the ministry of artistic affairs is a great program that involves the introduction, education and most anything relating to the arts here in toronto. i have been to several of the events held by the moaa and find it very rewarding being out and interacting with others who have similar (or differing) interests in what's happening locally and internationally with art.
for what one gets in the moaa events, it's well worth the low cost it takes to become a member.
recently, the moaa commissioned me to do a limited edition print as a thank you for those becoming members this year.
hope you like it. if you're in toronto, look into the ministry, you might love it.