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The CSDA/CCAD has members throughout the country that include enthusiasts, collectors, curators, designers, craft professionals, administrators, educators, and students — all with an interest in supporting and exploring material culture and design.

Join and enjoy the decorative arts! Membership with the CSDA/CCAD connects you with a community of arts appreciators across the country.

New Membership Category: Young Professionals & Creatives (YP&C):

The CSDA is excited to introduce Young Professionals & Creatives, a new membership category designed to present contemporary perspectives, to showcase emerging talent, and to focus on the new and the innovative (ages 19-40).


Membership includes:

  • Subscription to our beautiful full-colour magazine, Ornamentum. All categories include a $20 yearly subscription fee.
  • Discount on registration fees for the annual symposium.
  • Invitations to events organized by the CSDA/CCAD.
  • A quarterly e-newsletter that includes updates on CSDA/CCAD programming, as well as other local, national and international events of interest.
  • Preferred rates on books and publications - Talking to a Portrait Order Form.pdf  (see members portal)
  • The knowledge that you are supporting the only organization that promotes the whole spectrum of decorative arts in Canada.
  • Organization/Institution members received 2 issues of Ornamentum.


To join online, please use the form below. If you prefer to pay by cheque, please make it payable to: Canadian Society of Decorative Arts. You can also pay by phone at 416-910-7849. 

Mailing address:
Canadian Society of Decorative Arts
P.O. Box 235, Station Q
Toronto, ON M4T 2M1

*Please contact us at membership@csda-ccad.org if you prefer to opt out of the included Ornamentum magazine subscription, and remove the $20 fee from your membership total.

"The decorative arts offers a fluid grace to our lives"

"We live in a constructed environment, from housing to transport to eating utensils. Quality in the decorative arts offers a fluid grace to our lives, in the ease with which good design can be used and in the joy of its contemplation."

- Paul Russell
Honorary Council Member

Teapot, Canadian sterling silver and mahogany, Wesley Harris (RCA), 2017

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The Canadian Society of Decorative Arts/ Cercle canadien des arts décoratifs was formed, with the generous support
of the Macdonald Stewart Foundation, to provide a forum for all those interested in the decorative arts.
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