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Support the only organization that promotes the broad spectrum of decorative arts, material arts, and design in Canada.

Membership with the CSDA/CCAD connects you with a community of decorative arts appreciators across the country, including collectors, curators, designers, artists/makers, enthusiasts, craft professionals, administrators, educators, and students — all united by a shared interest in material culture and design.

New Membership Category: Young Professionals & Creatives Under 40 (YP&C):

The CSDA/CCAD 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).

  • An annual subscription to our beautiful, award-winning, decorative arts magazine, Ornamentum (a $20 value). (Organization/Institution members receive 2 issues of Ornamentum and a hyperlink to their website.)
  • Free admission to year-long artist talks and presentations by decorative arts and design experts and collectors, through our CSDA/CCAD Sundays online programming and other CSDA/CCAD presentations (a value of over $80)
  • Access to private and institutional collections not available to the general public
  • Invitations to special events organized by CSDA/CCAD
  • Exclusive access to video recordings of our extensive collection of past online programming.
  • Our quarterly newsletter, featuring upcoming decorative arts events, current Canadian and international exhibitions, CSDA/CCAD news, and artist profiles.
  • Discounts on registration fees for our annual symposium
  • Special member rates on books and publications

That’s a whole year of decorative arts and design, valued at well over $100!


Please use the form below to register online. If you prefer to fill out an application, download the PDF and mail with your payment. Please make cheque payable to: Canadian Society of Decorative Arts.. You can also pay by phone at 647-249-6280.

Mailing address:
Canadian Society of Decorative Arts
P.O. Box 235, Station Q

Toronto, ON M4T 2M1

*Contact us if you prefer to opt out of the included Ornamentum magazine subscription, and remove the $20 fee from your membership total. This does not apply to Student memberships.

"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

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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