Professional art and design bodies and associations
Founded in 1947, The National Art Education Association is the leading professional membership organisation exclusively for visual arts educators.
Founded in 1930, the CSD is the world's largest chartered body of professional designers. It represents designers in all disciplines and is governed by a Royal Charter, requiring its members to work to the highest professional standards.
The AOI was established in 1973 to advance and protect illustrator’s rights and encourage professional standards. The AOI is a non-profit making trade association dedicated to its members’ professional interests and the promotion of illustration.
NAFAE is the association for fine art education in the UK. It advocates the interests, promotion and cultural relevance of fine art education at foundation, BA, MA and PhD levels.