Membership Application

Become a member of the imaa

Become a member of IMAA

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A full member of the IMAA must support the creation, distribution or presentation of media arts and adhere tothe membership criteria based on the IMAA’s founding principles: 

• Be a non-profit organization, a member-driven co-op or an artist collective

• Be artist initiated and controlled

• Pay fees to artists

• Support sexual and gender equality

• Support cultural equity

• Support the aims and objectives of the IMAA

Benefits of becoming a Member: 

• Members can have representatives join the IMAA board and are able to sit on, and chair committees and attend regional meetings.

• Members have full voting privileges at member meetings and the Annual General Meetings.

• Members can apply to the IMAA for travel subsidies to attend the biennial national conference.

• Members receive newsletters, memos sent out by their region or by IMAA staff and other communications.

• IMAA will advocate for issues that support IMAA’s mandate brought forth by members.

Examples of organizations that can apply for a Membership:

• A media arts production, exhibition or distribution organization

• A not-for-profit media arts collective

Become an allied member of IMAA

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An Allied member is available to all Canadian organizations dedicated to furthering the media arts. This Allied Membership category is an opportunity for cultural organizations that do not meet the above-listed membership criteria but who wish to demonstrate support of the IMAA mandate.

The criteria that applies to Allied Members:

• Support sexual and gender equality

• Support cultural equity

• Support the aims and objectives of the IMAA

Benefits of becoming an Allied Member:

• The cost of an allied annual membership fee is only $25.00.

• Allied members may receive newsletters, memos sent out by their region or by IMAA staff and other communications.

• Representatives of an allied member organization are able to sit on committees, and attend regional meetings.

• IMAA will advocate for issues that support IMAA’s mandate brought forth by allied members.

Examples of organizations that can apply for an Allied Membership:

• A media arts festival that does not yet pay artist fees.

• An artist run centre, gallery or collective that is involved primarily in the visual or performing arts as opposed to the media arts.

• An educational or training institution that does not operate as a non-profit organization.