About / Contact Us / Login / My Account / Shopping cart
#eWebTopPaneTopLinksCellTable { float: right; margin: 90px 0px 10px; width: 340px; border:0px solid blue; } #eWebTopPaneTopLinksCell { border:0px solid red; } #headerBanner2{ float: left; margin-top: -120px; text-align: center; width: 100%; padding-top:5px; }
Renew Membership
Member Benefits
Expand/Collapse Submenu
Member Directory

Craft and Hobby Blog

AFCI Members: Please login to view FULL member benefits details

If you and your organization are involved in the global creative arts industry, membership in AFCI is essential for your success. Whether you’re just getting started and need the tools and connections to drive your business forward, or have a successful business that is looking to expand your presence, influence or access to information to take your organization to the next level of achievement, AFCI has what you need.

AFCI is your trusted resource for industry information, events and insights. It’s a network of thousands of companies, individuals and influencers at your fingertips. It’s the credibility that comes with becoming a member of your industry’s leading trade organization. AFCI membership will take your business from average to astonishing.
AFCI is pleased to offer the following member only benefits. Click on a benefit category to see the full description:
Ambassador Program
Our Ambassador Program rewards members who help our membership grow through referrals.
Creativation - Free access to all members and deep discounts for exhibiting members
Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) - Discounts on conferences throughout the year
iDiscover Chats - Online learning at your desktop
Creative Industries Buyer's Guide - the digital buyer’s guide for professionals in the creative industries seeking products and services to help run their businesses more efficiently and profitably.
Access to private AFCI Facebook Groups 
SGS Consumer Testing Services – SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company
Insight Laboratories – Product safety testing, factory social audits and inspections, and product assessments
Regulation/Compliance Support – Growing Roots Engineering offers consulting services on compliance and product safety regulations
Staples – Discounts on printing and copying services
UPS Savings Program® – Save up to 34%* on shipping

Office Depot – 10% off online prices, free shipping on all orders of $50 or more
LifeLock – Discounts with LifeLock, an industry-leader in identity theft protection
Lenovo - Save up to 30% off the everyday public web price of Lenovo’s entire line of PC products and accessories for the home and office!

Peak Branding - Receive 10% off all product purchases for your corporate identity and promotional needs. Trade Show branding, corporate apparel, promotional products.

Just Works
- Justworks is an all-in-one HR platform that automates and manages payroll, HR, compliance and benefits. Business leaders can outsource their HR compliance risk, resulting in less paperwork and increased peace of mind.
Intuit Quickbooks Self-Employed – 50% savings on tax prep software
TSYS Merchant Solutions – payment processing for business to business
ProPay – 24/7 payment processing; Smartphone, Tablet or PC
Kabbage reviews data through their automated online application to quickly approve small businesses for flexible lines of credit of up to $150,000.
Gradient – the premier AFCI quarterly publication of the creative arts industries
Career Corner – Monthly career and human resources information from The Creative Network
Creative Scrapbooker Magazine - 20% discount on NEW 1-year and 2-year subscriptions to the magazine, 5% discount on wholesale orders for retail store members
AFCI Member Newsletter
Creativation Exhibitor Newsletter
Exclusive Health/Business Insurance Program – The buying power of 300 national associations pooled together.

  HotelStorm – Hotel discounts up to 55%.
Rental Car Discounts – Avis and Budget discount rentals
Craftours – Craftours is the largest and most successful travel company for crafters in the world

2016 Size of the Creative Arts Industry Report

AFCI Designer Section Trend Reports

VALID8D™ Design Preference Research Tool – Test up to 24 designs pre-launch via screened consumer panel by craft channel or by specific retailer
Constant Contact – Email marketing platform
Vital Imagery – Stock Photo images
Hootsuite – Social Media Dashboard Social Media Management Tools

 SeekAR – Augmented Reality (AR) solution
Project PR -  Project PR offers free and discounted public relations services to AFCI members.
Canada Only

Lenovo - Save up to 30% off the everyday public web price of Lenovo’s entire line of PC products and accessories for the home and office!
UPS - You can now save 40%* on UPS® shipping services!
Staples - You are now eligible to receive 20% off your full service printing needs at any Staples Copy & Print Centre
AFCI and Chase Paymentech are working together to deliver a tailored payment program for Canadian members to accept credit and debit cards. Let Chase Paymentech provide you with a free cost analysis.
Exclusive Insurance Program - Receive competitive rates for a series of insurance products from Health Insurance (Individual & Group), Critical Illness, Dental Insurance, Disability Income, Life Insurance, Visioncare Insurance, Long Term Care and Person Insurance for Businesses. 

All of these benefits and more can be accessed in the Members Only section of this site. Click here for information on how to join.