Members of the ACEI will be part of a network of scholars, researchers and practitioners interested in advancing cultural economics. Benefits of membership include:

  • subscription to the Journal of Cultural Economics
  • discounted rates of conferences and events organised by the ACEI
  • being part of the ACEI mailing list so that you hear about relevant news and events to cultural economics, such as announcements about conferences, special issues with journals (note: contact details for this mailing list are not shared outside of used for any other purposes than those associated with the ACEI)
  • eligibility to run for office to become an ACEI office-bearer (e.g. board member, President) and vote in ACEI elections

Membership options

There are different individual membership options that vary by length (1, 2, 4 and 6 years) and type (full or reduced). The longer you join for the bigger the discount. Also to save money, reduced options are recommended. Reduced memberships provide the same benefits as full memberships with the only difference being that full members get a print version as well as e-access to the journal while reduced members have e-access only.

Membership is on a calendar year basis, so for example, if you take out a 1-year membership in September 2020 that would expire the same date as if you took out a membership in  January 2020, i.e., the expiry date would be 31 December 2020.

Prices are expressed in Australian Dollars.

When you join or renew your membership you should receive an automated email from Paypal. Also within one week, you should receive a further email from the ACEI confirming your membership details. If you do not receive an email from the ACEI please contact the ACEI Treasurer/SecretaryBronwyn Coate at

Reduced membership options (includes e-access to the Journal of Cultural Economics) 

Length of membership


Full membership options (includes print and e-access to the Journal of Cultural Economics)

Length of membership

Institutional membership

ACEI has also established a two-year institutional membership for emerging countries (according to the World Bank list). Institutional membership does not include any subscription to the Journal of Cultural Economics.

2-year institutional membership (up to five people): AUD$500

To arrange an institutional membership please contact the ACEI Treasurer/Secretary Bronwyn Coate at