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Today CAA unveils a newly restructured membership program for individuals. The new membership categories are based on benefits rather than on income, making the various tiers more equitable and offering members more choices. CAA arrived at the new levels—which include, for the first time, a discounted membership for part-time faculty—after a thorough analysis of member feedback, benchmarking against other organizations, and conducting market research. You can watch a video about the new membership program and find a list of benefits associated with each new category at

All individual members will continue to receive an outstanding package of benefits, including print subscriptions to CAA’s acclaimed publications, access to the Online Career Center, discounted registration for the Annual Conference, and invaluable networking and mentoring opportunities. New benefits and options include:

  • Online access to The Art Bulletin and Art Journal
  • Additional online access to publications in the Taylor & Francis collection
  • Access to JPASS—JSTOR’s individual access plan with a catalogue of over 1,500 journals—at a 50 percent discount
  • A new, discounted membership category designed to meet the needs of part-time faculty

CAA members make up a vital network that supports the highest standards in scholarship, theory, criticism, education, and practice in the visual arts. Membership dues help CAA to fund important research, carry out advocacy initiatives, publish its scholarly journals, administrate professional-development programs, and host the world’s best-attended visual-arts conference.

New Membership Categories

The dues associated with each level of membership are:

  • Student: $60
  • Retired: $80
  • Part-Time Faculty: $90
  • Basic: $125
  • Premium: $195
  • Sustaining: $300
  • Patron: $600
  • Life: $5,000

CAA also offers two-year terms and an automatic renewal option for all levels of membership.

Frequently Asked Questions

Please read CAA’s comprehensive FAQs on the new categories and other helpful topics, such as how to join online, how to access publications online, what kind of documentation is needed for students and retired professionals, and how to managing your email subscriptions. You can find the FAQs at


If you have any questions, please contact CAA’s Member Services by telephone at 212-691-1051, ext. 1; by email at; and by fax at 212-627-238. Office hours are Monday–Friday, 9:00 AM–5:00 PM EST.


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