Membership

Who Are Our Members?

CCNC members live and work across the country in the arts and culture sector. Over the years, the Network has expanded to include three distinct types of member: Municipal, Organizational, and Individuals. Together, members support the sector’s growth through programming, planning, and funding arts across Canada.

“Being able to contact colleagues for advice, accessing the work of the Cultural Statistics Strategy, and attending CCNC Summits has strengthened the work of our City of Saskatoon Arts and Culture Team.”
– Saskatoon, SK

Municipal and Band Council members represent the mission and history of CCNC’s work and are comprised of the culture, recreation, and economic development departments of Canada’s towns, cities, and regions. Band Councils and local-level government work in arts and culture is the cornerstone to our Network’s purpose. Each municipality offers our Network a unique and valuable perspective on culture work, from small towns to large metropolises and from coasts to prairies to mountains.

Organizational members include local and provincial arts councils, funding bodies, special interest networks and hubs, provincial and federal government culture departments, post-secondary programs in arts administration, cultural policy, and local government, and key festivals and events. 

Individual members are consultants, artists, retired culture workers, and students. These members enjoy access to many contacts and programs and also contribute a unique perspective to a growing understanding of culture work in Canada.

Why Be a Member?

Membership has its benefits!

If you are a returning member, you may notice a change in which tier you belong to.

Municipality & Band Councils
  • Full, free access to Library of toolkits, research, projects, and more
  • Access to National Calls
  • Post jobs, public art calls, and other opportunities to the Classifieds page for free
  • Subscribe to bi-monthly Creative City News e-newsletter and receive Members News emails
  • Special members rate on Creative City Summit registration fees
  • Apply to present at a Creative City Summit
  • Sit on committees, join working groups and consortiums
  • Online Members Portal profile & unlimited associated accounts for all municipal employees
  • Members-only discussion board access to directly connect you with colleagues across Canada
  • Vote at the annual general meeting (1 vote)
  • Opportunity to join board of directors
  • Bid to host a Creative City Summit
  • Submit funding application to host a CCNC Regional Meeting
  • Buy-in to the Cultural Statistics Strategy *Upon approval from PCH
  • Offer local culture organizations membership bundles (25% Off coupon available)
  • Submit to be featured in public bi-monthly e-newsletter, the Creative City News

Fees

TierFee
Tier 1Population > 600K$ 4,305.00
Tier 2Population 300-600K$ 2,460.00
Tier 3Population 100-300K$ 1,075.00
Tier 4Population 50-100K$ 475.00
Tier 5Population 10-50K$ 310.00
Tier 6Population < 10K$ 180.00

Members of Les arts et la ville receive 75% off of CCNC municipal membership. Contact [email protected] for details. 

*These benefits are updated to reflect new structures and frameworks implemented January 1, 2021. For more information on changes, visit Help

Committees:
Where the action is.

CCNC committees help run our Network’s programming and planning. They are a great way to connect with colleagues across the country and expand your portfolio.

New committees coming in 2021. Consider volunteering for a committee. 

Explore the different committees
CCNC offers its members →

Programs:
Spend time with us.

CCNC programs range from public access to exclusive members access. We’re excited to be expanding our programming in 2021 to include

  • A new podcast series;
  • Virtual Regional Calls;
  • A formalized version of 2020’s National Calls for Members;
  • The return of the Creative City Summit.

Read about these programs →

Cultural Statistics:
Data-driven work.

Now more than ever, data on the quantitative and qualitative impacts of culture is vital in protecting the sector. CCNC is a partner in the Department of Canadian Heritage’s Cultural Satellite Account. This project works with Statistics Canada to mine data on the economic impact of culture in Canada – both from a GDP and employment lens. CCNC offers its municipal members the opportunity to buy-in to this invaluable partnership.

Read about CSS →