Become a MCC Member

Benefits of membership with MCC

Membership in the Manitoba Craft Council is open to anyone who is passionate about contemporary craft. Whether you’re a maker or an enthusiastic supporter, it’s a great way to connect with Manitoba’s thriving craft scene and keep up with all the latest happenings.

All members receive the bi-weekly e-news bulletin with the most current news and information on events and opportunities in contemporary craft. Membership also includes access to a range of exhibition and sales opportunities, professional development workshops, artist talks, an online gallery page at c2centreforcraft.ca and a subscription to Studio: Craft and Design in Canada.

We have several membership categories, which are laid out in more detail below!

 

Professional Membership:

For active craftspeople and artists who work in contemporary craft and are looking to advance their careers.

Manitoba residency required.

Fee: $50

Benefits:

Exclusive opportunities to exhibit, market, and sell your work:

  • For the Love of Craft, MCC Bi-Annual Open Members’ Exhibition (all submissions accepted)
  • Create a personal online gallery at c2centreforcraft.ca
  • Create a personal online gallery at citizensofcraft.ca
  • All members are eligible to apply for: C2 Shop and C2 Shop Online, Solo, duo or small group exhibitions at C2’s Shirley Richardson Craft Gallery, Annual Crafted Sale at the Winnipeg Art Gallery (and receive a $30 discount on your table fee), MCC’s Bi-Annual Juried Members’ Exhibition

Professional development and award opportunities:

  • MCC Bursary Award for professional development activities, awarded annually
  • Victoria Beach Retreats, awarded annually
  • Grow your practice through workshops on grant-writing, applying for exhibitions,
  • engaging social media, etc.
  • Marilyn Levitt Award for Early-Mid Career Functional Ceramics, awarded bi-annually, Judith Ryan Award for Best in Show, awarded bi-annually as part of the Juried Members’ Exhibition
  • occasional mentorship and collaboration opportunities

Teaching and knowledge sharing opportunities:

  • Presenting artist talks and panel discussions, in person and online
  • Instructing hands-on workshops, in person and online
  • Offering craft demonstrations at public events

Networking, information, and support:

  • Bi-weekly member e-newsletter featuring upcoming exhibitions and events, member updates, and calls for submission.
  • One year subscription to Studio, Canada’s national craft and design magazine.
  • Promote your exhibitions, sales, or events through MCC’s social media and
  • E-newsletter
  • Reference letters for grants or award nominations
  • Access one-to-one advice and support for grant or proposal writing, career development, etc.

Volunteer for committees or the board of directors

Vote at MCC’s Annual Meeting

(Contact MCC office for subsidy options if needed.)

 

Joint MCC/MCML Membership

For those who wish to combine a Professional MCC membership with the additional benefits of being a member of the Manitoba Crafts Museum & Library.

Manitoba residency required.

Fee: $90 (a $10 savings on the cost of purchasing both memberships individually)

In addition to the benefits of an MCC Professional membership, you’ll receive the following:

  • Borrowing privileges at the MCML library
  • MCML’s bi-weekly e-newsletter
  • Special member rate at MCML workshops
  • A vote at MCML’s Annual General Meeting
  • Discounts at the following businesses:
    • Artists Emporium Club Card Membership (10% off)
    • McNally Robinson Reader Reward Card for only$10(redeemable with voucher).
    • Prairie Studio Glass Club Card Discount (10% off)
    • Wolseley Wool discount (10% off)

 

Student and Young Emerging Artist Membership: for university or college students and young emerging artists (age 25 years and under) working in craft

Fee: $30/year

Manitoba residency or “home-base” (if studying abroad) required.

Benefits:

Exclusive opportunities to exhibit your work:

  • For the Love of Craft, MCC Bi-Annual Open Members’ Exhibition
  • Up and Coming Online Craft Exhibition
  • Create a personal online gallery at c2centreforcraft.ca
  • Create a personal online gallery at citizensofcraft.ca

Professional development opportunities:

  • Grow your practice through workshops on grant-writing, applying for exhibitions, engaging social media, etc.
  • Marilyn Levitt Award for Early-Mid Career Functional Ceramics, awarded bi-annually
  • Occasional mentorship and collaboration opportunities

Networking, information, and support:

  • Bi-weekly member e-newsletter featuring upcoming exhibitions and events, member updates, and calls for submission.
  • One year subscription to Studio, Canada’s national craft and design magazine.
  • Promote your exhibitions, sales, or events through MCC’s social media and
  • E-newsletter
  • Reference letters for grants, award nominations, academic applications
  • Access one-to-one advice and support for grant or proposal writing, career development, etc.

Volunteer for committees or the board of directors

Vote at MCC’s Annual Meeting

(Free first year of membership if you participate in the annual Student/Youth Exhibition)

 

Friend of MCC Membership

 For supporters and appreciators of contemporary craft or artists living outside of Manitoba who wish to maintain a connection with this province’s craft community and apply for occasional opportunities.

Fee: $30

Benefits:

Eligibility to apply for opportunities that are open to non-Manitoba residents including:

  • Solo, duo or small group exhibitions at C2’s Shirley Richardson Craft Gallery
  • Annual Crafted Sale at the Winnipeg Art Gallery (and receive a discount on your table fee)
  • Presenting artist talks and panel discussions, online
  • Instructing hands-on workshops, online

Stay in the Loop with:

  • Bi-weekly member e-newsletter featuring upcoming exhibitions and events, member updates, and calls for submission.
  • One year subscription to Studio, Canada’s national craft and design magazine.

Volunteer for committees or the board of directors

 

To become a member, proceed to payment below or print out the MCC Membership Brochure and send it, along with a cheque, to the Manitoba Craft Council, 1 – 329 Cumberland Ave, Winnipeg MB, R3B 1T2.