As a membership organization, CAA depends on the dedication and commitment of the active members to ensure the vitality of its programs. Each year, hundreds of members serve on CAA committees, juries, and editorial boards, which oversee governance, honors and awards, publications, and professional services. Except where noted, the CAA president appoints members of committees, juries, and editorial boards in consultation with the appropriate vice president and executive director.
CAA has two kinds of committees: those established by its By-laws, and those established by the Board of Directors. Additionally, ad hoc committees can be appointed from time to time by the president to address short-term needs of the association. By-law committees are integral to CAA governance and may only be modified by vote of the full membership. All other committees function at the discretion of the board and have specific responsibilities. They supervise ongoing projects and may recommend the initiation of programs and the adoption of statements which will further CAA’s goals. The board is, however, the final supervisor of each committee’s activities.
Among these, two are freestanding (Annual Conference, Publications), while the others fall into clusters. There are ten Professional Committees; three editorial boards, and sixteen juries (twelve awards juries, two publication-grant juries, and two fellowship juries). Structure and administration differ for all committees, editorial boards, and juries, as does the scope of their responsibilities.
Committee on Design
Committee on Diversity Practices
Committee on Intellectual Property
Committee on Women in the Arts
Professional Practices Committee
Services to Artists Committee
Student and Emerging Professionals Committee
For more information on CAA’s committees, please write to Vanessa Jalet, CAA executive liaison.