Membership Levels

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Join Craft Ontario and become a part of the craft community! Our membership is comprised of 1,200 makers, collectors, supporters, cultural institutions, organizations and businesses. Access professional development resources and gain visibility for your work by becoming a member.

JOIN ONLINE: please scroll down, select your membership level and click 'Join Now'

PHONE: Contact us at 416-925-4222 x 221

MAIL: Please send a cheque (payable to Craft Ontario) and a completed copy of the below form to: 

Attn: Membership
Craft Ontario
1106 Queen St. West 
Toronto, ON  M6J 1H9

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FAMILY APPLICATION  (PDF) DOWNLOAD
Membership Levels and Benefits
Standard   Craft Professional   Business   Affiliate

 

Standard: $70

You want to be a part of the craft community, access business support services, and connect:

  • Monthly Craftfl@sh e-newsletters to keep you in touch with the craft community, calls-for-entry, professional development opportunities, grants and awards
  • An annual subscription to Studio Magazine, 2 issues per year mailed straight to your door...a fantastic way to get connected to what's happening in Craft and Design across Canada
  • FREE access to professional development Online Courses that will connect you with best practices in exporting, marketing and online sales 
  • FREE or discounted entry to over 1000 galleries and museums through our partnership with the Ontario Association of Art Galleries (OAAG) and NARM
  • Low rates on Insurance, including health, home, liability, studio insurance, and more!
  • Discounts on preferred suppliers and services
  • 10% in-person discount at the Craft Ontario Shop (not including the Online Shop and Cape Dorset Print Series)
  • Discounted rates on workshops, conferences, events and services
  • Invitations to Craft Ontario exhibitions, features and events

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 Craft Professional: $130

You want all of the benefits that come with a Standard membership PLUS...marketing, exhibition and sales opportunities.

 

To ensure membership is accessible to as many talented craftspeople as possible, we have created a range of subsidies:

Student $45 Recent Grad $90 Distance $100 Affiliate $117 Family $200

 

 

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Craft Pro Discount options

If you are eligible for a discount, you still receive all the benefits of a Craft Professional membership! Here's how you qualify:

 

TYPE

  

COST

  

SAVINGS

  

ELIGIBILITY

STUDENT
       $45        ($85)        For full-time students, currently enrolled in a post-secondary institution. Full-time student ID required.
RECENT GRAD
  $90   ($40)   Craft Professionals in their first year of practice after graduating from post-secondary institution. Proof of enrollment required.
DISTANCE
  $100   ($30)   For members who live more than 100KM from Toronto. Proof of address required. 
AFFILIATE
  $117   ($13)   If you are a member of any of the Craft Ontario Affiliate Organizations, you receive 10% off the regular price. Proof of membership required. 
FAMILY
  $200   ($60)   Two practicing Craft Professionals living at the same address may pay a joint price of $200.00 for a Family membership.

 

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Affiliate Organization and Institutions: $125

For associations, guilds, galleries, museums, arts councils, educational institutions and not-for-profit organizations:

  • Standard Benefits +
  • Complimentary listings in Craftfl@sh...promote your exhibitions, workshops and events to the community!
  • Apply to use CO Space, Craft Ontario's downtown Toronto community programming venue
  • Get listed in the Online Affiliate Directory, providing a link from the Craft Ontario website to yours
  • Create a profile on the Citizens of Craft website
  • 10% discount on advertisements placed in Studio: Craft & Design in Canada
  • Your members receive a 10% discount on  Standard or Craft Professional Memberships
  • Nominate an outstanding member of your community for the John and Barbara Mather Award for Lifetime Achievement
  • Receive an annual Craft Ontario Affiliate Award to be given out to one of your members or students through a juried process (award or exhibition)

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Business: $150

For commercial Galleries, Shops, Retailers, Wholesalers, Distributors, Trade Shows:

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For all levels of membership, contact Member Services at 416-925-4222 ext 221 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Who We Are

Formerly the Ontario Crafts Council, Craft Ontario is a not-for-profit service organization that works to have craft recognized as a valuable part of life. We promote and celebrate professional craft through providing member opportunities, and advocate for craft practice by educating and empowering diverse audiences.