Please join the wild and whimsical circus otherwise known as Franklin Furnace! We need everyone’s help to further our mission to make the world safe for avant-garde art. In 2011-12, Franklin Furnace will present the greatest shows on earth, including work by thirteen artists who explore racial violence, systems of oppression, effects of over-consumption, crises in public education, and the human side of war.

If you were a member in 1988-89 and 1989-90, you received a "passport," a structure of Lawrence Weiner, that was imprinted with rubber stamps by each performance artist of these seasons. These artists have given us permission to upcycle their stamps for 2011-12 memberships perques. Please click HERE to see their designs.


Franklin Furnace is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Please complete THIS FORM and mail it along with your contribution. You may also donate online with a credit card and the PayPal system by clicking below.

Tightrope Walkers $35 + up (or under!)
This category of membership entitles you to weekly "Goings On" email bulletins, website links, occasional snail mail, and a Franklin Furnace temporary tattoo.

Lion Tamers $70 + up
All of the above including a small set of handmade rubber-stamped stationery.

Bearded Ladies & Gents $100 + up
All of the above for two.

Flame Throwers $250 + up
All of the above, plus a full set of rubber-stamped stationery.

Human Cannonballs $500 + up
All of the above, plus a handmade indelibly rubber-stamped t-shirt customized to your specs (click here).

Daredevils $1,000 + up
All of the above, plus a counter-top cotton candy maker.

Ring Mistresses & Masters $10,000 + up
All of the above, plus a command performance by Franklin Furnace Alumn, and truly wondrous bearded lady,
Jennifer Miller, with Circus Amok (