Annual Membership

PRISMA’s annual membership fee is $50 per person.

All members have voting privileges at PRISMA’s Annual General Meeting, and will receive advance notice of special events including members-only early ticket access.

Additional Support Levels

PRISMA is proud to offer a wide range of support levels to complement your annual membership. All options listed below include an annual membership. Tax receipts will be issued for the support level less the value of the benefits as per the Canada Revenue Agency receipting requirements.

Solo

$ 50-99
  • One ticket to Beethoven′s Belated Birthday (June 16) Concert
  • PRISMA Membership for individual
Become a Solo Supporter

Duo

$ 100-199
  • Two tickets to Beethoven′s Belated Birthday (June 16) Concert
  • PRISMA Membership for up to 2 people
Become a Duo Supporter

Friend

$ 200-499
  • All benefits of the Duo level
  • Two tickets to an additional festival event(s) of your choosing
  • PRISMA Membership for up to 2 people
Become a Friend

Patron

$ 500-999
  • Two Festival Passes
  • Complimentary beverage tickets (1 per concert per pass)
  • PRISMA Membership for up to 2 people
Become a Patron

Benefactor

$ 1000-2499
  • All benefits of the Patron level
  • PRISMA membership for up to 2 people
Become a Benefactor

Encore Club

$ 2500-4999
  • All benefits of the Benefactor level
  • 1 PRISMA season poster autographed by distinguished guest artists
  • 1 Collectible PRISMA tote bag
  • PRISMA Membership for up to 2 people
Join in Encore Club

Maestro’s Circle

$ 5000+
  • All benefits of the Encore Club level
  • Two Festival Guest Passes
  • Invitation for 2 to an intimate gourmet meal with the maestro
  • 1 specially curated PRISMA merchandise pack
  • PRISMA membership for up to 2 people
Join in Maestro′s Circle

Planned Gifts, Bequests & Securities

There are many ways to support the work and mission of PRISMA through legacy giving, including:

• gifts of securities (see below)
• gifts left in your will
• RRSP/RRIF
• life insurance
• annuities that provide income to you during your lifetime
• gifts made through retirement plans
• real estate and other property

Please contact us to learn more.

Endowment Fund

Our Founding Sponsors established an endowment fund for PRISMA held at Gift Funds Canada Foundation to provide for the long term financial success of our organization. The capital of our endowment fund remains untouched, and only the income from the fund is used for our ongoing programs and services. We are still building our Endowment Fund and accepting gifts from donors who want to contribute in this way.

Securities

Give stocks, bonds, mutual funds, or other publicly-traded securities. If you have publicly traded securities in your portfolio that would generate a substantial taxable gain if sold, consider donating securities. You will receive a tax receipt for the full market value of the securities at the closing trading price on the day they are received and will not owe capital gains tax on the advantage of the securities from the cost base. PRISMA will receive the net value of the sale of the securities less brokerage commission. The tax advantage to donating the securities vs. selling the securities and then donating the cash proceeds is substantial.

 

Volunteering

Volunteers are the lifeblood of PRISMA. They contribute to the community by supporting students, guest artists and audience members and also play an important role in community outreach and school education programs.

PRISMA volunteers get to meet new friends and spend time with old friends who share their appreciation of fine music. In recognition for their time, volunteers will earn complimentary access to concerts.

PRISMA is currently seeking volunteers in the following areas:

• Ushering
• Box Office Support
• Stage Crew
• Driving
• Food & Beverage Service
• Merchandise Sales
• Homestay Hosting

With our move towards free tuition for as many students as possible with the Musical Merit Fund, we are in need of more homestay hosts than ever! Our students come to Powell River from all over the world, and the community is frequently cited as one of their favourite parts of the festival. If you’re interested in billeting a student or two or have any questions about the process, we encourage you to contact us.

Here’s what homestay hosts Madeleine and Fraser Field said about their experience hosting PRISMA students in recent years:

“Hosting a PRISMA home stay student is easy. The students are mature and look after themselves, and PRISMA provides their lunches and dinners. Just breakfast and a ride to and from the Complex needed. The benefits? Beautiful music in the house, meeting some of these talented young people, and helping PRISMA–win-win!”