Associate Membership Applications are NOW OPEN until September 15th, 2023

If you are an artist who has received mental health and/or addiction services and you’re interested in our programs, consider applying for an Associate Membership. We are always interested in connecting with artists and adding new perspectives and talents to the Workman Arts community.

Benefits of an Associate Membership include:

Member artists arrive at Workman Arts with varying levels of experience ranging from emerging to professional artists. Workman Arts is best suited to artists that have an existing art practice and goals to further develop, professionalize and share their practice.

Depending on capacity, Workman Arts accepts between 40 – 60 new Associate Members each year. Applicants will be informed if they have been accepted into Workman Arts, as an Associate Member, between September – October 2023. Upon acceptance, new Associate Members are required to participate in an onboarding session with Workman Arts’ Member Advisory Committee (MAC) between October – November 2023, before becoming a full-fledged member.

Training Membership waitlist opens in January 2024

We appreciate your patience while we allow for space to become available at Workman Arts. In the meantime, feel free to subscribe to our newsletter to receive news and updates.

Interested in taking Workman Arts’ Training courses?

Workman Arts offers training courses in Media, Literary, Music, Theatre and Visual Arts delivered by artists and working arts professionals. These courses support members to reach their potential by honing their artistic skills and practice. All courses are free of charge to members.

Only Training Members are eligible to take training courses.

To become a Training Member, because space is limited, during one’s Associate Member onboarding meeting with the Administrative and Programming Assistant, new members will be asked if they are interested in becoming a Training Member. If the answer is yes, then they will be put on a waitlist. Associate Members on this waitlist will be informed if they have been accepted into the Training Membership in January 2024.

This year, orientations for Training Memberships will take place in February 2023.

To learn more about the difference between a Training Membership and an Associate Membership, please Check our FAQs

We do not require formal referrals. Artists are encouraged to contact us directly. For more information or to become a member, contact Membership and Hospital Program Manager, Raine Laurent-Eugène by email or by phone (416-583-4339 ext. 9).