For: Craft related institutions, industries, business and organizations such as: craft galleries, craft retailers, craft suppliers, craft services, nonprofit organizations, schools and other businesses and institutions working with craft artists. Institutional members support the MCA’s efforts and programming while receiving valuable and tangible benefits of being linked with the MCA.

Membership cycle is January 1-December 31, so the earlier in the year you join, the longer you qualify for membership benefits!

Contact MCA Staff for any questions about becoming a member.


MCA Institutional pricing is based on budget size; all the levels have the same benefits.

Please note that membership serves a variety of members with different benefit needs; some of the benefits will be more appropriate than others and we are open to customizing as needed! Contact Sadie Bliss, MCA Director to discuss.

Patron Institution: $250

Patron Level Institutional membership is designated for those with operating budgets of over $500,000.

Supporting Institution: $150

Supporting Level Institutional membership is available for those with operating budgets $200,0001 – $500,000.

Member Institution: $100

Member Level Institutional membership is available for those with operating budgets under $200,000.


Your content, our mailing list: One email blast per year to our full list (12,000+) or targeted MCA member list (600+). Content will also be shared on MCA social media (approx unique 8,000 followers, friends over our social accounts). Content must be related to Maine craft and be determined to be of interest to our constituency.

One month-long shopping bag stuffer at Center for Maine Craft or Maine Craft Portland (content must be approved & applicable to our constituency)

Receive the MCA monthly member e-newsletter & other targeted member content.

25% Sponsorship Discount on MCA programs & events: For example, a $500 Portland Fine Craft Show sponsorship would cost $375 and include all the same benefits.

Contribute an EXPERT BLOG to our site and monthly newsletter – informational and promotional. MCA staff assistance included!

Free brochure space within the Cultural Tourism Display area at the Center for Maine Craft, attracting 135,000 + visitors annually

Exhibition opportunities at Center for Maine Craft & Maine Craft Portland

MCA’s Individual Member benefits may be extended to Institutional Member’s own members for some programs, please inquire.

Listing on Institutional Member Page of MCA site, highlighting your membership and what you offer to craft artists with image & text.  (In addition to the standard listing in the searchable member database). VIEW PAGE

Participate in Maine Craft Weekend: No cost! (opt-in required)

Participate in our JUNE Institutional Member co-op Downeast Advertisement featuring four like-minded institutions. Use your space to promote your location, an event or initiative $500 (requires meeting the quota to run. Deadline to sign up is April 1st).

Craft programming or event opportunities at Center for Maine Craft & Maine Craft Portland

This membership is required if selling approved products at the Center for Maine Craft and/or Maine Craft Portland

Cultural Tourism Display

Supporting businesses, organizations, and institutions of the MCA have the opportunity to display their brochures and promotional materials in the cultural tourism area of the Center for Maine Craft. Sections are sized for rack cards or standard fold brochures. Display spaces may be reserved by both members and non-members on a short-term or annual basis.


  • Institutional Members – FREE
  • Professional + Basic Members – $25/year
  • Non-Members – $50/year
  • Short-Term – $15/2 months

To reserve a space, please contact Dee Kinloch: | (207)588-0021