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Art Center Canvas is the best modularized software platform with a full range of features made to fit your unique community!Start with online class registration, membership discounts, shopping, donor development and more!Built for centers like yours, it is easy to use and fully accessible to your community with a fully mobile online experience!

Canvas is the CRM that helps growing businesses and communities connect with
customers and members, and provide experiences that keep them coming back.

Run a seamless operation with your choice of features for boosting your business activity,

Class Registration

Good registration process starts with easy to follow and customizable class setup. Art Center Canvas use the same process for classes, camps, and workshops.

All the many aspects of setting up classes are here: program type, experience level, tuition, member pricing, minimum and maximum class size, a picture for the web page, teacher pay rates and class day selection. Classes can be configured as recurring on a weekly basis, contiguous days or a random collection of dates.

Keep organized and without conflicts with the internal calendar system checking scheduled and holidays. Classes also can be assigned to a specific location for conflict-free room management. Add Wait List  Option when class registration is full, so you can keep track of those eager to register.

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Private Lesson

Good private lesson registration process starts with flexible and customizable lesson setup. All the many aspects of setting up music lessons are here: instrument, teacher, experience level, tuition, member pricing and pay rates and class day selection. Lessons can be configured as recurring on a weekly basis on a selected day with start and end dates that can be viewed and edited as needed. The time intervals of lessons can be 30, 45 and 60 minutes.

Keep organized and without conflicts with the internal calendar system checking for double bookings, holidays and blackout dates. Classes also can be assigned to a specific location for conflict-free room management.

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Add Membership Module to go hand-in-hand with Donor Development. Art Center Canvas makes it easy for your community to become members. You have the flexibility to allow as many memberships levels as you need. Allow memberships to apply to the named purchaser or to all members of the household. More importantly, memberships are offered at every transaction online or processed in your center.

When customers call, Art Center Canvas will automatically check member status and apply member discounts as items are placed in the shopping cart for checkout or suggest membership benefits and display appropriate discounts to be applied. Membership renewal is a snap with automated email reminders prior to memberships expire.

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Point Of Sale

Integral part of class registration and event ticketing and no separate shopping cart required. Art Center Canvas is your point-of-sale system for all transactions processed or purchased online or at your center. Art Center Canvas will process all these types of purchases: class supplies, merchandise in the gallery store, artwork from exhibitions, premise rentals, etc. We link directly to your payment processor for all credit card transactions.

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From Annual Campaign to Donate a Dollar to . . .  Campaign, Art Center Canvas has the module for Executive Director Reporting and Dashboard graphic visualization of your progress. Donations and Pledge can be processed contemporaneously in a customer account with a variety of scheduling and payment options. Pledge payments can be established on a regular recurring basis or an irregular payment schedule.

Pledges with regular payment schedules can be set up with a recurring payment profile on the customer s credit card. Art Center Canvas automatically monitors scheduled payments and updates the donor records as the payments are processed by the merchant provider.

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Class Registration

Each of your center s constituents is stored in Art Center Canvas and has a separate account tracking each transactions associated with each person s account. All donations, memberships, classes registered, or tickets purchased are collected with each account.

All family members are grouped together as a household, in which an adult is the primary account and several additional adults and children can be added. You can store multiple addresses and phone numbers, date sensitive seasonal addresses, and a variety of demographic attributes can be collected for each person and organization. Additionally, there are six user-defined fields available for your center s needs.

Art Center Canvas also has Custom Groups  which allow you to collect any combination of accounts into your center s defined group, each Custom Group can be saved and stored until deleted.

Keep in touch with your constituents. Art Center Canvas has both user-initiated group emails and unattended, automated confirmation and reminder emails. For all the reasons you need to touch your constituents with email: receipt of purchases, thank you notes, reminders, cancellations/date changes and draft and edit any type of communication needed.

Send correspondence and the correspondence can be collected in the recipient participants  correspondence history which is viewable from each account. In addition, add contact notes to an account, which may be restricted to your staff s use.

Your constituents created multiple accounts. No problem! Easily make empty accounts inactive and merge accounts with various transaction to one account.

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Event Ticketing

No separate vendor software needed! Art Center Canvas can facilitate the creation of ticketed events in which an admission fee may or may not be charged. You have the option! Each event can have four separate ticket price levels established plus (+1) complementary level.

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Class Registration

Breathe easier with Art Center Canvas  Exhibition Management module. Art Center Canvas was built to easily manage art exhibitions, either open or juried. It provides an easy to use form in which staff and artists can enter artwork. The exhibition entry page allows the upload of bulk entries and individual images. More importantly, there is a separate viewing module used by the exhibition jurors to vote on acceptance of individual pieces or artwork.

Each exhibition entry is uploaded in Art Center Canvas, and a corresponding inventory record created which can then be processed for sale through Art Center Canvas Point-of-Sale module.

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Software Packages


Classic Basic
Online Class Registration
Class Management
CRM Features
Automated Email Engine
Reporting & Analytics
Primary, Household & Individual Accounts


Art Center Pro
Online Class Registration
Class Management
CRM Features
Automated Email Engine
Reporting & Analytics
Primary, Household & Individual Accounts


Music Center Pro
Online Class Registration
Class Management
CRM Features
Automated Email Engine
Reporting & Analytics
Primary, Household & Individual Accounts
Private Lesson Scheduling

Frequently Asked Questions

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CANVAS webpages mirror the appearance of your public website, and updating class registration information on your public website is a snap using CANVAS easy and intuitive interface. Backoffice and public website integrated seamlessly!

CANVAS allows classes to be registered as: Classes recurring on a weekly basis (by semester) Classes as contiguous days M F (by week) Classes as random collection of days or individual classes (drop-in) CANVAS checks for any overlap in class scheduling on the internal calendar system

CANVAS allows unlimited membership levels, and each membership level can be assigned a different discount CANVAS allows you to establish if a discount applies to Purchaser or all of Purchaser s Household (partner and children). CANVAS checks Membership Status when items, such as purchasing classes, supplies, tickets etc. are placed in shopping cart.

Each Participant/Household has an account with a history of participation (classes, supplies, events, donations) in CANVAS CANVAS has a wide range of data fields. It can collect customer s information such as seasonal addresses, demographics, class attendance and much more. CANVAS can track and report what is important to you and your community.

CANVAS allows you to schedule instructors  time in 15-minute increments to allow for 30, 45 and 60 minutes lessons over a specific semester or session. If your instructors teach more than one instrument, CANVAS has you covered, allowing you to specify the instrument. Instructors can see their lessons schedule in the internal calendar system.

Implementation & Support

CANVAS can convert data from:

  • MS Excel spreadsheets and FileMaker Pro which is a glorified poster. These are flat files with no dynamic relationships.
  • Active Networks
  • Raiser s Edge
  • Access Database

We want our clients and their staff to be comfortable using the system, so the first 90 days you have phone support, as well as online chat and online issue tracking support (similar to email support). Thereafter, if an issue requires our immediate attention, pick up the phone for help. Otherwise, online chat is great for how-to-questions, and online issue tracking is great for issues that require an explanation and tech intervention, such as fixing user error or changing reports or business rules.

If an support issue requires an explanation to identify the problem, you can create a support ticket in the issue tracking system in CANVAS. Whenever a support ticket is created, it is reviewed by a support specialist within 15-30 minutes and updated with a current status. You will receive a pop-up whenever the issue is updated with a question or resolution, and you can add comments when necessary.

Software Integration

CANVAS integrates with Quickbooks (QB) DeskTop and QB Online. Your bookkeeper stays on top of daily, weekly transactions in two steps. You can populate the several QB general ledger accounts for your classes, supplies, donations and ticketed events revenue.

We currently integrate with Bloomerang for Donor Development and Tableau Data Visualization for great dashboards on everything else.

CANVAS has its own CRM features for sending emails and letters. From using customizable templates to automatically generated emails and letters. We currently integrated with Constant Contact and MailChimp. But, go ahead and ask us if there is another software package you want to use with CANVAS.

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app demo now!

Send a request to get a free demo of the full software. If you need any help using the software, check out our F.A.Q section or contact us. Here's what to expect with your demo:

Smart Reporting

Unleash your database

Modify existing reports to suit your organization's needs

Create ad hoc queries & reports simply

Choose what data you want to see

Automatic chart/graph creation

Share reports with anyone using a URL

No programming required

Web Integration

Use your own site

Art Center Canvas™ integrates with your site to process registrations & transactions

Put your own brand on it

Get your own custom user interface

Collect member analytics right from your website in real-time

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Join our community of art centers and music schools who are rethinking communal arts education across the country. From after-school programs, date night and exhibits, we enable them to run their operations more efficiently so they can focus on their community.

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