Membership

102638582_3222636541120390_4949781622015655936_oStudio Members are welcomed to work at the studio with some changes to studio access due to Covid19 !  Up to 3 members at a time can be working and must pre-book time on our online calendar.  We have put in place cleaning protocols, mask wearing and physical distancing to ensure everyone’s well being.  At this time, the studio is still closed to the general members and the public. Looking forward to opening our doors in mid-summer 2021.

Our primary focus remains to provide a functional printmaking and letterpress studio for the community in the region. In these times of limited in person classes, Studio membership is best suited to people who are self motivated learners. We hope to resume inhouse classes for 2021.  Each year we have improved the space, expanded our skills, and acquired betters tools.  Exciting news for 2021 is we are looking to acquire a new mid-size etching press.

EGPs supports itself thru membership fees, fundraising and the labour of volunteers.  We offer two types of membership – Associate and Studio.  Associate memberships are suitable for people interested in supporting EGPS and occasionally participating in events or workshops.

Studio Membership fees cover the annual facilities costs (rent, insurance, general supplies) and are not fixed but set in January by dividing annual rent by number of members. 2021 Studio Membership rate is $350 annually. Studio Membership gives you 24 hr access, personal storage space, unlimited use of shared resources (etching press, small letterpress platen press, proofing press, book press, variety of metal type, oil and water based printing inks, some screen printing equipment and small UV lightbox, large and small rollers and misc.tools/supplies) and limited storage for personal supplies.  You can travel to our studio by walking, public transit, or vehicle. Located on the 2nd floor, we are accessible only by going up a set of stairs.  Take a digital tour of our studio.

Associate Member

-$25/yr

-discount on workshops and merchandize

-advanced registration for workshops, 

-invitation to members open studio activities

-fee may be applied to Studio membership within same year

-newsletter

Studio Member

-$350/annual

-Vote at AGM and Eligibility for BOD, Committees

-Use of printmaking facilities, presses, inks

-drawer in flat file for personal storage

-discount and priority registration on workshops and merchandize

-invitation to members open studio activities

-listing on website

-has 2 guest passes per year to bring non-members into the studio to work with them.

-newsletter

Membership fees are for the entire year, payable beginning in January of each year*.  Membership fees, in whole or part are nonrefundable.

*Studio Membership dues can be prorated if a member joins after September 1st. Their membership will be prorated for September through December. In January of the following year, that member would pay the usual annual membership fee. This will be done one time only.

New for 2021

Occasional Use by Associate Members

Associate Members can rent the facilities for $15 per day up to $350 at which time their Membership would be converted to full studio membership.  Associate Members are required to attend an orientation before using the facilities and must demonstrate they can work safely  and respectfully independently.  Orientation fee is $20 Associate Members can use the facilities for $15 per day up to $350 at which time their Membership would be converted to full studio membership. Associate Members are required to attend an orientation before using the facilities and must demonstrate they can work safely, independently and respectfully share facilities with others. Orientation fee is $20

Occasional Use by Visiting Printmakers

  • by application to EGPS outlining your project, dates, and skill level. It is expected that their skill level would allow them to work independently and respectfully share facilities with others. 
  • $25/day, maximum 14 days in a 30 day period.* If  you need more than 14 days, you convert their payment into a full time membership within 30 days.
  • You are required to attend an orientation before using the facilities. Orientation fee is $20
  • You must provide any special equipment, inks or paper you require.
  • You can purchase paper from EGPS from available stock 
  • You will have a temporary access to the studio for 24 hours studio access 
  • When suitable, you are encouraged to offer a short workshop during their time for members or general public as arranged prior with BOD

One comment

  1. Hi Laura Thank you for your interest. Are you interested in General or Studio Membership? You can use the Paypal button on the page to pay for membership if this is convenient. We can also set up a visit to the studio before you join if you are interested. Let us know!

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