• Invitations to events, including workshops, conferences, online presentations, and exhibitions.

  • Monthly Craftflash newsletters to keep you in touch with news, events and opportunities, including calls for entry, workshops, residencies and exhibitions.

  • A print subscription to Canada’s leading craft magazine. Two beautiful issues of Studio will arrive at your door every year in the spring and fall.

  • 10% discount on purchases made at the Craft Ontario Shop.

  • Discounts on craft materials, supplies and services.

  • Free or discounted entry to over 1,000 galleries and museums through the North American Reciprocal Museum Association, and Galleries Ontario.


Choose the membership and additional benefts that suit your needs:


For everyone to connect with the latest craft news and events. Take advantage of member benefits that allow you to discover, save, and share your passion for contemporary craft.




Designed to help you build your career as a maker. Take advantage of member benefits as well as:

  • Apply to participate in programs: exhibitions, retail, and awards

  • Learn through courses, workshops and coaching that build your career.

  • Access low rates for liability, studio, home and health insurance.

  • Create listings on the Craft Ontario Member Directory and the national Citizens of Craft Directory

  • Share your exhibitions, events and workshops through Craft Ontario communications. 




For craft-related organizations and businesses that want to become part of a provincial craft network. Take advantage of member benefits as well as:

  • Create listings on the Craft Ontario Member Directory and the national Citizens of Craft Directory

  • Share your exhibitions, events and workshops through Craft Ontario communications

  • Receive a 10% discount on advertisements placed in Studio Magazine

  • Purchase discounted memberships for your students or members - full details available HERE

  • Recognize the work of a maker in your community by giving an annual Craft Ontario Community Award

  • Nominate a champion in your community for the John and Barbara Mather Award for Lifetime Achievement 


For further information about all membership levels, details and prices.



Available to Community and Maker memberships. Discounts address financial barriers by lowering the base price for those who need it.

  • Priority Groups (- 50%): Artists of Colour, Deaf Artists, and Artists with Disabilities, Francophone Artists, Indigenous Artists, 2SLGBTQIA+ Artists

  • Distance (- 40%): Living 100km outside of Toronto.

  • Students (- 80%): Full-time enrolment in an educational institution. (Only for Maker Members)

  • Seniors (- 40%): Individuals 65 years or older.

  • Sliding Scale: For folks who find the price of membership a financial barrier. A custom price can be selected ranging from full price to 50% off.

* Members who identify with more than one group can select the category with the greatest discount.
* To sign up for a monthly billing option, please contact Elycia SFA, Member Relations & Programs Manager, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Program Administration Fees

Current Maker Members do not pay any administrative fees.

Non-members now have access to apply for Craft Ontario Programs. For a $10 administrative fee, makers who are not yet members are welcome to apply. If the work is juried into a program, the individual must then join by purchasing a membership.

Administrative fees for non-members apply to:

* Discounts are not applicable for these items.

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.