College Art Association – Comprised of artists, teachers, curators, and historians, the CAA is an organization dedicated to promoting excellence in art education and criticism, and to advocating better education in the field of visual arts. The CAA offers awards of distinction, resources for education advocacy, web seminars, and scholarship and grant opportunities.
National Endowment for the Arts – The NEA is a public organization created for the purpose of funding and supporting fine arts in the United States. The NEA spotlights new talent, honors established talent with lifetime honors awards, and offers grants to deserving artists of all types.
American Institute of Graphic Arts – AIGA is a professional association on a mission to advance graphic design as an art form, a tool, and a cultural force. The association offers resources for professionals as well as mentoring guides, advice, and scholarships for high school and college students.
National Art Education Association – NAEA is for current art educators and art educators of the future alike. The association provides help with curriculum building, discounts on insurance programs, a network of colleagues and other students in your field, and a chance at grants and scholarships.
Professional Photographers of America – PPA is the world’s largest non-profit association of professional photographers, with a mission of promoting education and creativity within the professional field of photography. PPA offers benefits such as discounted photography materials, licensing, and seminars.