Headwaters Arts was formed in 2008, joining the artists in the Region and the Headwaters Arts Festival. Headwaters Arts is a not-for-profit volunteer based organization that brings together artists and supporters to promote the development, appreciation, and enjoyment of all of the arts in the Hills of Headwaters. We seek to provide artists with greater exposure, recognition, sales, networking opportunities and professional development.

Membership is open to any individual who is interested in the arts. We will keep you informed about what’s happening with the arts and artists in our community. You’ll receive our regular e-newsletters and invitations to special events.

Plus, with your membership, you’ll be demonstrating your support of the arts. Your voice joins others to show that you care about the arts.

Do you need to live or work in the Headwaters area to be part of our organization?

 We welcome all artists and arts supporters who wish to promote the arts and participate in the organization.

How long is my membership for?

Membership is based on the calendar year Jan-Dec. Members who join after Aug. 31 will have their memberships valid until December of the following year.

What benefits does my membership provide?

  • There are many advantages of being a member.
  • Your membership helps to support our Gallery which is open to all active members, scholarships, workshops, youth programs and more.
  • Members receive discounts at local businesses.
  • Members have the opportunity to enter juried shows at both the Headwaters Arts Gallery, located at the Alton Mill, and the juried Headwaters Arts Festival held every Fall.
  • Members have the opportunity to submit proposals for solo or group shows in the Headwaters Gallery.
  • Members have the opportunity to submit proposals for a solo or group show at the beautiful Millcroft Inn.
  • Members have their names listed on our website which link directly to your own websites.
  • Members receive bi-weekly E’Blasts and monthly Newsletters.  These provide members an opportunity to post events, receive information on ‘Call for Entries’ for our Gallery shows as well as other external show opportunities.


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Membership options:


Artist – Individual ($65.00 + HST = $73.45)

    • eligible to submit to our monthly gallery “open” and “Proposal” exhibitions (no submission fees)
    • eligible to submit a proposal to be considered to have a two month long exhibition in the Dining Room or Spa of the prestigious Millcroft Inn (no submission fees)
    • discounts on booth fees for our artist markets in the Annex
    • discounts on submissions fees to our annual open Fall Festival juried show
    • links on our website membership directory
    • discount on long-term leases of studio space at the Alton Mill Arts Centre
    • subscription to online E-Newsletter/ E-blasts
    • group discounts with select local businesses
    • eligible to serve on the volunteer board of Headwaters Arts, subject to election by the membership
    • eligible to vote at the Annual General Meeting on the proposed slate of board members

Arts Supporter – Individual ($75.00 + HST =$84.75)

    • subscription to Headwaters Arts e-newsletter
    • group discounts with local businesses
    • eligible to serve on volunteer board of Headwaters Arts, subject to election by the membership
    • eligible to vote at the Annual General Meeting on the proposed slate of board members

Student Memberships are free! Just click the link below to complete and submit the Membership form.

Headwaters Arts gratefully acknowledges the support of our  Funders and many  Supporters

Town of Caledon
Central Counties Tourism
Dufferin Country
Bryans Fuel
James Dick Construction

We acknowledge that the land on which we gather, and on which the Region of Peel operates, is part of the Treaty Lands and Territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit. For thousands of years, Indigenous peoples inhabited and cared for this land. In particular we acknowledge the territory of the Ani-shinabek, Huron-Wendat, Haudenosaunee and Ojibway/Chippewa peoples; the land that is home to the Metis; and most recently, the territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation who are direct descendants of the Mississaugas of the Credit.

We are grateful to have the opportunity to work on this land, and by doing so, give our respect to its first inhabitants.