It is the time of year when I must take a look at what Councils and Guilds I belong to and see if renewing is right. It is always right with the Alberta Craft Council. Have you checked out their website or actual shop and gallery in Edmonton? I suggest you do! Horray for craft infrastructure!
The catch is you have to USE the the guild or Council. Rock it, if you will. Read those emails, participate in those discussions. How is it best to do it? I reckon a weekly or bi-weekly session worked into your studio schedule. Saturday mornings perhaps?