Membership Levels

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Join Craft Ontario and become a part of the Canadian craft community! Our membership is comprised of 1,500 professional makers, collectors, cultural institutions, and businesses. Access professional development resources and gain visibility for your work by becoming a member.

Individual Membership

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By phone: Contact Meranda MacKenzie at 416-925-4222 x227

By mail: Please send cheque (payable to CRAFT ONTARIO) and below form to: 

Attn: Meranda MacKenzie
1106 Queen St. West 
Toronto, ON  M6J 1H9

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Membership Levels and Benefits
Standard Craft Professional Business Affiliate

 

Standard: $70

For individuals interested in craft, who want to be kept informed about crafts, craftspeople, events, and printed materials pertinent to the crafts community.

  • An annual subscription to Studio Magazine, 2 issues per year, mailed to your door
  • Monthly Craftfl@sh e-newsletters to keep you in touch with the craft community with calls-for-entry, professional development opportunities, grants and awards
  • Access to our Tech Toolkit, including Chase Paymentech, Format, and Autodesk Fusion 360
  • Access to our low rates on insurance, including health, home, liability, studio insurance, and more!
  • Access to discounts on preferred suppliers and services
  • Invitations to Craft Ontario Gallery and Shop exhibitions, features and events
  • Reduced rates on workshops & talks, conferences, events, and seminars
  • Access to Craft Source and other craft resources online
  • 10% Discount at the Craft Ontario Gallery and the Shop (some exceptions apply)
  • FREE or discounted entry to over 80 galleries and museums through our partnership with the Ontario Association of Art Galleries (OAAG).
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 Craft Professional: $130

To ensure membership remains accessible to as many talented craftspeople as possible, we have created a list of subsidies for this level of membership.

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

 

For craftspeople who (in addition to being kept informed) want to take advantage of marketing, promotion, sales, business, and professional development opportunities.

 

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Craft Pro Discount options

Members who are eligible for a subsidized membership receive all the benefits of a Craft Professional. 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 educational institutions and not-for-profit organizations, including single medium organizations, guilds, public galleries and museums, arts councils, etc.

  • Standard Benefits +
  • FREE bookings in CO Space, our community rental venue
  • Access to Craft Source and other craft resources online
  • Complimentary listings in Craftfl@sh (50 words)
  • 10% discount on advertisements placed in Craft Ontario publications, including Craft Source
  • Your members receive a 10% discount on Craft Ontario Standard or Craft Professional Memberships
  • Eligibility to nominate for the John and Barbara Mather Award in recognition of service to the crafts community
  • Your organization receives a Craft Ontario Affiliate Award to be awarded by you at your annual exhibition (includes a 1 year complimentary Craft Professional membership and opportunities for promotion of the winner in Craftfl@sh and/or on the Craft Ontario website)
  • Listing in our Online Affiliate Directory, providing a link from the Craft Ontario website to yours
  • Eligibility to host a profile on the Citizens of Craft website
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Business: $150

For commercial businesses: Commercial Galleries, Shops, Retailers, Wholesalers, Distributors, Trade Shows, etc.

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For all levels of membership, contact Member Services at 416-925-4222 ext 222 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.