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Be a part of the creative, professional community at Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre. Your membership will plug you into the vibrant contemporary craft and design scene both locally in Canberra and nationally.

We provide support and encouragement to all those pursuing a career in contemporary craft and object design.

The Craft ACT Collector's Brooch series

Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre collaborates with a different artist or collective each year to offer new and renewing APMs and Members a complimentary, limited edition Collector's Brooch.

Membership Categories

The membership categories below have been tailored to meet your individual needs. If you would like to renew your membership, join as a new member or if you have any queries, please call Craft ACT on (02) 6262 9333 or pop into our shop for a more personalised experience.

Accredited Professional Member (APM) $220.00 per year

A prestigious category developed in recognition of professional craft artists and designers who have made outstanding contributions in their field and whose work demonstrates a high standard of artistic merit and technical still. Membership is by a peer assessment panel. Enjoy the additional benefits of APM Membership including exclusive exhibitions and opportunities and promotion on the Craft ACT website. Interested?

Associate Member (AM) $220.00 per year

A tier accommodating for the needs of professional craft practitioners and designers from emerging to established, who are interested in obtaining insurance - for their everyday practice needs as well as for participating in events such as exhibitions or markets. AMs are approved through a formal application process. Seeking more information?

Ordinary Member $60.00 per year

A membership designed for practising craft and designers. Art is not made in a vacuum, neither is your practice. Craft and designers become connected to each other and industry as a result of this membership, staying up-to-date with industry news, exhibitions and opportunities. Be in the know through postal invitations and news plus email bulletins. A rewarding membership keeping you in touch and helping you grow your profession. To find out more:

Friend $40.00 per year

For the art connoisseurs or persons who want to find out about craft and design, this membership is for you. Designed for individuals, institutions, groups and guilds who have a passion for good ideas and material culture. This membership keeps you abreast of the local craft and design scene, connecting you with artists through exhibitions and events at Craft ACT. To find out more:

Student FREE

This membership is for the budget conscious student, offering all the benefits of a standard membership through online connection. Get your fix of craft and design via your email. Student membership is designed for high school, tertiary and mature-age students interested in developing a career as a craft artist, maker or designer. To find out more:

Fees listed include GST.