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where senior artists are considered. connected. community.


We believe strongly in collective support.
Our strength lies in extending a helping hand to those who need assistance.

Your modest annual fee supports PAL Ottawa in the provision of personal support services to senior arts professionals.

Individual Membership

Our membership has strong representation from the professional arts community in the National Capital Region, however membership is not restricted to those working professionally in the arts. We also have strong support from others who both appreciate and benefit from a strong, vibrant arts scene in their community.


  • A vote in-person or by proxy at the Annual Members’ Meeting
  • Nominate candidates for Board of Committee positions
  • Serve on a Board Committee or an Advisory Group
  • Receive PAL Ottawa’s monthly newsletter and other E-news
  • Receive invitation to PAL Ottawa events at preferred member rates


$25 per year

Organizational Membership

Available to unions, arts associations, performing arts companies, galleries, artist collectives, venues, and other (non-arts-specific) organizations that serve the arts community. Annual fees are calculated on a sliding scale based on an organization’s annual operating budget.


Includes all individual membership benefits PLUS

  • Logo recognition on the PAL Ottawa website, with a link to your organization
  • Logo recognition in our newsletter, and the opportunity to be profiled
  • Cross promotional opportunities for each organization


Yearly fees are calculated on a sliding scale based on budget:
$50 (budget under $100,000)
$100 (budget of $100,000-$1 million)
$150 (budget over $1million)

Interested in deeper engagement with PAL Ottawa?

  • Consider joining  Board of Directors   and/or committees that directly support the building of ‘PAL Place’, an affordable living/workspace
  • Volunteer as a member of  Supporting Cast  programs that work directly with artists and arts workers in need.
  • Become a  Community Builder  and enjoy tailored benefits!

To explore options and gather more information, please Contact Us!

Sign up or renew your membership

Via our online form 
Or mail your cheque to:
PAL Ottawa, PO Box 4457, Station E., Ottawa ON  K1S 5B4

Many artists in Canada are not in a position to financially plan for their future. The music industry in the last decade has shifted dramatically and it’s become more difficult to earn an income, let alone save for retirement. Organizations like PAL Place that focus on housing and creating security for our artists is a great comfort. Please support PAL Ottawa, who support the art and the artists. By doing so, it makes for a better creative community for us all.

Tony D (Diteodoro) — Ottawa-based guitarist for Juno award-winning band MonkeyJunk