Membership cycle is January 1- December 31, so the earlier in the year you join, the longer you qualify for membership benefits! Join anytime after September 1st for the remainder of 2016 and all of 2017. Contact us for any questions about becoming a member.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP: $100*

This membership is required for everyone with work for sale at the Center for Maine Craft (unless you qualify for the Retail level, see below). Professional Level membership offers the most benefits for artists who make their living from their craft and participate regularly in educational, marketing, and networking events and activities.
*Couples / Partners Professional Membership: $150: Same Professional benefits for both partners business or pleasure!)
*Emerging Craft Artist Professional Membership: $50: Same Professional benefits for artists who are beginning their career in craft. For one-year only.

General Benefits
• Inclusion Maine Craft Weekend (opt-in required, event is annually in October)
• Opportunity to apply for Artists in Their Studios Photography Project
• Opportunity to sell work at Center for Maine Craft (jury process + approval required)
• Opportunity to exhibit in MCA booths at Wholesale (NEM) and Retail (CraftBoston) shared booths
• Receive periodic member-only enewsletters in addition to monthly MCA enewsletter
• Opportunity to participate in exhibition and demonstrations at Center for Maine Craft
• Opportunity to be invited to exhibit in bi-annual Inspired Hand Exhibition at USM
• Opportunity to have product for sale through the MCA Etsy store site
• Invitations to member meetings, gatherings and events
Marketing Benefits
• Member page on MCA website: Enhanced visibility via a description of work, artist statement/biography, three images and link to member’s website
• Access to MCA / CMC Co-op Advertising opportunities (fees apply)
• Free listings (events/announcements/for-sale/calls to artists/etc.) in monthly MCA enewsletter
• Listing + Online map placement for Maine Craft Weekend (Opt-in required, event is annually in October)
Discounts
• Qualify for MCA Member rate for Portland Fine Craft Show Jury Fee and Booth Fee in August
• Qualify for MCA Member rate for MCA Weekend Workshop @ Haystack in May
• Qualify for MCA Member rate for MCA Business Workshops for Aritsts
• 100% discount (free!) on Maine Craft Weekend participant list and map
• 15% discount all purchases at the Center for Maine Craft
• 50% discount on premium brochure space within the Cultural Tourism Display area (as space allows) at the Center
• 20% discount from Ron Orenstein for professional product photoshoot

BASIC MEMBERSHIP: $50

MCA’s Basic Membership offers opportunities for craft artists who work part-time at their craft or participate only occasionally in exhibitions or market their work on a limited basis.
General Benefits
• Inclusion Maine Craft Weekend (opt-in required, event is annually in October)
• Receive periodic member-only enewsletters in addition to monthly MCA enewsletter
• Exhibition and Demonstration opportunities at Center for Maine Craft
• Opportunity to be invited to exhibit in bi-annual Inspired Hand Exhibition at USM
• Invitations to member meetings, gatherings and events
Marketing Benefits
• Member page on MCA website: Enhanced visibility via a description of work, artist statement/biography, one image and link to member’s website
• Access to MCA / CMC Co-op Advertising opportunities (fees apply)
• Free listings (events/announcements/for-sale/calls to artists/etc.) in monthly MCA enewsletter
• Listing + Online map placement for Maine Craft Weekend (Opt-in required, event is annually in October)
Discounts
• Qualify for MCA Weekend Workshop @ Haystack Member rate
• 100% discount on Maine Craft Weekend participant list and map
• 15% discount all purchases at the Center for Maine Craft
• 50% discount on premium brochure space within the Cultural Tourism Display area (as space allows) at the Center

RETAIL MEMBERSHIP: $25

This membership is required from, and only available to, Center for Maine Craft vendors of audio, video, cards, books, food, pet and personal care products.
• Receive visibility through a listing of name and link on their individual member page of MCA’s website.
• Receive periodic member-only enewsletters in addition to monthly MCA enewsletter
• Exhibition and Demonstration opportunities at Center for Maine Craft

CENTER for MAINE CRAFT CUSTOMER MEMBERSHIP: $45

This membership level is for Center for Maine Craft customers and is active for one year from purchase date.Receive a 15% discount on purchases and invitations to special events and sales!