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CAA provides many high-quality programs for its members and for the broader visual arts community.

CAA Annual Conference

The CAA Annual Conference is the largest international gathering of professionals in the visual arts.
CAA's 110th Annual Conference

International Programs

A collection of programs tailored towards CAA's international members.
Check out the International Programs


CAA advocates on behalf of all professionals in the visual arts. In this capacity, the organization releases statements, issues guidelines, and publishes news to advance the cause and impact of the visual arts.
About CAA's Advocacy

Fair Use

This Code of Best Practices provides visual-arts professionals with a set of principles addressing best practices in the fair use of copyrighted materials.
Learn about Fair Use


RAAMP serves to promote scholarship, advocacy, and discussion related to the role of academic art museums and their contribution to the educational mission of their parent institutions. To this end, it functions as a publicly accessible online repository; it collects, stores, and shares resources.

Awards for Distinction

With these annual awards, CAA seeks to honor individual artists, art historians, authors, curators, and critics whose accomplishments transcend their individual disciplines and contribute to the profession as a whole and to the world at large.
Learn more about award nominations

Publishing Grants

CAA awards several publishing grants to support the publication of scholarly manuscripts. There are currently three such grants being offered, which are the Millard Meiss Publication Fund, the Wyeth Foundation for American Art Publication Grant, and the Terra Foundation for American Art Publication Grant
learn about CAA Publishing Grants

Support Grants

CAA offers Support Grants to graduate students, faculty, and classrooms studying art history and to artists and scholars in the United States and internationally.
Learn about Support Grants

Professional Development Fellowships for Graduate Students

CAA’s Professional Development Fellowship Program supports promising artists, designers, craftspersons, historians, curators, and critics who are enrolled in MFA, PhD, and other terminal-degree programs nationwide. 
Apply for fellowships


CAA provides a series of podcasts devoted to professional-development topics for artists. These podcasts intended for use by artists, art historians, curators, nonprofit art professionals, and other constituencies.
listen to Professional Development Podcasts