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Individual Membership

Joining CAA connects you to the largest community of individuals and organizations working together and advocating to advance research, practice, and the impact of the visual arts.

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

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Membership Categories and Benefits

Tier One Membership: $195 annually/$380 two year

Designed for members who want the full suite of CAA benefits and plan to attend CAA’s Annual Conference with a 55% discount on early Annual Conference registration.

Tier One Benefits

CAA’s Annual Conference 55% discount off the nonmember rate on early Annual Conference registration
Print Journal Subscription Annual subscription to The Art Bulletin (the preeminent journal for art historians) or 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
Legal Services Reduced-rate legal services from the DC-based law firm of Whiteford, Taylor, and Preston
Fair Use Insurance C & S Int’l Insurance Brokers Inc. will issue an Errors and Omissions insurance policy to protect you and your publisher on matters of fair use
CAA Commons Access to CAA Commons, a digital hub with discussion communities, resource libraries, and the ability to connect with other members and collaborate
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
Partner Publication Discounts
  • 50% discount on JPASS, your personal library card to 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 forty other publications
Publisher Discounts

When purchased from the publisher’s website:

Additional Discounts
  • Up to 25% discounts on Avis and Budget 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)
  • 20% off MOO products (Learn More) (see below)
New York City Office Book an office space at CAA’s home office. Available to out-of-town members only.
Access to CAA's Online Career Center CAA’s Online Career 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
Member News Members of CAA receive 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
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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Tier Two Membership: $125 annually/$245 two year

Designed for members who want the full suite of CAA benefits, but for whom the Annual Conference is not a priority.

Tier Two members receive all the benefits of a Tier One membership, but with the following difference:

CAA's Annual Conference 20% discount off the nonmember rate on early Annual Conference registration

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Tier Three Membership: $80 annually/$155 two year

Tier Three Student Membership: $50 annually/$95 two year

Tier Three levels are designed for independent artists, student, designers, scholars, art historians, part-time faculty, retired, and others working independently, without full-time employment.

Tier Three levels have the same benefits of Tier One membership, including a 55% discount on early Annual Conference registration.

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

Sustaining members receive all the benefits of a Tier One 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 deductible 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 deductible 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 Individual access to more than 1,500 journals in JSTOR

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