Our membership is made up of a diverse community of people – students, animation fans, professional artists and curious minds who are both local and internationally based. By becoming a member you’re helping to make sure that Toronto is a place where animation art and artists can thrive.
All memberships are valid for one year from the date of purchase.
For anyone who wants to support our programs, but doesn’t need access to our studio space or equipment.
For access to our production studio space and offsite equipment rental.
For organizations who want to embark on an animation project.
Your organization's employees will get:
Studio & Equipment Rentals
TAIS offers studio space & equipment rentals to our Studio and Organizational Members!
We have 5 versatile studios that can be used for any kind of animation: stop-motion, top-down animation, motion capture, hand-drawn animation, VR, and more. Learn more about our studios here.
We also have an extensive catalogue of animation equipment for off site rental, so you can choose what you need and bring it home. Learn more about our off site rentals here.
Studio members can apply for the Studio Production Support program, which offers discounted pricing on studio & equipment rentals for those who need financial assistance. Learn more about SPS here.
All of our members receive member pricing on workshops and any other events held through TAIS! They also have access to our subsidy program for workshops, and any free events held for members. Learn more about our workshops here.
Free Showcase Submission
Supporting and Studio members are eligible to apply for our Artists-In-Residence programs! This program supports the production of new animated work by artists in TAIS studios through a combination of funding and in-kind resources. Annually, the program invites artists to engage in self-directed research and production towards the completion of a new independent animated film, video, or project. The residency includes a combination of monetary funding and in-kind use of studio space, equipment and resources at TAIS Studios. Learn more about TAIS Residencies here.
Supporting and Studio members can enjoy reciprocal workshop discounts with our local media arts partners, LIFT (Liaison of Independent Filmmakers Toronto), TSV (Trinity Square Video) and InterAccess. Learn more here.
MANO/RAMO Personal Health Insurance
Supporting and Studio members can access Personal Health Insurance through MANO/RAMO and provider Arts & Entertainment Plan — an affordable health insurance plan offered by the not-for-profit insurer AFBS. Learn more here.
IMAA Network Benefits
Studio members have access to membership benefits at several other production centres across Canada through IMAAN.
“IMAAN is a network of IMAA-affiliated production centres who have adopted and/or adapted a policy that extends certain membership privileges to artists travelling from other participating centres. In other words, IMAAN facilitates artists in accessing equipment and facilities from centres in other cities, without having to take out multiple memberships.” Learn more here.
All of our members are invited to attend, and entitled to vote at, the Annual General Meeting (Organizational members get 1 vote per organization). Members are also eligible to sit on TAIS committees and/or be a part of the TAIS Board of Directors.