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The membership process for the ADAC is elective. A preliminary review of dealers of reputation and standing in the community is initially done by the Membership Committee. Should they determine that the dealer fulfills the requirements, the Committee will invite them to submit a full application, and recommend the applicant for membership to the Board of Directors. The final determination of acceptance to the ADAC is made by a vote by the Board of Directors.

Minimum Requirements for all members

  • Runs an ethical business practice in accordance with the ADAC's Code of Ethics
  • Demonstrates a primary concern for the promotion of art and artists of merit
  • Good financial standing
  • References from 3 ADAC Members in good standing

The ADAC has two main membership categories

General Members (voting) and Associate Members (non-voting).

General Members: Gallery

  • In business for a minimum of 5 years
  • Runs a permanent exhibition gallery open to the public

General Members: Private Dealer

  • In business for a minimum of 6 years
  • Can demonstrate a commitment to the cultural life of the community through relationships with museums, scholarly institutions and collectors
  • Owns a substantial inventory of artwork

Associate Members: Associate Gallery

  • In business between 18 months and 5 years
  • Runs a permanent exhibition gallery open to the public

Associate Members: Branch Gallery

  • Associated with, and sponsored by the parent Gallery Member
  • Runs a permanent exhibition gallery open to the public


Art Dealers Association of Canada

250 Consumers Road, Suite 301

Toronto, Ontario M2J 4V6

Tel: 416.934.1583


Hours: Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm


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