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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.

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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 - $70 Student - $45 Recent Grad - $90 Craft Professional - $130

 

Family - $200 Business - $150 Affiliate Organizations - $125

 

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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.

    • 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
    • Invitations to Craft Ontario Gallery and Shop exhibitions, features and events
    • Invitations to Craft Talks, conferences, workshops and seminars
    • Access to Craft Source and other craft resources online
    • 10% Discount at the Craft Ontario Gallery and the Shop (some exceptions apply)
    • Discounts on Craft Ontario conferences, workshops, seminars and programming
    • Discount on all Craft Ontario publications, internal and external
    • Eligibility to apply for Health, Drug, Dental, Travel and Life insurance through our partnership with The Arts & Entertainment Plan
    • Eligibility to apply for Craft Show Exhibitor Insurance through our partnership with HUB International
    • Eligibility to apply for Home, Tenant, Home Business and Auto Insurance through our partnership with HUB International
    • 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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 Student: $45*

For full-time students who want to take advantage of professional development opportunities. Full-time student I.D. required.

      • Students receive the Standard benefits plus...
      • Complimentary listings in Craftfl@sh (50 words)
      • Eligibility to enter submissions to Craft Ontario sponsored exhibitions
      • Eligibility to apply to the Craft Awards program
      • Ability to place a self-promotional advertisement in Studio Magazine’s Craft Boutique section for only $175 (a savings of $125!)
      • Listing in our Online Member 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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 Craft Professional: $130*

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

 

Please note the following discounts are available for Craft Professional Members 

    • Craft Professional Membership with Distance Discount – For members who live more than 100KM from Toronto. If you are interested in purchasing or renewing this type of membership, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
    • Craft Professional Membership with Affiliate Discount – If you are a member of any of the Craft Ontario Affiliate Organizations, you are entitled to a special price of $117.00 on your membership. 
    • Craft Professional Family Membership – Two practicing Craft Professionals living at the same address may pay a joint price of $200.00 for a Family membership.  
    • Craft Professional Membership with Recent Graduate Discount – Craft Professionals in their first year of practice after graduating receive a Craft Professional membership for the price of $90.00

 

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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.

        • 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
        • Invitations to Craft Ontario Gallery and Shop exhibitions, features and events
        • Access to Craft Source and other craft resources online
        • 10% Discount at the Craft Ontario Gallery and the Shop (some exceptions apply)
        • Discounts on Craft Ontario conferences, workshops, seminars and programming
        • Discount on all Craft Ontario publications, internal and external
        • 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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 Family: $200*

A joint membership for two professional craftspeople residing at the same residence. Take advantage of all the benefits of a Craft Professional Membership without the duplication of Studio Magazine and Craftfl@sh.

        • Standard Benefits PLUS...
        • Eligibility to enter submissions to Craft Ontario sponsored exhibitions for both members
        • Eligibility to apply to the Craft Awards program for both members
        • Complimentary listings in Craftfl@sh (50 words)
        • Ability to place one self-promotional advertisement each in Studio Magazine’s Craft Boutique section for only $175 (a savings of $125!)
        • Individual listing for each member in our Online Member Directory, providing a link from the Craft Ontario website to yours (by request only)
        • 10% discount on advertisements placed in Craft Ontario publications, including Craft Source
        • Merchant discount rates on Visa, MasterCard and Debit
        • Eligibility for representation at the Craft Ontario Shop through the Selections program ($25 jury fee waived)
        • Eligibility for both members to host a profile on the Citizens of Craft website

NOTE: In the “Notes” section of the online form, please list either a joint email address or separate emails for both members. If two emails are listed, the first listed will receive the e-newsletter.

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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.