Join The Pennsylvania

Guild of Craftsmen

Enjoy 365 Days of Benefits

Great sales opportunities, great shows, great chapters, great benefits.

Join one of the nation’s largest and most recognized craft guilds. You don’t have to live in Pennsylvania to be a Guild member! Our members live, create and enjoy craft all over the country. Be a part of our Craft Community. Keep Craft Alive.

We strongly encourage using our online membership sign up process, but if you want to download a paper copy of the application, click here.

Key Benefits Include

The North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) Association

The Pennsylvania Guild is a proud member of this great group, joining 896 cultural institutions and organizations (including 38 in Pennsylvania) offering free or discounted benefits to members in North America including:

  • Free/member admission during regular museum hours
  • Member discounts at museum shops
  • Discounts on concert/lecture tickets

Participate now by upgrading your membership to the $100 level (call 717-431-8706 for details).

Click here for a list of participating NARM locations!

Store Discount

You can shop year-round at our Guild Store in Lancaster and receive a 10% discount!

Workshop Discount

Guild members receive 10% off the tuition of our workshops throughout the year!

Membership Options

Craftsman

Designed for someone who is actively working in craft at any level, who is creating and/or sharing his or her work with the public at events, exhibitions, galleries, online etc., or someone who wishes to be known as a craftsman, craftswoman, artist, artisan, etc. This membership designation is designed for the craftsman who could potentially participate in any or all opportunities at the chapter or guild (or national) level. Members in this category may apply for master artisan status from chapter or guild.   Active Seniors (ages 65+) and Students (actively enrolled with 6 or more credits) receive a discounted membership.

Craftsmen – $75 annually

Senior Craftsmen – $55 annually

Student – $20 annually

Friend

A lover of craft who is not actively working in craft– a spouse, youth 18 & under, a “retired from craft” individual, a senior who is no longer active, collector, friend, supporter, patron, etc. Wishes to be connected with the Guild, but not as a craftsman. A Friend membership may be upgraded to “craftsman” at any time.   Emeritus – A title to be applied to former craftsman members of all ages who have retired from craft, but want to be recognized as a former craftsman. Emeritus members retain master artisan status as applicable per the bylaws.   Youth – Ages 18 & under. Youth are eligible to participate in craft events as a “craftsman,” and as part of ongoing efforts to encourage youth in craft.

Friend of the Guild – $40 annually

Family – $65 annually

Organization

Designed for any and all organizations, including a corporation, nonprofit organization, government, or private business that wishes to support the Guild and receive membership benefits. This category also includes individuals who resell craft work, such as gallery owners who wish to connect with the Guild to aid his or her business by gaining access to craftsmen and handmade wares for store inventory or store purposes. It is not intended for a gallery employee who does not influence the gallery’s buying decisions, etc.

Business – $250 annually

Non-profit – $100 annually

 

 

Benefits At A Glance
Craftsman ($75) Active Senior ($55) Student ($20) Emeritus ($40) Friend ($40) Family ($65) Business ($250/$100 NP)
Eligible to Apply For Fine Craft Fairs X X X
Eligible to Apply for Gallery Exhibitors X X X
Eligible to Apply To Sell In Guild Store X X X
Eligible to Apply for Master Craftsman Status X X X
Listing in our Online Directory X X X X
Access to 13 Chapters X X X X X
Vote X X X X X X
Eligible To Hold Office X X X X X X
Free Admission To Guild Fine Craft Fairs X X X X X X
Invitations to Special Events X X X X X X X
10% Discount in Guild Store & Gallery X X X X X X X
10% Discount on Guild Workshops X X X X X X X
All members whose dues total $100 or more qualify for North American Reciprocal Membership (NARM)

*Some restrictions may apply. Call for details.

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