Having celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2021, CAFKA – Contemporary Art Forum Kitchener and Area, is a non-profit, artist-run organization that presents a free biennial exhibition of contemporary art in the public spaces of the City of Kitchener and across the Region of Waterloo. CAFKA serves as the vehicle for the expression of the community of artists, arts professionals, art students and friends of contemporary art in the public spaces of the cities of Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge, Ontario. CAFKA takes the experience of contemporary art out of the gallery, and presents it as a critical and integral part of community life, accessible to everyone in the Region.

As the only artist-driven visual arts organization in the region, CAFKA is pleased to share its reinvigorated membership program with our community. As a member of CAFKA, you will have access to the following benefits.

Core Membership Benefits:
(additional benefits will continue to be added in the coming weeks)

  • Free admission to approximately 100 Ontario Art Galleries through the Galleries Ontario reciprocal admission program (including discounts in shops and restaurants)
  • Professional Development Workshops
  • Invitations to exclusive member specific events and activities
  • Voting privileges at the AGM
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Regular communication on programs and opportunities through our newsletter
  • Participation on board of directors and/or committees
  • Discounts at local businesses – coming soon!

Become a member today by clicking on the appropriate button below

Please ensure your contact information including mailing address is filled out so that we can mail your membership package to you.

Membership Types: 

Individual Membership - $25

An individual membership includes the core benfits listed above and 1 membership card


Family Membership - $40

A family membership (2 Adults and up to 4 children) includes the core benefits listed above and 2 membership cards. 


Student / Underemployed / Senior Member - $15

A student/ underemployed/ senior membership includes the core benefits listed above and 1 membership card