Become a Member of the NAIA!

“The mission of the NAIA is to strengthen, improve and promote the artistic, professional and economic success of artists who exhibit in art shows. We are committed to integrity, creativity, and the pursuit of excellence as we advocate for the highest ideals and practices within all aspects of the art show environment.”

Begun in 1995, the NAIA serves as an advocate for artists. It is committed, by positive and cooperative means, to promote improvement throughout our profession. The NAIA has become the artists’ collective and most effective voice as it continues to grow and gain recognition. We work hard to serve our membership and to foster working partnerships with other arts organizations. We encourage your involvement.

What does the NAIA Do?
The NAIA provides a forum for artists to communicate with one another and with other people in the arts community.  We support existing community-based shows to make/keep them a viable market for selling art and crafts. In addition, we work with select communities to establish high quality new shows. We work toward developing educational programs for artists as well as alternative markets for members providing support for artists in whatever stage of their career.

Who is the NAIA?
The NAIA is YOU! The NAIA is primarily a volunteer-based organization of artists just like yourself. The board, along with the Executive Director, directs the efforts through input from the membership while many other volunteers assist in providing the people power to accomplish those goals.

The NAIA maintains two classes of membership: Artist members and Contributor members.

Artist Membership
Artist membership is open to artists who design and produce their own work and derive a significant portion of their income from the sale of their art. Two artists at the same address may join for the price of one! Artist members receive:

? NAIA newspaper ?The Independent Artist? (mailed)
? NAIA member E-newsletter, ?NaIA: News and Information for Artists?
? Original NAIA Member Forum
? NAIA Show Information Forum on the Web
? NAIA Advocacy Action Line
? NAIA Online Member Roster
? Over 20 discount programs to save you money!

Contributor Membership
NAIA Contributor Memberships are open to individuals, organizations, art festivals and publications that are interested in supporting the mission, goals and activities of the NAIA.

? NAIA newspaper ?The Independent Artist? (mailed)
? NAIA member E-newsletter, ?NaIA: News and Information for Artists?
? Discounts to our respected Directors Conferences
Recognition on the NAIA web site
? Original NAIA Member Forum
? New NAIA Member Forum

Why should I become a member of the NAIA?
We have listed many benefits and discounts above, but the most important reason to become a member of the NAIA is to add your personal voice to the collective efforts of the NAIA. Your voice will assist in effecting positive change and improvements within our art show industry. Your financial support is integral to the success of these efforts. The NAIA Membership Committee looks forward to welcoming you as a member!

The NAIA Logo: We do promote the use of the NAIA name in conjunction with the standardized slide and digital slide formats. However, the name or logo of the NAIA may not be used as an endorsement for either artist or contributor members without our written approval. Thank you!

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