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The Wilds Cooperative of Pennsylvania, originally named the Pennsylvania Wilds Artisan Trail, was initially imagined as a way to grow the nature and heritage tourism industry in the Pennsylvania Wilds by promoting the region’s unique artisan wood products, and tying them to the regional PA Wilds brand. The opportunity, however, was much greater. The PA Wilds is home to an impressive and diverse community of skilled artisans, craftspeople, and producers working across a variety of media. In the 2007, following the Artisan Development Initiative economics study, the PA Wilds Artisan Trail program was born. In 2015, the program was relaunched as the Wilds Cooperative of Pennsylvania to better reflect its growing membership and mission. Artisans are only reviewed for the jury process twice a year, in September and March.

READY, SET, APPLY!

If you're a fine art, craft, food maker or creative service provider living and working in the PA Wilds please start the application process by hitting the button below.  

JURIED ARTISAN &
Creative Services paRtner
APPLICATION

If you're a Non-Profit Enterprise,  Retailer, Site of Culture, Recreation, Annual Event, Outfit, Tourism, Dining and/or Craft Beverage creator please start the application process by hitting the button below. 

TRADING POST & HOST SITE
APPLICATION

MEMBERSHIP LEVELS

Our online, user-friendly membership application will help applicants identify the appropriate membership level - or levels, if they qualify in more than one category. Expanded descriptions of the various membership types are listed below. 

Please note: Once the application process is started, a confirmation email will be sent immediately. If you do not see it in your inbox please check your spam or junk email folder and then add wildscopa@pawildscenter.org to your white list. 
More info about this can be found here.

ARTISANS

Juried Artisans are the talented makers at the heart of the Wilds Cooperative of Pennsylvania. The two categories of Juried Artisans are Basic Membership and Professional Artisan.
Basic Members are those who are admitted with a jury score between 100-300 - OR - those with a higher jury score who elect to enroll at this level. Professional Artisans are those who are admitted with a jury score above 301.

ANNUAL FEE:: $25 (Basic) /$105 (Professional) (plus a one time $20 application fee)

TRADING POSTS

Trading Posts are retail locations where artisan products can be purchased. Trading Posts can be either non-profit or for-profit businesses.  Non-profit Trading Posts are expected to hold one PA Wilds Outreach event per year of membership.

ANNUAL FEE:: $75 (Non-profit) /$105 (For-profit)

Trading Posts are retail locations where artisan products can be purchased. Trading Posts can be either non-profit or for-profit businesses.  Non-profit Trading Posts are expected to hold one PA Wilds Outreach event per year of membership.

HOST SITES

Host sites are cultural, recreational, tourism, or dining establishments throughout the region that are complementary to the Cooperative experience, such as restaurants, outfitters, theaters, annual events & festivals, breweries, wineries and inns.

ANNUAL FEE:: $75 (Non-profit) /$105 (For-profit)

CREATIVE SERVICES

Creative Service Partners are businesses and individuals who provide a creative service, such as designers, photographers, web designers, musicians, bloggers, creative firms, architects, and landscapers.

ANNUAL FEE::  $105  (plus a one time $20 application fee)

MEMBER BENEFITS

The Wilds Cooperative of Pennsylvania helps grow and connect unique small businesses in the region by providing branding and marketing tools; education and networking opportunities; access to new markets; and referrals to PA’s financing and technical assistance service provider network for small businesses.



Billing inquiries? Member Support? Contact our Admin  Partner:
Elk County Council on the Arts
237 Main  St.  Ridgway.  PA 15853  | 814-772-7051 | wildscopa@pawildscenter.org
The Wilds Cooperative of Pennsylvania
is a program of the PA Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship,
a regional 
non-profit. Learn more at pawildscenter.org

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