Membership Levels

Lauren Levine
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My Stacked works have come from exploring the marriage of slab and thrown work in the same piece. I love the idea of performing a simple action like eating breakfast out of a unique sculptural object and sprucing up a bookshelf with tableware. 

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

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PHONE: Contact us at 416-925-4222 x 222

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

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Craft Ontario
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Membership Levels and Benefits
Standard   Craft Professional   Business   Affiliate

 

Standard: $70

This level is for you if you want to be connected to the community, access business support services, get free stuff and discounts, and get engaged:

  • 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

This level is for you if 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:

 

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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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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.