Membership Details

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What do I receive when I join NAEA?

View the membership benefits here.

How much does membership Cost?

NAEA membership costs vary by state and by membership category. Depending on where you live or work, membership to your state art education association may be included with your NAEA membership fee. There are also 8 membership categories that impact membership cost as well. Review the dues chart as well as the membership categories listed below to determine your cost of membership.

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.

HONORARY: Honorary memberships may be conferred upon persons who have made an outstanding contribution to art education and whose names have been approved by the NAEA Board. This membership is conferred for the life of the member and carries full privileges of Active Professional membership.

LIFE: Life membership was a limited membership category conferred from 1972 to 1975, to recognize members who made significant financial contributions to the Association. This category carries full privileges of Active Professional membership and is no longer open for enrollment.