Membership

OPPORTUNITY AND EXPOSURE

Our goal is to help you - the members !

You don’t have to be an artist to be a member of the Cree Native Arts and Crafts Association. You simply have to care about the preservation of our Cree culture and our arts and crafts.

If you are an artist or craftsperson, CNACA membership entitles you to access our sponsorship programs, attend trade shows, and participate in training programs organized by CNACA. Membership also gets you on our mailing list so that you can be informed of upcoming events. Your membership fee helps to promote Cree artists and offsets the costs of our marketing efforts and other programs aimed at assisting our Cree artists. Please consider being a contributor to keeping the arts alive and flourishing in Eeyou Istchee.

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Register Online !

Our convenient on-line registration is now available and easier for everyone to be a member. Be a contributor to keeping the arts alive and healthy in Eeyou Istchee.

Membership Benefits

The Cree Native Arts & Crafts Association was created to assume a leadership role in the development of the arts and crafts and the cultural industries of Eeyou Istchee. Our goal is to help each artist become an active member of the global arts and crafts community by providing funding, capacity building and networking opportunities. The cost of membership is negligible, while members’ benefits will increase in the future, including:

Membership Types

Active Member

Any Cree beneficiary under the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement (JBNQA) engaged in arts and crafts activities. Active Members can participate in all the activities of the Association, receive notice of the meetings, and attend and vote at member meetings, including being elected to the Board or be appointed as a Director of the Association.

Associate Member

Any Non-Cree (Indigenous and non-Indigenous) who supports the goals and objectives of the Association is eligible to become an Associate Member. Associate members may participate in the activities of the Association and attend members’ meetings. They are, however, not eligible to vote or be elected to the Board or appointed as a Director of the Association.

Honorary Member

Any elder, individual or organization who has rendered exemplary service to the Association, or to the positive development of arts and crafts in Eeyou Istchee is eligible to be an Honorary Member. Honorary Members are selected on an annual basis by the Board of Directors of CNACA. Honorary members may participate in the activities of the Association. They do not have a right to vote at member meetings, and they are not eligible to be elected or appointed as a director of the Association, unless they are Cree beneficiaries under the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement (JBNQA).

Corporate Member

Any partnership or organization controlled by a majority of registered Cree beneficiaries operating within the traditional territory of Eeyou Istchee or any other organization or corporation that is interested in supporting CNACA’s core values and mandate is eligible to become a Corporate Member. Corporate Members may participate in the activities of the Association, however, they do not have a right to vote at members meetings, nor are they eligible to be elected or appointed as a Director of the Association.

Artist Categories

Visual Arts

The production of tangibles objects in the fine arts or applied arts and crafts, such as sculpture, painting, photography, ceramics, video & filmmaking, or design and architecture.

Performing Arts

Performing arts include a range of disciplines which are performed in front of a live audience, or developed for private consumption, including theatre, music, and dance.

Multidisciplinary Arts

Artistic activities that combine different artforms, usually at least two different approaches. Multidisciplinary art is often experimental, seeking new forms of expression and existing between established artforms, such as multimedia, storytelling, and literature.

Traditional & Contemporary Crafts

The production of objects that are strongly related to Cree culture and ways of life and are intended for a utilitarian, decorative or expressive purpose, such as snowshoes, beadwork, and moccasins.

Membership Fees

Your membership fee helps to promote Cree artists and offsets the costs of our marketing efforts and other programs aimed at assisting our Cree artists. Please consider being a contributor to keeping the arts alive and healthy in Eeyou Istchee. Become a member today!

Active Member

$ 15
Yearly
  • Artist or Supporter
  • Cree Beneficiary
  • Individual or Group
  • Attend Workshops
  • Attend Meetings
  • Vote at meetings
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Associate Member

$ 75
Yearly
  • Artist or Supporter
  • Non-Cree First Nations
  • Individual or Group
  • Attend Workshops
  • Attend Meetings
  • Cannot vote at meetings

Are you a supplier ?

Suppliers of arts and crafts materials are welcome to list your business for free in our directory. In exchange we ask you to provide a promo or discount for CNACA members.

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