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For over one hundred years the Society has been a center where illustrators can share their ideas, exhibit their work and contribute to the community at large. It is also home to a unique Permanent Collections, a brisk schedule of exhibits and a wide range of educational programs all offered to the public year-round. This is all preserved with the generous support of our friends and members.

There are a variety of membership levels to choose from, each with its own prerequisites, application process and benefits. Whether you are an Illustrator, Student, or a Friend there is a membership level right for you!

For more information please contact our Membership Team at

One membership can gain you admission to many more!

The Society of Illustrators is a member of the North American Reciprocal Museum Association (NARM). All members at the $250 level and above will be provided with a validated NARM logo on their membership card granting them free admission at more than 600 participating museums and institutions across the country. Visit the NARM website for more details

Friend of the Museum
For individuals who have an interest in supporting the mission of the Society of Illustrators.

Student Membership
Undergraduate students currently enrolled in an educational institution.

Corporate Membership
Corporate membership may be conferred upon an organization that is willing to help further our mission of promoting the art and appreciation of illustration

Illustrator-S Membership *
Early-career Illustrators 36 years or younger.

Associate Membership *
Creative professionals including art director, artist representative, graphic designer or other affiliations.

Illustrator Membership *
Professional illustrators age 37 and over.

* Membership Application Criteria and Fee: $75 *
Applications for Illustrator and Illustrator-S must include a link to online portfolios, which must include examples of published work.

Applicants for Illustrator, Illustrator-S, and Associate membership must pay a $75 Application Fee. Upon acceptance, dues must be paid in full to activate membership benefits. The $75 Application Fee will remain as a credit on the Member Account. There are no refunds for accepted or rejected applications.

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