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OAAG's membership consists of over 200 art museums, public
art galleries, artist-run centres, visual arts organizations,
professional colleagues, and friends across Ontario.
Application for Membership
Prospective members shall apply in writing to the Board, and
supply sufficient information to allow the Board to determine
the category of membership to which the applicant may be admitted.
Members shall be admitted by resolution of the Board. (Section
2.03 of the OAAG Bylaws)
Applications from organizations are reviewed by the Membership
Committee and passed by the Board of Directors.
Each member shall pay the fees and levies set by the Board
from time to time. (Section 2.04)
2018-2019 Classes of Membership
Effective April 1, 2018, there is a new membership fee structure. The OAAG Board of Directors and Staff have reviewed its membership fees from a variety of perspectives. We have considered the cost of inflation, revenue mix, and other factors including fee structures of organizations similar to OAAG and the proportionality of our fees across our various membership categories. Based on this research and extensive deliberations, the Board and Staff agreed to adjust OAAG's fees in an attempt to make them more progressive and relative to the size of the member's annual budget. We have included a higher membership fee tier to reflect the new equitable structure. We expect that in future, increases will only be based on the cost of inflation.
2018-2019 Annual Fee Schedule
Each member resident in the province of Ontario has one vote
exercised by the member or by its representative. No member
in arrears in payments of fees and levies set by the Board
may vote at a members' meeting. Any three  Art Gallery
members may require, at a members' meeting, that a resolution
before that meeting be ratified by a majority of votes cast
by the Art Gallery members present at the members' meeting
before coming effective. Any three  Art Gallery members
may require, at a members' meeting, that a special resolution
before that meeting be ratified by at least two thirds of
the votes cast by the Art Gallery members present at the members'
meeting before becoming effective. (Section 2.05)
Members are entitled to hold office on the Board of Directors
within the OAAG Bylaws. (See Sections 4.01 to 4.12)
The Board may establish committees and fix the term of office
and the terms of reference of the committees. The members
of these committees need not be directors, but must be members
of OAAG. (See Section 5.09)
Each Art Gallery and Affiliate Gallery member should establish
participation in OAAG as a priority in its own operation.
Members may resign by giving written notice to the Board to
the attention of the President. A member who has resigned
shall remain liable for payment of any fees outstanding at
the time written notice was given to the Board. (See Section
A member may be removed from membership by Board resolution
(passed by at least two-thirds of the votes cast, at a meeting
of which notice specifying the intention to pass the resolution
was given - Section 2.07) if fees and levies payable by the
member are more than 60 days in arrears.
Institutional Membership Renewal Forms 2017-2018
2017-2018 Membership Renewal Form (.pdf) (.docx)
Institutional Member Benefits, Detailed (.pdf)
For membership inquiries, please contact Jessica Lukas, Secretariat Assistant at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (416) 598-0714