Join Muskoka Arts & Crafts and become part of our community of makers! Our membership consists of more than 340 artists, craftspeople, collectors, supporters, patrons and businesses. Access professional development resources, discounts and gain visibility for your work by becoming a member.
You don’t have to be an artist to join our community. This membership is perfect for art enthusiasts, collector, hobbyists and art supporters.
- Chapel Gallery Rental Discount
- Member-exclusive content
- Seasonal Newsletter & MAC Insider
- Discounts at Martin’s Framing & Muskoka Paint & Decorating
- Reduced fees for Life & Portrait Drawing Classes
- Reduced fees for MAC Artist Workshops
- Entry to exclusive MAC Member Events
Annual Fee: $40 +HST
Best for emerging artists, professional artists and craftspeople with expanded benefits and marketing opportunities
Enjoy all the benefits of a Basic membership, plus:
- Join our MAC Member Directory
- Participation in the Annual Spring Member Show and other group shows throughout year.
- Option to apply for a solo or group show at the MAC gallery.
- Discounted gallery commission 30%(non-members 40%)Effective 01 Sep 23
- Discounted show fees for the MAC Annual Summer Show
- Up to 6 product listings in the MAC online store. Discounted 20% commission.
- Option to participate in our Muskoka Airport MAC Shop 20% commission
- Reduced membership fee for Craft Ontario
- License to use the MAC Muskoka Maker Mark, a symbol that designates a maker creating art and craft in Muskoka
Annual Fee: $80+HST
MAC Maker Mark
Premium members are able to download and use the MAC Maker Mark, a designation given to artists and craftspeople producing work in Muskoka. The Maker Mark is a signal to art lovers that the work they’re buying was made in Muskoka.
Ways to Apply
What are the benefits of becoming a MAC Member?
There are many benefits to being a member. Besides those listed above, you become a part of an exciting and engaging arts community committed to helping artists and the community thrive.
What is the difference between a Basic and Premium Membership?
In an effort to make sure MAC members get the services and information they need and want, we have changed our membership structure. The Basic membership is geared towards all art and craft lovers who want to engage in the local art community. The Premium membership is geared towards emerging artists, professional artists and craftspeople looking for expanded benefits and marketing opportunities.
A Premium membership includes all of the benefits of a basic membership as well as an expanded member profile listing, discounted fees for the MAC Annual Summer Show, ability to list products in the MAC Shop, reduced membership fee for Craft Ontario and License to use the MAC Muskoka Maker Mark.
What is member-exclusive content?
This includes content specific to members like upcoming lectures, workshops, shows and events that are either exclusive or discounted for members. Often you will find this information in the members’ monthly newsletter.
What is a Basic Member Directory Listing?
On your own directory page there will be 3 images of your work, one to be used as a thumbnail on the main directory page, also a small write-up, website, contact and location information.
What is an Expanded Member Directory Listing?
On your own page there will be 9 images of your work, one to be used as a thumbnail on the main directory page, an expanded write-up, website, contact and location information, as well as links to your social media pages.
Can you tell me more about the MAC Shop listing?
Premium members may have up to 6 listings in our new and exciting online MAC Shop. As long as your Premium membership is active you can have items for sale in the shop. When an item sells you can replace it with a new one. Artists get 90% of the proceeds from sales, minus the processing fees, while the remaining 10% goes to MAC for shop advertising and maintenance.
MAC is a not-for-profit and so ultimately all proceeds are invested back into our artists and community. Visit the MAC Shop Q&A for a better idea of how the public interacts with the shop.
What is the MAC Maker Mark?
The MAC Maker Mark is a designation given to artists and craftspeople producing work in Muskoka. It is available to Premium Members to download and use in their marketing materials.
When you see the MAC Maker Mark, you can be confident that the work you’re buying was made right here in Muskoka and that you’re supporting a local artist. Learn more about the MAC Maker Mark here.
What local stores offer discounts to MAC members?
What happens after I apply?
After your application and fee have been processed you will be provided with an account that will allow you to access the members section of the website. Here you will find member specific announcements, resources, event and show applications and more.
Can I upgrade my membership?
You can upgrade from a Basic to Premium Memership at any time. You will find this option in the member’s section of the website. This fee will be prorated, taking into account your basic membership fee and the time remaining until your renewal date.
How do I renew my membership?
As your renewal date nears you will be notified by email. If you’d like to opt out of renewal, you can cancel your membership from within the Members area. If you choose not to opt out and you have paid with credit card, your membership will be automatically renewed. If you prefer to pay in person or by phone you will still receive email notification of your renewal coming due but you will have to contact Muskoka Arts & Crafts to complete payment.
Can I cancel my membership?
You can choose to opt out of renewal as your membership renewal date nears. Also, if at any time you would like to cancel your membership, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Unfortunately, if you choose to cancel your membership before it expires, we do not offer refunds.