summer patio lantern party
Rooftop summer party "Patio Lanterns" at Plug In ICA. Video projections by Darryl Nepinak, 2011.

Plug In ICA is a dedicated non-profit organization with a 44-year history of presenting the best contemporary art and artists to the world.  We insist on operating admission free to ensure access. Please help keep us that way.  (Charitable tax receipts available for annual memberships over $50)


Student $30 / Basic Visitor $75 / Family $90 [2-4 Members per household]

  • A personalized membership card, valid for 12 months
  • Email invitations and updates
  • Access to the Library and Art Research Centre with sign-out privileges
  • 20% discount on all Plug In ICA publications
  • 10% discount on Gift Shop merchandise and publications
  • Special offers at Stella’s Café @ Plug In (offers change seasonally)
  • Voucher for discount on McNally Robinson Reader Rewards program
  • 20% discount at Cre8tive Supplies and Services
  • 25% discount on one-year subscription to Border Crossings magazine
  • Voting privileges at the Annual General Meeting
  • Recognition on the Plug In website

To purchase

Keener $125
All of the basic benefits plus:

  • Reciprocal membership with NARM (North American Reciprocal Museums), for more than 450 galleries and museums in North America such as: Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) (Los Angeles), Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (San Francisco), Walker Art Center (Minneapolis), Winnipeg Art Gallery (Winnipeg), Canadian Centre for Architecture (Montreal), SculptureCentre (Long Island, NY)
  • Recognition in the Plug In Annual Report 

To purchase

Sustaining Members

Explorer $250
All of the Keener benefits plus:

  • Reciprocal membership with ROAM (Reciprocal Organizations of Associated Museums), for more museums including the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (Winnipeg), Walker Art Centre (Minneapolis), Albright-Knox Art Gallery (Buffalo), Taft Museum (Cincinnati), The Menil Collection (Houston), Frye Museum (Seattle), Whitney Museum of American Art, (NYC)
  • Invitations to private exhibition views and receptions
  • Front of the line access to special events including exhibition previews, performances, screenings and artist talks

To purchase

Visionary $500
All of the Explorer benefits plus:

  • Recognition onsite at Plug In ICA
  • VIP access to Plug In ICA trips and tours

To purchase

Director’s Circle Sustaining Patrons

Members of the Director’s Circle have made a significant commitment to changing our community by showcasing contemporary art. Director’s Circle members sustain Plug In ICA and ensure it continues to be an incubator, a collaborator, a conduit, and a champion, creating a dialogue about Manitoba’s culture, environment and values in which we can all participate.

Motivator $1000
All of the Visionary benefits plus:

  • Invitations to Plug In Director’s Circle private home receptions, with special guest artists
  • Lunch and an art exploration session with Plug In’s Director

To purchase

Instigator   $2500
All of the above benefits plus:

  • Access to use Plug In ICA spaces to host your events
  • Semi-annual visits with Plug In ICA’s Director to emerging and establish artists’ studios

To purchase

Galvanizer   $5000
All of the above benefits plus:

  • Personalized Plug In ICA services to advise on your art collection and installation needs
  • Opportunities to meet guest artists at private receptions
  • Opportunity to be a named sponsor for assisting with the production and exhibition of an artwork.

To purchase