Join our growing, passionate, and caring art community. Become a member today, invest in the arts for life.


When you become a member of the BMFA, you are choosing to support the enrichment and development of the arts in our community. Being a member is both fulfilling and rewarding. You will join a supportive community of over 200 artists and art lovers and gain access to tools, resources, and promotion platforms that shine a spotlight on emerging and established artists in South Georgian Bay.

Our membership categories and benefits aim to cater to a diverse range of members, from students and families to passionate art lovers and practicing artists, ensuring that each membership offers valuable and unique incentives.

Membership pricing:

Individuals: $55 (increasing to $65 on July 1, 2024)

Family: $80 (increasing to $90 on July 1, 2024)

General Membership Benefits (for all categories):

  • Voting Rights: Participation in the Foundation’s annual meeting with voting privileges.
  • Special Offers: Early access to tickets and special offers on community events.
  • Recognition: Acknowledgement in the Foundation’s annual report and website.
  • Volunteer Opportunities: Opportunities to volunteer and contribute to the Foundation’s activities and events.
  • Discounts:
    • Reciprocal admission to galleries and museums across Ontario through our Ontario of Art Galleries membership. Visit for complete details.
    • 10% discount Jason Alexander Art Gallery Collingwood
    • 10% discount Gwartzman’s Art Supplies
    • 10% discount at Deserres via the Creative Club Program.
    • 80% discount off your first month of a subscription to Mastrius, an art mentorship program.

When you become a member, you can choose between these two categories:

Art Lover Membership – (New)

This membership is perfect for community members, art enthusiasts, collectors, hobbyists, and art supporters.


  • Event Discounts: Discounted rate for tickets to workshop, classes, and special events.
  • Newsletter Subscription: Monthly digital newsletter News & Views from the Hub that will include BMFA news, upcoming events, and member spotlights.
  • Exclusive Events: Invitations to Art Lover and BMFA donor member-exclusive events
  • Recognition: Name listed on the Foundation’s website and annual report as a supporter.

Artist Membership

This membership is for practicing artists looking to engage more deeply with the art community. Best for emerging artists, professional artists and craftspeople.


  • Exhibition Opportunities: Ability to submit work for juried and non-juried exhibitions.
  • Professional Development: Access to artist workshops, critiques, and portfolio reviews, as well as participation in the Artist Plein Air Paint Group and/or Textile Art Group.
  • Program Discounts: Access discounted rates for all workshops, classes, and events, including Annual community farmers markets, Juried Art Show and Juried Photo Show.
  • Networking Opportunities: Invitations to exclusive artist networking events and Art Talks.
  • Member Profile: Create a member profile on the BMFA member directory.
  • Newsletter Subscription: Bi-Monthly digital newsletter with calls for art, grant applications and other Art Programs in our region.
  • Art Shop: Ability to sell work year-round in the BMFA art shop with a 65% commission.
  • Promotion: Opportunity to be featured on the BMFA’s website, newsletter and social media channels.

Our Membership features discounts at the following businesses: