Our membership year runs from March 4 through March 3 of the following year. New members are welcome to join at any time during the membership year, but all memberships are retroactive to the beginning of a given membership year. Dues are not prorated. 

Membership Benefits


  • Reduced rates for instructional workshops sponsored by the Chicago Calligraphy Collective

  • 24-hour priority workshop registration for workshops


  • The Newsletter, in digital format, published six times annually, with field-related articles, interviews, technical forum, and workshop reviews

  • NibNotes, email communications with time-sensitive information on workshops, events, meetings and exhibits

  • Membership Directory, digital format


  • Opportunities to participate in at least two annual calligraphic exhibits annually:

Exploration, a juried exhibit, showcasing the finest calligraphic art. All accepted works are eligible for the Newberry Library's prestigious Purchase Prize Award

The All Members’ Show, is open to any CCC member who wishes to participate


  • Opportunity to post information about your calligraphy business on the CCC website (see the Membership Form below for details)

  • Access to Members-Only areas of the site, such as the Membership Directory and The Newsletter Archive


  • Opportunities to attend events organized by the CCC during the year, such as the Spring Members’ Meeting, the Fall Members’ Meeting and the Twelfth Night Meeting

  • Opportunity to join one or more regional study groups to share your work, try new techniques and learn about recent and upcoming workshops and events

Become a Member

Membership Fees

Our membership year begins March 4, the day in 1976 on which the CCC was founded.

$30.00 One-year membership (U.S. only)
$50.00 Two-year membership (U.S. only)

$15.00 One-year Student membership (Proof of full-time status required)

$15.00 One-year Irish American Heritage Center members
(Proof of IAHC membership required; discount for first-time members only)

$40.00 One-year membership (International, payable in U.S. dollars)

Members-Only Business Listing on the CCC website:

  • $15.00 One-year Business Listing

  • $25.00 Two-year Business Listing

Newsletter options:

  • Free - Electronic delivery

  • $22.00 One-year hard-copy Newsletter subscription

  • $44.00 Two-year hard-copy Newsletter subscription


If you prefer to pay by check, you may download a Membership Form here

and mail it with your check, payable to The Chicago Calligraphy Collective, to:

Joanna Zdzienicka, CCC Membership, 2404 Martin Lane, Rolling Meadows, IL 60008