Heliconian Club membership is part of a Toronto tradition. Across generations and backgrounds, the Club has enabled women in the arts to help and welcome each other: unique access is given to networking, planning, and creative opportunities.

Club Sections

The Club, being multi-disciplinary, has six sections:  Art, Dance, Drama, Music, Literature, and Humanities.

Benefits of Membership

  • meet, discuss and network with artists, writers, performers and arts supporters
  • engage in activities in a beautiful heritage building in the heart of Toronto
  • display or enjoy visual art in a wonderful setting
  • enjoy performances and talks by actors and dance artists
  • play, sing or listen to music in a hall with outstanding acoustics
  • learn from renowned guest speakers
  • socialize with a host of interesting talented artists and arts supporters

Membership Categories

Full Members ($310 plus HST/year).  Women actively engaged in the arts or those with long term interest in/support for the arts, who reside in the greater Toronto area (GTA) or its vicinity (within 80 kilometers of the Club’s premises) are classified as Full Members.

Discounted rates for younger women ($155 plus HST/year).  Women in the early stage of their careers (35 years or younger) are encouraged to join, and receive a special membership rate.

Non-resident Members ($140 plus HST/year). Women who qualify as Full Members but who live outside the GTA, are classified as Non-resident Members.

Honorary Life Members.  Life Membership is an honour conferred on a member of the Club who has given outstanding service to the Club over a period of many years. There are no dues for Honorary Life Members.

Initiation Fee: $75.00 plus HST

Becoming a Member

For more information about becoming a member please contact

To apply for membership, please complete this application form, and submit to, or by mail to the Club address.