About Membership

Membership is open to everyone but becoming a member is a step-by-step process. Gallery 44 is committed to building a sustainable and supportive environment for the advancement of contemporary photographic practice. Following our carefully developed membership procedure is important to realizing this goal.

Gallery 44 is a small organization; members are expected to use the facilities independently. Gallery 44 offers several services to support our members in their artistic development, including one-on-one workshops and portfolio reviews.

Members shape the Gallery 44 community. We ask members to volunteer at various activities and to attend openings, public programs, and events. Getting involved in different levels of the organization offers members an opportunity to strengthen our organization and to belong to a larger arts community in Toronto and beyond.

Interested in becoming a member? Registration opens on the last Tuesday of every month. To reserve your spot, you must register for the orientation. Registration will open on Tuesday, May 28 at 8:00 AM and is limited to 10 new applicants.

Full Membership

$190 per year
$135 for full-time students/65+ seniors

This membership level provides 24/7 access to Gallery 44’s production facilities. Full members receive all member benefits as well as promotional discounts on equipment rentals and framing orders and access to the 401 Richmond Rooftop Garden.

Day Membership

$110 per year
$75 for full-time students/65+ seniors

This membership provides access to Gallery 44’s production facilities during Gallery 44’s office hours only, Tuesday to Saturday, from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. Day members receive all member benefits.

Community SUPPORTER

$60 per year


This non-voting membership level is for artists, supporters, writers and curators who are interested in supporting Gallery 44, attending events and volunteering, but are not intending to use the facilities or exhibit in the members gallery spaces.

Image by member 
COURTNEY FAIRWEATHER

Member Benefits

  • Inclusion within a supportive community of artists
  • Access to all of Gallery 44's production facilities and equipment
  • A variety of exhibition opportunities in the Members' Gallery and Production Gallery
  • Voting privileges at the Annual General Meeting and opportunity to run for a position on committees and the Board of Directors
  • Member events including portfolio reviews, printing parties and free workshops
  • Participation in Gallery 44's annual members' exhibition
  • Discounts on G44 workshops, and photo-related discounts at various retail outlets and artist-run centres (see below)
  • Members newsletter which includes updates on volunteer and programming opportunities, discounts and community news
A view of the Gallery 44 gallery spaces.
Gallery 44 Members' Gallery

Retail Discount Partnerships

Akau Inc.
10% off.

Artscape Gibraltar Point
Discount for members on weekly rentals, 15% from September to May and 10% in June, July, August.

Bob Carnie Printmaking
15% off printing and scanning.

c magazine
Discounted annual subscription rate of $18.

Ciel Variable
30% off 1 and 2 years subscriptions. Please send us an email request for your special promo code. Then go to the order page and enter the code at checkout, right before finalizing your payment.

Deserres
10% off plus other promotions. Sign up for their Creative Club and add us as an Artist Association.

Downtown Camera
10% off accessories. Half price AMFM Club Memberships. Other discounts available.

Format
To make use of this offer, start a free trial through format.com. A member-specific discount code will be provided by Gallery 44 to redeem your free year.  Members who build a portfolio on Format will receive an ongoing discount of 20% on annual plans after the first year.

Graination
Free access to NERD membership program.

Henry's
Member pricing. You need to arrange a quote via the Head of Membership and Facilities.

Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT)
Member pricing on LIFT's seasonal workshops.

Martin's Fine Art Services
10% off. Free pickup and delivery at Gallery 44.

Open Studio
10% off 2 day weekend workshops.

PhotoEd Magazine Contact the editor to receive a free digital replica of our latest edition!

Pikto
Automatic approval as Pikto Professional Members, with benefits including: 20% OFF all prints, photobooks, wall displays and stationery (10% at checkout and 10% in Points), 50% OFF one sample album or photobook per calendar year, free 8x10 Prints to try us out!

Print Partner
25% off all retail pricing.

Toronto Image Works
10% off some services.

Trinity Square Video
Members rate on workshops. Equivalent TSV member access to all rental equipment, pending approval.

Front desk at Trinity Square Video
Front Desk at Trinity Square Video

Membership Policy and Related Resources

Membership Policy (Updated December 1, 2023) - 13 minute read
Member's Agreement - (Updated June 20, 2023) - 6 minute read
Members' Darkroom Agreement (Updated June 25, 2020, Reviewed 2023) - 2 minute read
Members Gallery Contract (Updated October 13, 2023) - 2 minute read
Production Gallery Contract (Updated October 13, 2023) - 2 minute read
Members Galleries Contract - Appendix A (Updated June 24, 2020) - 1 minute read
Membership and Facilities Committee Guidelines - 3 minute read
In-Kind Financial Assistance Guidelines (Updated June 26, 2018) - 2 minute read
New Members Package - (Updated February 15, 2022) - 20 minute read
Recurring Payment Form
Complete Price Sheet

Membership FAQ (Updated April 14, 2021) - 5 minute read

A person, wiping away excess water away using a squeegee on what looks like a large print.
Squeegeeing black and white fibre photograms