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The General Membership (formerly the Individual Membership) is open to all those working in the craft sector and to anyone interested in supporting the development of Alberta Craft.
Business & Organization Membership
The Business & Organization Membership is open to organizations representing the craft sector and supporting the development of Alberta Craft. This includes single media organizations, provincial, national, and international arts organizations, galleries, shops, craft sales, educational institutions, etc.
The Student Membership is open to individuals who are enrolled full-time in a post-secondary institution and are studying within a fine craft discipline.
The new Professional Membership provides access to additional marketing initiatives including the opportunity to retail in the Alberta Craft Gallery - Edmonton and/or Calgary, access to national and international projects, entry to the national Citizens of Craft campaign and a subscription to STUDIO Magazine. There will also be future initiatives designed to enrich career growth and promotion, specifically for professional members.
A Professional Craft Artist, as defined by the ACC, has specialized training in their discipline, either academic and/or self-taught or traditional knowledge, and has professional recognition amongst his or her peers and/or public. He or she should also operate a studio practice and create a distinctive body of work that is sold and/or exhibited locally, nationally and/or internationally.
Unlike many other craft organizations, ACC Professional members can also be those with craft related expertise including: academics, teachers, researchers, curators, writers, and arts administrators.
New applications for a Professional Membership are reviewed by the Advisory Committee. Applications must include the completed membership form, current CV and a maximum of 10 good quality images. All information and questions can be emailed to email@example.com. Once approved payment will be processed.
The Advisory Committee takes all aspects of an artist's craft career into consideration including:
Submission for inclusion in the Retail Gallery is a separate process. Visit Becoming a Gallery Shop Artist for more information.
Renewing a Professional Membership can be done without the application process but the Advisory Committee may choose to review the professional status if needed.