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Ontario Association of Art Galleries
Membership: About Membership

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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.

Fees
Each member shall pay the fees and levies set by the Board from time to time. (Section 2.04)

2016-2017 Classes of Membership

Effective April 1, 2016, the fee schedule increases by the rate of inflation in Ontario at December 31, 2015 (2%), rounded up to the nearest $5.

2016-2017 Annual Fee Schedule

Class One: Art Gallery Members

Art Gallery Members with operating budgets $800,000 and over: $940

Art Gallery Members with operating budgets $799,999 and under:

  1. $600,000 to $799,999: $780
  2. $400,000 to $599,999: $705
  3. $300,000 to $399,999: $630
  4. Up to $299,999: $320

Class Two: Affiliate Members

Affiliate Members with operating budgets $200,000 and over: $210

Affiliate Members with operating budgets under $200,000: $110

Class Three: Business Members: $210

Class Four: Colleague Members: $85

Class Five: Student Members: $40

Voting Rights
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 [3] 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 [3] 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)

Holding Office
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.

Resignation
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 2.06)

Termination
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 2016-2017

2016-2017 Membership Renewal Form (.pdf) (.docx)
Institutional Member Benefits, Detailed (.pdf)

Individual Membership Renewal Forms

2016-2017 Individual Membership Renewal Form (.pdf) (.doc)
Individual Member Benefits, Detailed (.pdf)

General Membership Reports

Report on 2015-2016 (Last Year's) Activities (.pdf)
Member Benefits Chart, Summary (.pdf)

Submit Forms By May 30, 2016, by:

Emailing to members [at] oaag [dot] org
Faxing to (416) 598-4128
Mailing to:

Ontario Association of Art Galleries
401 Richmond Street West, Suite 395
Toronto ON M5V 3A8

Membership Inquiries:

Email members [at] oaag [dot] org
Phone at (416) 598-0714

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