Member Benefits

The Artists’’ Network is a community that support artists and provides the tools needed to promote and sell their work. 

We promote the professional development and entrepreneurship of our member artists through:

  • One-on-one consultation
  • Regular networking opportunities with fellow artists
  • Mentoring, feedback and critiques
  • Seminars about the business of art
  • Writing assistance with CVs, bios, artist statements and grant applications
  • Guidance on photographing/cataloguing art
  • Portfolio reviews
  • Information sharing; whatʼs happening in the art world
  • Partnerships with other arts organizations
  • Building connections with art lovers and collectors
  • Developing an active arts community
  • Fostering artistic excellence through juried activities and exhibitions
  • Opportunities to expose their work to a broader audience through member-only shows
  • Partnerships with other artists to form ʻcellsʼ or ʻcollectivesʼ

We provide practical business tools such as:

  • Reports on major art shows and exhibitions
  • Access to our credit card payment service
  • Regular e-bulletins full of opportunities
  • A website showcasing membersʼ work and useful, informative links
  • Access to friendly and knowledgeable staff

We offer the opportunity for art lovers and collectors to experience and participate in the activities of the Artistsʼ Network and experience membersʼ work through:

  • Pop-up shows across the city
  • Fine Art Outdoor shows including The Riverdale Art Walk and Art Walk North
  • The Art Rental Program
  • Corporate Installation opportunities
  • An annual fundraising event – Sq’Art
  • Bulletins of other art show opportunities

We provide artist health and dental insurance:
Artists’ Network and PlanDirect have partnered together to provide artists with access to subsidized individual health and dental insurance. Underwritten by Great West Life, PlanDirect offers five different plan designs, plus several optional benefits to choose from. Unlike many health insurance plans, there is no lifetime maximum or termination age. With PlanDirect, you are covered if you move to another province in Canada as long as you continue to qualify for your provincial health plan. More information.