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Support the Arts by becoming a Lakeshore Arts member!

For a minimum of $25 a year, you can strengthen the economic fabric of your local community by supporting Lakeshore Arts’ initiatives. Your investment helps the organization maintain accessible programs for artists of all ages and skill levels, free gallery shows, community projects, art in the schools, unique events, and arts advocacy throughout Toronto. Questions about membership? Email operations@lakeshorearts.ca and we’d be happy to assist you!

Lakeshore Arts’ membership model is currently under review. The province of Ontario is currently updating their rules for not-for-profit corporations and as such we will be changing our model to comply with the Not-for-Profit Corporations Act while serving the needs and interests of our community. We will be working with our Board of Directors’ Governance Committee to establish these revisions, which will be tabled at our Annual General Meeting set to take place Monday November 12, 2018.  

We are still accepting new memberships and membership renewals but want to make sure that we are being transparent and keeping our members up to date with what we are doing as an organization. You may also choose to donate to Lakeshore Arts in lieu of membership and receive a charitable tax receipt for any donations over $20, which can be done in person, via phone, or through our Canada Helps page.

*Please note, that as of August 1, 2014 charitable receipts will no longer be issued for membership fees

Which type of membership is best for you?

Individual Membership – $25

An Individual Membership is 25$ and best suited for arts supporters looking to enrich their community by investing in creative and valuable arts programming. Memberships are valid for 12 months from the time of purchase and provide individuals with:

  • 10% discount at Curry’s Art Supply Store
  • 10% discount at Above Ground Art Supplies
  • Advance notice of special events
  • Voting privileges at our Annual General Meeting (November)
  • Volunteer and networking opportunities within the arts community
  • Discount on select programs and events
  • Discount on space rental
  • $50 reward for setting up a direct deposit account with Alterna Savings
Artists – $35

Artists can purchase a membership for $35 to help them promote their work to Lakeshore Arts’ audiences and connect with resources, networks and creative opportunities. Membership is valid for 12 months from the time of purchase and provides the individual with:

  • A listing on our Online Member Directory
  • 10% discount at Curry’s Art Supply Store
  • 10% discount at Above Ground Art Supplies
  • The opportunity to promote up to 2 of your arts-related projects via Lakeshore Arts’ social media pages
  • Advance notice of special events and calls for submission
  • Voting privileges at our Annual General Meeting (November)
  • Volunteer and networking opportunities within the arts community
  • Discount on select programs and events
  • Discount on space rental
  • Resources, referrals and references from Lakeshore Arts staff
  • $50 reward for setting up a direct deposit account with Alterna Savings
Youth & Seniors – $10

Youth (ages 16-29) and seniors (over the age of 65) can receive their membership at a reduced rate of $10. This membership is valid for 12 months from the time of purchase and provides the Member with:

  • Lakeshore Arts monthly email newsletter and advance notice of special events
  • 10% discount at Curry’s Art Supply Store
  • 10% discount at Above Ground Art Supplies
  • Voting privileges at the Annual General Meeting (November)
  • Volunteer and networking opportunities within the arts community
  • Discount on select programs and events
  • Discount on space rental
  • $50 reward for setting up a direct deposit account with Alterna Savings
Family Membership – $40

A Family Membership is best for a household of arts supporters! This 40$ membership is valid for up to 2 adults (plus children under the age of 16) residing in the same household. Membership benefits include:

  • 10% discount at Curry’s Art Supply Store
  • 10% discount at Above Ground Art Supplies
  • Advance notice of special events
  • Voting privileges at our Annual General Meeting (November)
  • Volunteer and networking opportunities within the arts community
  • The opportunity to participate in Lakeshore Arts’ annual Members’ Showcase
  • Discount on space rental
  • $50 reward for setting up a direct deposit account with Alterna Savings
Small Business – $50

Small businesses (under 10 employees), nonprofit organizations, and local arts groups interested in investing in the Etobicoke community can purchase a membership for a fee of $50. *A fee of $150 applies for larger businesses/organizations. This membership is valid for 12 months from the time of purchase and provides the organization with:

  • A listing on our Member Directory
  • The opportunity to promote up to 4 of your organization’s arts-related projects via our social media pages
  • The opportunity to promote up to 4 of your organization’s arts related posters in our storefront window
  • Advance notice of special events
  • 10% discount at Curry’s Art Supply Store
  • 10% discount at Above Ground Art Supplies
  • 1 vote at the Annual General Meeting (November)
  • Volunteer and networking opportunities within the arts community
  • Discount on space rental

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