Join the CCC

Membership is open to those interested in the fields of calligraphy and lettering, and who support the mission and purpose of the CCC. Whatever your level of interest, be it merely as an admirer of calligraphy, a student of calligraphy or as a professional lettering artist, we welcome your participation.  

Membership Benefits


  • Reduced rates for instructional workshops sponsored by the Chicago Calligraphy Collective
  • Priority workshop registration for popular workshops


  • The Newsletter, in digital format, published six times annually, with field-related articles, interviews, technical forum, and workshop reviews
  • NibNotes, email communications with information on workshops, events, meetings and exhibits
  • Membership Directory


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

The juried exhibit, Exploration, at The Newberry Library showcases the finest work created exclusively by CCC members

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, the Twelfth Night Holiday Party, and the summer concert picnic at Millennium Park.

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