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College Art Association


Institutional Membership

Institutional membership represents a significant engagement with current scholarship, theory, criticism, education, and practice in the visual arts. Join today and connect to CAA’s vital international community of not only artists, scholars, curators, and educators, but also museums, libraries, departments of art and art history at colleges and universities, publishers, and other professional and commercial organizations.

Membership Categories and Benefits

Department/Museum Membership: $680 ($710 Non-U.S.)

Discounted Memberships and Conference Registration for Students Purchase institutional-discounted student memberships (discounted rate: $50; regular student rate: $60) for your students and register them for the Annual Conference at a further discounted student rate (discounted rate: $95; regular student rate $110)
Subscriptions to Our Quarterly Print Journals Online access and print subscriptions to both of CAA’s renowned publications, The Art Bulletin (the preeminent journal for art historians) and Art Journal (a cutting-edge publication of contemporary art and ideas); CAA’s online journal is now fully open access
20% Discount on Advertising Member rate (20% discount) on all CAA advertising, including ads in The Art Bulletin, Art Journal,, and conference publications
Discounts on CAA’s Annual Conference Registration for up to ten faculty and staff members at the reduced, individual-member rate during the early and advance periods, and member rate on Interview Hall booths and tables at the Annual Conference
Discounted Job Postings Your first thirty-day Online Career Center job listing at half price and member rate on all subsequent job listings
Institutional News Listings Bimonthly listings in the Institutional News section of the CAA website
Mailing List Discounts Member rate on rentals of CAA’s targeted and customizable mailing lists
10% Discount off ACLS Humanities E-Book 10% discount for an institutional subscription to ACLS Humanities E-Book, an online, cross-searchable database of over 4,000 monographs in the humanities, including many CAA monographs
CAA News Members recieve 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

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Academic/Corporate Membership: $950 ($980 Non-U.S.)

All the benefits of a Department/Museum Membership, plus:

Free Individual CAA Membership Free individual membership for one staff member, who can view full ads as job-seekers see them
Annual Conference Free space for a reunion, reception, or special event at CAA’s Annual Conference
Book and Trade Fair Member rate on exhibitor booths and tables at the largest international gathering of professionals in the visual arts

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Please note the following policies:

  • Institutional membership term is January 1–December 31.
  • Institutional membership payments that arrive beginning July 1 will be applied to the following year’s membership term.
  • Institutional membership is not transferable to individuals or among departments, libraries, or museums within a college or university.
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