AAAE connects its members to a world of colleagues, insights, research, and professional development opportunities. Members have exclusive access to our online community and also have the opportunity to attend our annual conference at the best rates.
Please note: AAAE has three organizational membership categories: institutional, developmental, and collaborator, and two individual membership levels: individual and student.
- a designated director with curricular oversight authority
- confer a graduate or undergraduate degree in arts administration or a related discipline, or confer a comparable academic credential determined acceptable by the board
- a published arts administration curriculum approved by the program’s host department or college
- currently enrolled students at time of application
Institutional membership is subject to application and approval by the AAAE board.Institutional Membership Application
Developmental Membership ($260/year) Open to institutions of higher education that are interested in developing and/or offering degrees in arts administration but do not yet meet the eligibility requirements for institutional membership.Institutional Membership Application
Collaborator Membership ($275/year) is open to any organization that wishes to participate in AAAE’s programs and conference. Collaborator memberships are non-voting and are open to academic entities that do not and will not award arts administration degrees, professional organizations, and more.
Individual Membership ($80/year) is open to any interested individual not currently affiliated with an AAAE organizational membership. These might be faculty members in academic programs, or scholars or researchers in unaffiliated departments or programs. Individuals wishing to serve as representatives of their program should join as associate or full members, as appropriate.
Student Membership ($30/year) is open to individuals who are registered in college or university arts administration degree programs or in other degree programs who wish to contribute to and learn from the members of AAAE.
Please note: The membership dues period is October 1-September 30. Application (for Full membership) is a one-time process, members need not re-apply year to year unless their programs have undergone significant structural change.