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College Art Association

Membership

Individual Membership

Join the largest international visual-arts association today and connect to CAA’s vital community of artists, scholars, and other professionals in the visual arts. For over a century, CAA has served the interests of its members and the field at large. CAA members are part of an exclusive network that provides access to targeted career services, the latest art-world news, and the best original writing on art, research in art history, and critical reviews. When you attend CAA’s Annual Conference, you have the opportunity to expand your professional network, participate in compelling sessions covering the full range of art history and visual culture, and hone your skills in professional-development workshops, mentoring sessions, and portfolio reviews.

Questions? Contact Member Services at 212-691-1051, ext. 1.

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Membership Categories and Benefits

Premium Membership: $195
($60 for students; $80 for retirees; $90 for part-time faculty)

Premium members receive the following benefits:

Discount off CAA’s Annual Conference Premium members receive a 55% discount off the nonmember rate on registration for the world’s largest forum for professionals in the visual arts. Student, retired, and part-time faculty members reciveve an even larger discount.
Print Journal Subscription Members receive an annual subscription to The Art Bulletin (the preeminent journal for art historians) and Art Journal (the publication of contemporary art and ideas).
Digital Journal Access Digital access to both of CAA’s renowned publications, The Art Bulletin and Art Journal including back issues.
CAA Connect Access to CAA Connect, the digital social hub for CAA members with discussion communities, resource libraries, and the ability to connect with other members and collaborate.
Free Additional Journal Subscriptions Complimentary online access to the following journals in the Taylor & Francis collection: Word and Image; Design and Culture; and Public Art Dialogue
Low-Cost Healthcare and Insurance through Fractured Atlas Fractured Atlas offers low-cost healthcare and insurance referrals. CAA members get one full year of free professional membership in Fractured Atlas and half off membership dues after the first year
Discounts on Partnered Publications
  • 50% discount on JPASS your personal library card to the expansive selection of more than 1,500 journals on JSTOR (Learn More) (see below)
  • 55% discount on Artforum (Learn More) (see below)
  • 45% discounts on Art in America (Learn More) (see below)
  • 12% discounts on Artifex Press digital catalogues (Learn More) (see below)
  • 10% discount on frieze publications (Learn More)( see below)
  • Up to 50% discounts on publications from Designers & Books (Learn More) (see below)
  • Discounts on over fourty other publications
Corporate Discounts
  • 50% discount on Fractured Atlas associate membership (Learn More)( see below)
  • Up to 25% discounts on Avis car rentals (Learn More) (see below)
  • Discounts and credits on Zipcar membership (Learn More) (see below)
  • 25% off Wix’s yearly combo premium package (Learn More) (see below)
Access to CAA's Online Career Center CAA’s Online Carrer Center helps members to find jobs in arts-related fields. Members can search the latest employment listings, apply for jobs online, post CVs, request email alerts, and more
Inclusion in Member News pages Members of CAA recive recognition of their professional achievements in Member News pages on the CAA website. These bimonthly articles highlight members’ solo exhibitions, published books, recently received grants and fellowships, and more
Networking Memmbership in CAA grants Access to CAA’s online Member Directory, which is searchable by first and last name, organization or institution name, and city, state, and/or country
CAA News Members receive an automatic subscription to the weekly email newsletter, which provides information on CAA’s activities, including conference updates, calls for participation, funding opportunities, member achievements, and more
Governance Members can nominate and vote for candidates for the Board of Directors and serve on the Board of Directors and CAA committees
ACLS Humanities E-Book Access Optional access to an online, cross-searchable database of over 4,300 monographs in the humanities, including many CAA monographs (Learn More) (see below)

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Basic Membership: $125

Basic members receive all the benefits of a Premium Membership, but with the following difference:

20% Discount off CAA's Annual Conference Basic members receive a 20% discount off the nonmember rate on registration for the world’s largest forum for professionals in the visual arts

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Sustaining Membership: $300
Tax deductable in the amount of $105

Sustaining members receive all the benefits of a Premium Membership, plus:

Both Print Journals  Sustaining members receive an annual subscription to both The Art Bulletin and Art Journal
Acknowledgement  Sustaining members are acknowledged for their contributions on the CAA website

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Patron Membership: $600
Tax deductable in the amount of $405

Patron members receive all the benefits of a Sustaining Membership, plus:

VIP Events Invitations to exclusive events

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Life Membership: $5,000
Tax deductable in the amount of $4,805

A Life membership is a life-long membership for a one-time fee, and it includes all the benefits of a Patron Membership, plus:

Free JPASS JSTOR’s individual-access plan is your personal library card to an expansive selection of more than 1,500 journals

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