Network with other artists by participating in professional studio arts, museum or illustration associations.
Reduced membership fees and conference rates are often available for students.
The following are some of the professional organizations you may consider joining. This does not represent a comprehensive list of all the possible organizations available.
- American Art Therapy Association
- American Craft Council
- American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works
- American Society of Furniture Designers
- Association of Medical Illustrators
- Association of Midwest Museums
- Iowa Arts Council
- Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs
- Metro Arts Alliance of Greater Des Moines
- National Art Education Association
- National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts
- Professional Photographers of America
- Society of Illustrators
- Society of Midwest Metalsmiths
- Society of North American Goldsmiths
- Surface Design Association