ITC Membership

As a member you can explore, experience and enjoy ITC Museum all year long! Members receive special discounts on festivals, special events, invitations to members-only events, access to lectures and programs on various cultures and the inside scoop on what’s happening at the ITC.

All members enjoy the following benefits:

  • 20% discount in the Museum Store
  • Discounts to Special Events, Festivals
    (including Asian Festival and Texas Folklife Festival)
  • Invitation to Exhibit Openings and VIP Events
  • Invitation to Members-Only Museum Nights

Educators can join at any membership level and receive added benefits, like premium educator resources!

Become a Member Today

Give to the ITC

The UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures relies on the generosity of individuals, foundations and corporations to continue presenting world-class exhibits, protecting our collections, offering innovative educational programs and serving as a forum for multicultural understanding.

Our mission is to give voice to the experiences of people from across the globe who call Texas home, providing insight into the past, present, and future.  Contributions through planned giving or sponsorships assist us in carrying out this mission.


A team of professionals is poised to work with you to identify ways you can support our efforts. This team, led by our Advancement Office, works with museum staff, Advisory Council members, and volunteers to forge partnerships with corporate, civic, philanthropic, educational and other constituencies in support of ITC programs.

Click to learn more about individual and corporate giving opportunities, and call us (210) 458-2213 to discuss donation and underwriting options.

Individual Giving Corporate Giving


Museum volunteers support a variety of programs and special events at the ITC. Whether you’re a student needing service hours, a kind-hearted citizen who enjoys volunteering, or a corporate neighbor who wants to give back to the community, we have a role for you!

Opportunities include:

  • Daily support on the exhibit floor and in outdoor living history exhibits.
  • Visitor services, tour guides, and exhibit interpretation.
  • Event support, including the Texas Folklife Festival and the Asian Festival.
  • Library, Collections, and Research assistance.
Museum Volunteer Festival Volunteer


The Institute of Texan Cultures provides experiential learning opportunities to degree-seeking undergraduate and graduate students offering hands-on projects that contribute to the museum, university, and community.

Internships enrich the educational experience of students, serve society through expanded research, serve the public through community engagement, and serve UTSA by educating and empowering students.

Click to find out what internships are available for the upcoming semester or summer session.

Available Internships

Festival Friends

It is the Texas Folklife Festival’s many friends that help to provide the needed financial support to ensure the 47-year tradition lives on! Become a Festival Friend today and reap the rewards of your generosity. Levels begin at $40 and continue through $500. Your contribution is a vital part of the Texas Folklife Festival’s commitment to building a strong and diverse community, as well as providing a venue for all cultures to come together and share their rich traditions.
Contact 210-458-2224 for more information.

Become a Festival Friend

ITC Advocacy

The ITC is funded by a biennial legislative appropriation. With its statewide mandate to educate students on Texas and Texans, we appreciate any community support in carrying out that mission. In some cases, that support might be advocating on the institute’s behalf. If you would like to contact elected officials or local media regarding the Institute or have an institute representative provide an overview of the museum’s mission and status for your organization, please e-mail itcweb@utsa.edu for the latest news, developments, and opportunities.