Wiregrass Museum of Art invites residents of the Wiregrass region to become more involved and invested in the museum’s work and impact through its new community advisory committee. WMA aims to deepen its understanding of its community’s needs through authentic conversation and participation, and to infuse its day-to-day operations and strategic planning with responses to these conversations.

Through this committee WMA aims to strengthen our commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility, and to become more responsive to our community’s needs as we advance our mission.

We encourage anyone interested in this process to apply, and anticipate creating a diverse, inclusive committee from applicants and nominees. The committee will consist of 12 individuals, alongside museum staff, and members will be asked to attend quarterly meetings (July, October, January, April).

Applications for the inaugural committee year have been accepted through May 31, 2021. If you are interested in the committee for future years, please submit the application below, to be kept on file and reviewed as committee seats open.

WMA has selected its first cohort for its Community Advisory Committee. Members include Lisa Ennis, Erika Faulk, Amanda Gomez, Alison Hall, Katy Lewis, Phillip Metcalf, Claire Necessary, Calencia Perry, Derrick Tiller, Mikhele Trice, and Keith Wilson. Each committee member volunteers their time, meeting quarterly for working sessions at the museum, and has committed to a 1-2 year term. Read more about the committee’s work here at the #wmaINSPIRED blog

Questions? Reach out to Robin at info@wiregrassmuseum.org or call (334)794-3871. Applications are also available in person at the museum’s front desk.

Youth Art Education Policy

Outside of tours, family days, and open house events, individuals who are not enrolled in a class are not allowed in WMA classrooms except by written permission of the Executive Director. Parents may not join children in the classroom during instruction times in order to ensure an atmosphere conductive to creativity. It is important to limit the number of adults to keep the focus on the kids, their learning, and to accommodate limited seating in the studio. Parents are welcome to stay in the museum during class but must remain outside of the classroom during instruction time.

Museum educators are experienced in creating positive learning environments for all ages and are required to go through a background check to ensure the safety of our students. Parents and guardians are encouraged to visit the studio at the end of class to see what their child has created. All docents and volunteers working with children are also required to go through background checks.

Thank you for understanding our policy and priority on the safety and well-being of participating students.

Refund Policy

The Wiregrass Museum of Art may cancel any class with insufficient enrollment; students will be notified and given a full refund. If a student withdraws at least 1 week before the class begins, he/she will be refunded for the full cost of the class. If a student withdraws 24 hours before the class begins, he/she will be refunded for half the cost of the class. There are no refunds after the start date of class, and membership fees are nonrefundable. Students are not enrolled until complete payment is received.

Terms and Conditions

The Wiregrass Museum of Art reserves the right to photograph and reproduce chosen works publication, publicity, and educational purposes. Participation in this exhibition shall be an agreement on the part of the artist to these conditions. The museum reserves the right to exclude works submitted without appropriate preparation (documentation, mounting hardware, suitable frame/mat, etc.), or which are damaged or incomplete. The museum is not responsible for the safekeeping of any works left in its care ninety (90) days after the close of the exhibition.

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Mask Policy

WMA asks that all campers ages 5 and up wear a mask during their museum visit, including classes and camps. If you don’t have a mask, we can provide one for you. Exceptions can be made for those with documented respiratory or sensory issues. We thank you for protecting your fellow visitors and our staff!

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