional membership support staff
  • Specific membership categories to include Lifetime, International, Senior, Regular, E-Membership, Family and Junior
  • Opportunity to purchase the COAI Approved Entertainers Insurance at a reduced membership rate
  • Membership recruitment incentives for individual members
  • Opportunities to receive Membership Scholarships
  • Individual welcome to the organization with a certificate suitable for framing
  • Annual card renewal
  • The New Calliope – a clown arts membership magazine published six times a year with full membership. E-Membership receives an electronic version of the magazine.
  • Publication opportunities for members by submitting articles and photos to The New Calliope editor
  • Advertising opportunities for member owned businesses in The New Calliope
  • Membership Directory with unique membership options
  • COAI Chartered Clown Alleys and On-Line Alleys, for local and regional membership support and continuing educational opportunities
  • Continuing professional educational opportunities, scholarships and grants
  • The Clowning Basics Instructional Manual available for purchase to all members
  • Annual COAI convention
  • International competitions
  • Junior Joey Program
  • First time convention attendee Mentor Program
  • International Awards and Recognition to include COAI LifeTime Achievement, Clown Of The Year, Excellence In Clowning,
  • Ring of Honor, COAI President’s Award, Competition Top Ten, Top Three
  • International Clown Week Celebrations and recognition to include alley and individual CHARLIE Awards
  • Recognition for local clown arts publications and newsletters excellence – The New Calliope Best of Press Award
  • Opportunities for volunteer service to include election of Officers,
  • Opportunities for volunteer service of Regional Ambassadors, International Ambassadors, Committee Chairs
  • Membership support offered by business office with regularly scheduled hours
  • The COAI Website – www.mycoai.com – a full online community to interact with other members
  • Membership promotional opportunities on the web site
  • Clown arts dealer advertising and support opportunities on the web site
  • Organization merchandise to include patches, pins, decals, shirts, hats, and more