Are you an aspiring, emerging, or established artist living in the Niagara region?

Are you 18+ and have lived experience of mental health/addictions?

Onboarding processes to join the Willow are ongoing year-round and involve an initial orientation interview to learn about an artist’s experiences and goals. Staff and new members complete a membership form, review our code of conduct policies, and explore the Willow programs together.

For further information about membership please contact 905-328-9277 or email thewillowcommunity@gmail.com to explore eligibility for membership.

FAQ

What is the cost of membership?
Membership is free to all eligible artists.

Do I have to be enrolled in traditional mental health/addictions recovery services to be eligible?
No. You are eligible for membership if you are currently receiving support from any mental health or addiction service or have in the past. Memberships are also appropriate to artists who are exploring their wellness/recovery in alternative, community settings.

Do I have to be an experienced artist to join?

No. We have programs for all levels of experience.

 How much do courses cost?
Courses are free to all registered member artists. Materials are provided unless otherwise specified.

Do I need a referral from a Doctor to prove my eligibility?
No.

Is there a waiting list?
The onboarding process from the time an artist first gets in touch with us and the time we conduct an orientation interview takes on average 2-4 weeks.