IT PAYS TO BE A MEMBER
Become a part of a local community of professional craftspeople and craft enthusiasts.
WHAT WE OFFER OUR ARTISTS
Explore Our Membership Options
Anyone can hold this membership and no jurying is required. This membership is an ideal way to show your support to the craft community and to stay connected to Craft NB as a supporter or non-practicing crafts person. Previously juried members may choose this category in order to maintain their juried status while their practice is on hiatus. For juried members who wish to participate in Craft NB festivals and exhibitions, a juried membership is required.
EMERGING ARTISAN MEMBER
Designed for emerging artisans looking for mentorship in preparing for the jurying process and life as a professional craftsperson. Spaces are limited and require an application.
Designed for professional craftspeople who have passed jurying with Craft NB or another provincial Crafts Council and who wish to participate in CNB marketing initiatives, festivals, exhibitions, residencies, etc. Click here for more information about how to apply for jurying.
- Monthly E-Newsletter
- Free admission for you plus one guest at CNB festivals
- Invitations to exhibition openings, artist talks and other special events
- Discounts on : workshops, fundraisers, conferences and other activities
- Group rates, including access to a health insurance plan
- One vote at the AGM
- Opportunity to stand for nomination to the Board of Directors
- Opportunity to participate on committees
- Volunteer opportunities
All benefits of the
- 6 coffee dates with our professional members and staff. These coffee dates are an opportunity for you to connect with our community and to ask advice from those who are experienced in areas you seek more knowledge. For example if you want help with booth display, we will set you up with those who are skilled in this area. Want sound marketing feedback? A knowledgeable eye to critic your work? Help deciding on which residencies to apply for? Our membership and staff are friendly, approachable, and willing to help! Bring your work (or images of your work) on these one-on-one coffee dates and ask as many questions as you have of those who have been living and breathing craft for decades.
All benefits of the
- Invitation to participate in fine craft festivals, exhibitions and competitions
- Extended web site profile, where you can upload current work, an artist bio and connect and drive traffic to your existing website, social media profiles, online store, etc.
- Referrals to associations, gallery owners and show managers, national craft publications, individual and corporate customers,
- international collectors and wholesale and retail buyers
- Subscription to Studio Magazine (published twice a year and sent to your door)
- A yearly membership package that includes promotional materials, a membership card, signage indicating that you are a juried CNB member, and CNB swag
- Public recognition that you belong to a professional organisation that recognizes a high standard in fine craft