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Benefits of Becoming an Alberta Craft Council Member:

The Alberta Craft Council is a member-based, not-for-profit Provincial Arts Service Organization dedicated to developing Alberta fine craft and the Alberta fine craft sector.

Anyone can become a member! Whether you are an artist, craft enthusiast, organization, or general community supporter, join the community of 440+ ACC members.
 
Members enjoy a range of benefits that can allow you to:

  • gain visibility for your work
  • plan your career
  • build your professional profile
  • network within the province and country
  • gain valuable professional feedback
  • receive a FREE subscription to our bi-weekly members only E-newsletter
  • receive a FREE subscription to our Alberta Craft Magazine
  • get invitations to special events
  • gain exposure on our website through our member listings
  • receive a 10% discount on purchases from the Alberta Craft Gallery Shop
  • support the Alberta Craft Council's mission

There's no better way to keep your finger on the pulse on Alberta's Craft Community while supporting the Alberta Craft Council!

Types of Membership with the Alberta Craft Council:

General Membership

General 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.

Student Membership

Student Membership is open to individuals who are enrolled full-time in a post-secondary institution and are studying within a fine craft discipline.

Professional Membership

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. The Professional Membership is intended to best benefit craft artists who are on an active career path, expanding their body of work and business.
 
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 must be submitted for review 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 membership@albertacraft.ab.ca. 
Once approved, payment will be processed. 

The Advisory Committee takes all aspects of an artist's craft career into consideration including:

   current involvement with the ACC (retail gallery, ACC organized exhibitions, advisory services)
   craft related expertise: research, writing, curating, teaching, etc.
   relationships with reputable galleries, shops, craft sales, and/or studio sales
   participation in exhibitions provincially, nationally, and/or internationally
   post-secondary education related craft and/or self-taught or traditional knowledge
   awards and/or grants in recognition of your work
   public recognition through publications, videos, media coverage, etc.

Submission for inclusion in the Gallery Shop 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.

Click here to join the Albera Craft Council today!