Membership Categories

Active Professional

For individuals professionally engaged in the field of visual arts and/or who facilitate programs of, or related to, art education. Active Professional membership provides all the privileges of membership including the right to vote and hold national office.

First Year Professional

For educators entering their first year in the field of art education. Membership is granted for one year only, on a one-time basis. First Year Professional membership provides all the privileges of Active Professional membership.

Associate

For individuals interested in, supporting, or involved with pursuits closely related to the field of art education. Associate membership provides the privileges of Active Professional membership except the right to vote and hold national office.

Emeritus

For individuals who are retired and no longer professionally employed in the field of art education and have been a member of the Association for a minimum of five (5) years. Emeritus membership provides all the privileges of Active Professional membership.

Preservice

For undergraduate students and full-time graduate students. Preservice membership provides all the privileges of Active Professional membership including the right to vote and hold national office.

Institutional

For colleges, universities, libraries, and institutions directly or indirectly involved in art education. Institutional membership provides all the privileges of Active Professional membership except the right to vote or hold national office.