Member Services

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The wearer is the citizen of an alternative world, reflecting a relationship between progress, imagination, and the body. 





COMMUNITY $70 ➔ Connect, by joining a network of fellow contemporary craft enthusiasts.
For people with passion for contemporary craft.

  • All the latest community news, events, opportunities, and invitations delivered monthly to your inbox
  • A subscription to Studio Magazine: Contemporary Canadian craft and design within global material culture
  • 10% off purchases in store and online at the Craft Ontario Shop. Excluding the current Annual Cape Dorset Print Collection





MAKER $130 ➔ Refine your creative career, and access professional channels to grow your practice.
For people who engage in a practice of creative making.

  • Apply to well recognized annual professional programs:
     - Professional gallery exhibitions
     - Downtown Toronto retail representation
     - Cash awards recognizing excellence
  • Join workshops and coaching designed for creative careers
  • Cross promote your career news through our multi-channel communications. Our audiences are over 20,000 viewers strong
  • Connect with fellow makers and the Craft Ontario staff team
  • PLUS basic benefits of Community Membership




ORGANIZATION $125 ➔ Network, share resources, and be a part of the provincial craft sector.
For craft-related organizations, businesses and educational institutions.

  • Connect with the Craft Ontario staff team to engage your organization’s goals
  • Give an artist in your community an annual Craft Ontario Community Award
  • Nominate for the John and Barbara Mather Award for Lifetime Achievement
  • Access discounted bulk memberships for folks in your community/for your own members
  • 10% off print and web advertising in Studio magazine
  • PLUS basic benefits of Community Membership




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.


Membership Services & Programs 

Your membership grants you access to a wide range of exclusive services and benefits. Craft Ontario has designed these benefits with the unique needs of designers, makers, craftspeople and enthusiasts in mind.

Explore your benefits and services to learn more!



Show your work to the world

  • APPLY to Calls for Entry for member exhibitions in the Craft Ontario Gallery 
  • APPLY for monetary exhibition assistance
  • APPLY to the Craft Awards program
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Help bolster your business’s revenue

  • APPLY to sell your work in the Craft Ontario Shop 
  • UPDATE your skills with marketing, online sales, exporting and pricing video courses

Expand your business and creativity 

  • ATTEND workshops and talks that will inspire and inform 
  • APPLY for a loan or line of credit 
  • CONNECT with a subscription to Studio Magazine to stay on top of what is happening in craft across the country
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There's always something going on

  • FREE or discounted admission to galleries and museums through our reciprocal agreement
  • CONNECT at Craft Ontario events including exhibition opening receptions, conferences, workshops, studio tours and more
  • JOIN your fellow makers at community-programmed events in CO Space

Protect what matters most

Access to discounted rates on insurance, tailored to the needs of makers like you.

  • ACCESS Health Insurance
  • ACCESS Studio, Home, Auto, and Liability Insurance
  • ACCESS Exhibitor Insurance

Cut costs


  • SAVE with supplier and partner discounts

Get to know your fellow makers 

  • FIND members through the Member Directories
  • EXPAND your online presence by creating a profile on Citizens of Craft 
  • CONNECT to opportunities and events through the monthly newsletter, Craftfl@sh  
  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. out to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to say hello, we’re always happy to hear from you!

Join Craft Ontario today!

To access these exclusive service and benefits packages, SIGN UP for a Craft Ontario membership level that best fits your needs!



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.