IT PAYS TO BE A MEMBER

Become a part of a local community of professional craftspeople and craft enthusiasts.

Craft NB is the oldest Canadian provincial crafts council, and we offer a variety of memberships for the craft enthusiast, the professional craftsperson, students and emerging artisans. Learn how you can become part of New Brunswick’s growing fine craft community.

WHAT WE OFFER OUR ARTISTS

Joining Craft NB entitles you to participate in the cultural heritage of our province at a fundamental level. You will become a part of a lively community of professional craftspeople and craft enthusiasts and have the opportunity to participate and engage in the events, exhibitions, workshops and information sources. By joining Craft NB you can take advantage of many membership benefits including discounts and passes, a health insurance plan designed specifically for artists, advice on funding opportunities, input on future programs and workshops, and access to various provincial, national and international opportunities. As a professional craftsperson, you join the only organization in the province which upholds high standards of quality in all craft disciplines. Your work enjoys credibility and recognition by the public that you have achieved something meaningful in the acquisition of your skills. As a Market Member you have earned the right to submit to our exhibitions and gallery presentations, be profiled on our website, participate in our festivals and marketing promotions, and stand beside your peers in an esteemed professional association.

Explore Our Membership Options

GENERAL MEMBER

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.

JURIED MEMBER

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.

GENERAL
MEMBER

50

per year

  • 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

EMERGING ARTISAN
MEMBER

50

per year

All benefits of the
General Membership

  • 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.

JURIED
MEMBER

110

per year

All benefits of the
General Membership

  • 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