• FREE access to ArtsU -an Online learning and professional development platform. Find all our digital classrooms, research, blog posts and publications here!
  • Exclusive access to peer network listservs like the Local Arts Network, Public Art Network and Arts Education Network listservs.
  • Access to Members-only publications like the Monthly Wire e-newsletter and quarterly Arts Link Publications
  • Discounts on Store purchases, Job Bank postings, customized research and more…



One paid employee or all volunteer staff (Board of Directors)


2-5 paid employees


6-10 paid employees


11-15 paid employees


16-30 paid employees


30+ paid members
See our Premium Organizational Memberships page for more information.

Important Information I should know about Organizational Memberships

  • All organizational memberships run on a calendar cycle and expire on December 31 each year, regardless of the organization’s join date.
  • If your organization is unable to join at the suggested rates above, please consider becoming a Digital Member for $30.
  • Upon joining or renewing your organization’s membership, please submit staff/board/commission names, titles, e-mail addresses to to ensure that they receive access to Americans for the Arts member benefits.
  • Please allow two weeks for membership payment processing and activation of member benefits

For immediate assistance, please contact the Membership Department at 202.371.2830 or e-mail

Complete Member Benefits

In addition to providing access to over 7,500 members of the Americans for the Arts network, all Standard and Premium Organizational Membership levels include:

  • Direct access to Americans for the Arts staff experts
  • Members-only discounts for event registrations and online store purchases
  • Eligibility for each designated staff or board member to join our professional network listservs
  • FREE access to everything on our ArtsU platform including webinars, digital classrooms, and more
  • 5 percent discount off Regional Workshop fees for the first workshop
  • Two annual printed subscriptions and e-delivery of Arts Link
  • Electronic delivery of Monthly Wire newsletter and Members in Action newsletter, to keep you up to date with news from across the field
  • Regular feature opportunities via eBlast and on our website
  • 40 percent off Job Bank postings and free internship postings
  • NEW! 30 percent off any of Visme’s premium monthly or yearly plans to unlock their full online tool to create interactive presentations and infographics
  • FREE Basic Membership to South Arts’ ArtsReady Emergency Preparedness Program or 50 percent off Premium Membership
  • Discounts on Americans for the Arts customized research
  • FREE one-year membership to the Arts Action Fund, the largest national arts advocacy organization