Professional art and design bodies and associations

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The National Art Education Association (NAEA)

Founded in 1947, The National Art Education Association is the leading professional membership organisation exclusively for visual arts educators.

Chartered Society of Designers

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.

Association of Illustrators

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.

Design Council

For over 60 years the Design Council has promoted design for the public good. The council is a government agency with a Royal Charter, funded by the Department of Business Innovation and Skills.

International Association of Art

The International Association of Art (IAA) Europe is a network of about 40 national member organisations, within Europe, representing professional visual artists.

National Association for Fine Art Education

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.