The Power Plant

Artist Membership

The Power Plant is proud to offer practicing artists a free Artist Membership designed to expand their horizons, support their practice, and build their network.
Scroll down to learn about our new free RBC Emerging Artists Membership Program tailored uniquely for emerging artists.

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Benefits of Artist Membership

Artist Members receive the following benefits:

  • Access to Friends & Supporters Previews for exhibitions
  • Access to Artist Member programs, including masterclasses, workshops, studio visits, portfolio reviews, and more
  • Invitation to annual Artist Member networking and social events
  • Discounts on publications, editions, and merchandise in the shop
  • Reciprocal admission to North American institutions (NARM)

RBC Emerging Artists Membership Program

If you an emerging artist, The Power Plant is thrilled to invite you to join the RBC Emerging Artists Membership Program - a new initiative for emerging Artist Members across Canada, designed to help artists connect and develop essential skills for a successful art career.

RBC Emerging Artists Membership Program serves as a platform for emerging artists to navigate the intricacies of establishing their presence within the local and national art community. At The Power Plant, we are committed to providing tailored programs that support the talents of our artist members, offer invaluable networking opportunities, and foster the development of essential skills.

Explore a range of specialized programs catering to the diverse interests of emerging artists. Topics include insights into residency programs, effective grant writing, financial literacy, addressing the unique challenges of artist-parents, supporting senior emerging artists, assisting newcomers, and much more.

Who Can Join?

All emerging artist residing in Canada are welcome to join the free Artist Membership at The Power Plant. Once you become an Artist Member, you automatically join the RBC Emerging Artists Membership Program.

Flexibility in Participation

The program provides various levels of commitment and engagement. Participants will have the flexibility to choose sessions based on professional goals, personal interests, or areas they find most valuable. We understand that every artist's journey is unique, and our program is designed to accommodate your individual needs.

If you have any questions about the program, please contact us at

Artist Member workshop with artist Brenda Draney.

Artist Member workshop with artist Brenda Draney.

Artist Member workshop with artist Jen Aitken.

Artist Member workshop with artist Jen Aitken.

Member event at The Power Plant.

Member event at The Power Plant.

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Become a Member

Engage with The Power Plant and support contemporary art by becoming a member. Members receive special engagement opportunities, access, and discounts. Join as an Individual or Dual/Family.



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