Membership

  • Membership At A Glance
  • Member Benefits
  • Membership Definitions
  • The Jury Process
  • Membership Fees
  • Membership Form – Fill out ONLINE 
  • Membership Form – PRINT and mail

Membership At A Glance

Following are the types of Crafts Council memberships and their benefits. For more information on forms of membership and associated benefits, please contact the Council at peicraftscouncil@gmail.com


Member Benefits

INSIDE NEWS: Members will be the first to receive news about upcoming opportunities via our special members newsletters.  Sign up here.

ACCESS TO OUR MARKETS: Only our juried members are able to enter our Christmas Craft Fair.  Juried and General Members will be eligible to enter our other markets. 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM: Members will have access to our professional development workshops before the seats are opened to the public.  

DISPLAY CASES: The PEI Crafts Council has display cases in several PEI provincial Visitor Information Centers which feature Island Made handcraft products.  Professional Members of the PEICC are eligible to display their products in these cases.  They offer excellent exposure to the tourist visitor and are a great way to get tourists to visit your studio or craft shop.  To apply for a display case space please complete and return this form.

PRODUCTION LOAN PROGRAM: Interest-free loans to help craftspeople purchase materials (and in some cases equipment and building supplies) in the off season, when income is limited. Maximum $3,000 per craftsperson. Administration fee is $60 ($70 for non-members) per year of repayment.

CRAFT EDUCATION PROGRAMS: Access to funds to hire summer students, host workshops and courses, travel to trade shows, etc.  Craft Education Program

SCHOLARSHIPS: Joan Auld Scholarship (Island Residents) A Scholarship, valued at a minimum of $200, is available to a student undertaking full-time studies in a craft-related field at a recognized institution of craft and design. In order to be eligible for this scholarship, the student must demonstrate high school graduation or equivalency (i.e. must meet the requirements for entrance into a college program). Check back in mid-summer for deadline and application form.  

PHOTO LIGHTBOX SERVICES: At the PEI Crafts Council office we have two lightboxes for professional members to use to photograph their work. One of them is portable and small enough to be taken out of the office for use at home. Please contact us if you’re interested in using this service.


Membership Definitions

Craft Professional – A producing craftsperson who has attained professional status and has passed the PEICC Standards for professional product design and production; 3 items of each medium in which you are currently producing must be submitted to, and approved by, the Standards Committee; must be a resident of P.E.I. for at least 6 months of each year and the crafts must be produced during that residency.  Non-resident professional membership is available upon review and acceptance by the Standards Committee.

Professional Craft Business – Two or more people working in the same or different mediums (i.e. an apprentice, hired staff, etc.); Active members must be producing craftspeople (owners/principals of business); 3 items of each medium currently produced by the business must be submitted to, and approved by, the Standards Committee; if working in various mediums or on separate products in the same medium, family members must submit individually; items must be sold under the business or owners name; owner and/or principals of business must be residents of P.E.I. for at least 6 month of each year and the crafts must be produced during that residency.

General, Student and Guild – Open to people who are engaged in the Craft sector but have not yet attained Professional status or who do not necessarily produce items for retail sales. This class in oriented to getting the part-time craftsperson involved with the Council and its programs, in the hopes that they will progress into the professional status in the future.


The Jury Process

If you wish to be considered for the Craft Professional Membership you will have to first complete the Jury Process. For more information on this please review the Standards page and the Standards Guidelines here.

If you have already passed the Jury Process and wish to submit your application for membership, or if you are renewing your existing membership, please download the pdf file here and send the completed form and your payment to the PEI Craft Council or fill in the form below and submit.


Membership Fees (Apr 2016-Mar 2017)

  • Craft Professional, Fee: $72.26 + 15% HST = $90.00
  • General Member, Fee: $39.13 + 15% HST = $45.00
  • Guild, Fee: $39.13 + 15% HST  = $45.00
  • Student Member, Fee: $10.43 + 15% HST = $12.00

Professional Craft Business:

  • 1-6 staff, Fee: $130.43 + 15% HST = $150.00
  • 7-12 staff, Fee: $217.39 + 15% HST = $250.00
  • 13+ staff, Fee: $304.35 + 15% HST = $350.00

 

MEMBERSHIP FORMS 2017/18 

 

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