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Before proceeding, please ensure that you have thoroughly reviewed What is a Consultant?

To be considered for membership in ACCA, you must be an arts consultant practicing in Canada who meets ACCA’s Membership Criteria. You must also agree to support the objectives of ACCA and comply with the ACCA Code of Professional Conduct.

The application form consists of TWO sections. The form below is page one. After clicking Submit, you will be asked to provide the following (Word, PDF):

  • CV or resume
  • Two references
  • Professional Consultants: client list and description of work that is representative of your consulting practice over the past 5 years
  • Consultants New to the Field: summary of consulting goals, client list and description of your role for each project

Applications will be reviewed by the New Member Review Committee on a regular basis. Any applicant approved by a majority of the New Member Review Committee will be recommended to the Board of Directors, which must approve the applicant by a majority vote in order for the applicant to be accepted for membership.

Once accepted for ACCA membership, your first annual membership fee of $150 is due and payable online. Membership is finalized when payment of the annual fee is received.

Cultural Not-For-Profit
Cultural For-Profit
Federal or provincial government departments
Funding agency
Arts Service Organizations
Festivals / presenters
Aboriginal arts
Architecture and/or technical design
Arts education
Audience development / engagement
Business planning
Capital projects (feasibility studies)
Community arts
Cultural diverse arts practice
Data / information management
Disability arts
Exhibition design and development
Evaluation and benchmarking
Facility management
Festivals and events management
Fundraising (operations)
Fundraising (capital)
General / operational management
Grant and proposal writing
Human resource planning and development
Legal services
Marketing / social media / communications
Municipal cultural planning
Official language minority
Organizational change
Presenting and producing
Project management
Public art
Public participation / engagement / consultation
Public policy
Public relations
Strategic planning
Venue management
Film and broadcasting
Literary arts and publishing
Media arts
Museums and heritage
Performing arts
Visual arts and crafts
Professional Consultants: Please include one reference from a recent client. Consultants New to the Field: Please include one reference from an ACCA member.

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