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  • Free access to all paid workshops
  • Slack team to connect with members + opportunities
  • Members-only jams, game nights and critique sessions
  • Member roster listing and profile
  • Exhibition and development assistance
  • Livestreams and workshop video library
  • Financial support for conference/competition fees
  • Project support, facilitation and mentorship
  • Priority application for multi-week workshops
  • Health insurance eligibility for you and your family
  • Voting rights at our annual general meeting
  • Collaborator matchmaking tool
  • Discounted coworking for Class A members
  • Workstation and equipment rentals by reservation
  • Library access
  • Event hosting and space booking privileges

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Questions & Answers 🤔

  • Q: How much are dues?

    A: From $10 per month. Dues are charged on a sliding scale, so you can contribute at an appropriate level for you. You can cancel or change your contribution at any time.

    Low cash-flow? We also offer a monetary-free option for Class A members who for any reason cannot afford dues.

    Rollin' in the dough? Contribute more to help subsidize lower income members and keep our programming running.

  • Q: Do I have to be a woman to become a member?

    A: No! Anyone may join.

    However, we prioritize the needs and experiences of our members who are women, queer, nonbinary, femme or 2 Spirit.
    Read our inclusion policy.

    Q: Are there different membership types?

    A: Yes. We have two membership levels – Class A ("dame") and Class B ("friend").

    Class A members are anyone who chooses to identify themselves to the organization as genderqueer, nonbinary, femme, Two Spirit or a woman (trans and cis inclusive, of course). Class B members are everyone else.

    Only Class A members may vote at our AGM, and some events are only open to Class A members. Your member class is visible only to you and DMG staff, and can be changed by you at any time.

  • Q: Do I have to be a member to attend events?

    A: In general, no. Most of our events are open to the public. Notable exceptions include game jams, mentoring sessions, and certain workshops. Just want to check things out first? Come on down and say hello!