Associations

Arts, Media & Entertainment

  • American Agricultural Editors Association (AAEA)

    The American Agricultural Editors Association (AAEA) is a not-for-profit corporation, with a mission to provide opportunities for professional improvement and networking to communicators across the spectrum of agriculture media. Members include editors, writers, photojournalists, designers and public relations professionals.
    http://www.ageditors.com
  • American Art Therapy Association

    The American Art Therapy Association is an organization of diverse, engaged and creative professionals dedicated to the belief that the creative process involved in making art is healing and life enhancing
    http://www.arttherapy.org/
  • American Association of Community Theatre (AACT)

    The mission of the American Association of Community Theatre (AACT) is to foster and encourage the development of, and commitment to, the highest standards by community theatres, including standards of excellence for production, management, governance, community relations and service.
    http://www.aact.org
  • American Alliance of Museums (AAM)

    The American Alliance of Museums (formerly the American Association of Museums) is the one organization that supports all museums. Through advocacy and excellence, the Alliance strengthens the museum community. The association supports 21,000 museums, individuals and companies by developing standards and best practices, providing resources and career development and advocating for museums to thrive.
    http://www.aam-us.org
  • American Auto Racing Writers & Broadcasters Association (AARWBA)

    The California-based American Auto Racing Writers & Broadcasters Association (AARWBA) is the oldest and largest organization devoted to auto racing coverage. Founded in 1955 in Indianapolis, AARWBA has grown to more than 400 members throughout the United States, Canada and Europe.
    http://www.aarwba.org/
  • American Choral Directors Association (ACDA)

    Founded in 1959, the mission of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) is to inspire excellence in choral music through education, performance, composition, and advocacy. ACDA membership consists of choral directors who represent more than one million singers across the United States. ACDA members teach choral music in public and private schools - kindergarten through senior high school - and at the college and university levels.
    http://acda.org/
  • American Choral Directors Association (ACDA), California Chapter

    The mission of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) is to inspire excellence in choral music through education, performance, composition, and advocacy. The California chapter of the American Choral Directors Association has a rich history of musical excellence spanning generations. Many of the world’s leading choral conductors and clinicians have lived, worked, and participated in the musical life of this great state.
    http://www.acdacal.org/
  • American Cinema Editors (ACE)

    The American Cinema Editors (ACE) is an honorary society of motion picture editors founded in 1950. Film editors are voted into membership on the basis of their professional achievements, their dedication to the education of others and their commitment to the craft of editing.The objectives and purposes of the AMERICAN CINEMA EDITORS are to advance the art and science of the editing profession; to increase the entertainment value of motion pictures by attaining artistic pre-eminence and scientific achievement in the creative art of editing; to bring into close alliance those editors who desire to advance the prestige and dignity of the editing profession.
    http://ace-filmeditors.org
  • American Communication Association (ACA)

    The American Communication Association (ACA) was founded in 1993 for the purposes of fostering research and scholarship in all areas of human communication behavior, promoting and improving excellence in the pedagogy of communication, providing a voice in communication law and policy, and providing evaluation and certification services for academic programs in communication study.
    http://www.americancomm.org
  • American Copy Editors Society (ACES)

    The American Copy Editors Society (ACES)is membership organization working toward the advancement of copy editors. The associations' aim is to provide solutions to editing problems, training and a place to discuss common issues. ACES is an international members’ alliance of editors working at newspapers, magazines, websites, traditional media outlets, Fortune 500, as well as freelance editors, students and their professors.
    http://www.copydesk.org/
  • American Craft Council (ACC)

    The American Craft Council is a national, nonprofit educational organization founded in 1943. With a mission to promote understanding and appreciation of contemporary American craft, the association celebrates the remarkable achievements of the many gifted artists today who are working with a variety of materials.
    http://www.craftcouncil.org
  • American Design Drafting Association (ADDA)

    The American Design Drafting Association (ADDA) is a professional association for drafters, designers, architects, and engineers in the design drafting or graphic fields.
    http://www.adda.org
  • American Disc Jockey Association (ADJA)

    The American Disc Jockey Association is a national, non-profit association for professional mobile and night club DJs and KJs.
    http://adja.org
  • American Federation of Astrologers (AFA)

    The American Federation of Scientific Astrologers was founded May 4, 1938, formed to encourage and promote the science and art of astrology through research, teaching, lecturing and practice and to develop and promote a correct professional status for astrology.
    http://www.astrologers.com
  • American Film Institute (AFI)

    The American Film Institute (AFI) is America's promise to preserve the history of the motion picture, to honor the artists and their work and to educate the next generation of storytellers. AFI provides leadership in film, television and digital media and is dedicated to initiatives that engage the past, the present and the future of the moving image arts.
    http://www.afi.com
  • American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC)

    The American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC) is the national membership organization of conservation professionals. Its members include conservators, educators, scientists, students, archivists, art historians, and other conservation enthusiasts in over twenty countries around the world.
    http://www.conservation-us.org
  • American Institute of Graphic Art (AIGA)

    The American Institute of Graphic Art (AIGA), the professional association for design, is committed to advancing design as a professional craft, strategic tool and vital cultural force.
    http://www.aiga.org/
  • American Jewish Press Association (AJPA)

    The American Jewish Press Association was founded in 1944 as a voluntary not-for-profit professional association for the English-language Jewish Press in North America. Today, its membership consists of about 250 newspapers, magazines, individual journalists and affiliated organizations throughout the United States and Canada. The combined readership of AJPA member publications is more than 2.5 million. The AJPA mission has remained constant over the years: to enhance the status of American Jewish journalism and to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and cooperative activities among the American Jewish press.
    http://www.ajpa.org
  • American Journalism Historians Association (AJHA)

    Founded in 1981, The American Journalism Historians Association (AJHA) exists to foster research and teaching of journalism history, to provide a forum, and to be a resource. The association defines journalism in its broadest sense to encompass a wide range of mass communication studies.
    http://ajhaonline.org
  • American Musical Instrument Society (AMIS)

    The American Musical Instrument Society is an international organization founded in 1971 to promote better understanding of all aspects of the history, design, construction, restoration, and usage of musical instruments in all cultures and from all periods. The membership of AMIS includes collectors, historians, curators, performers, instrument makers, restorers, dealers, conservators, teachers, students, and many institutional members. All individual members have full voting rights and, with the exception of spouse members, receive the Society's publications
    http://www.amis.org
  • American Photographic Artists (APA)

    The American Photographic Artists is a leading national organization run by and for professional photographers. With a culture that promotes a spirit of mutual cooperation, sharing and support, APA offers outstanding benefits, educational programs and essential business resources to help its members achieve their professional and artistic goals. Headquartered in Santa Fe, NM with chapters in Atlanta, Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, San Diego, San Francisco, Charlotte, the Northwest and Washington, DC, APA strives to improve the environment for photographic artists and clear the pathways to success in the industry. Recognized for its broad industry reach, APA continues to expand benefits for its members and works to champion the rights of photographers and image-makers worldwide.
    http://www.apanational.com
  • American Society for the History of Rhetoric (ASHR)

    The American Society for the History of Rhetoric was organized, in 1977, as the American Branch of the International Society for the History of Rhetoric. The disciplinary interests of members include classics, cultural studies, English, history, linguistics, modern languages, philosophy, and speech communication. ASHR's goal is to promote the study of both the theory and practice of rhetoric in all periods and languages and its relationship with poetics, politics, religion, law, and other cultural influences.
    http://www.ashr.org
  • American Society of Music Arrangers and Composers (ASMAC)

    The purpose of the American Society of Music Arrangers and Composers (ASMAC) is to provide its membership a place to make contact with each other to exchange ideas and information about the art of music and the music industry. A.S.M.A.C. seeks to educate and inform both the general public and the commercial arts community about the roles its members play in the creation of music past and present. A.S.M.A.C. also encourages emerging arrangers and composers in their development.
    http://www.asmac.org/
  • American Society of Architectural Illustrators (ASAI)

    The American Society of Architectural Illustrators, a California based organization, (ASAI), is an international non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement and recognition of the art, science and profession of architectural illustration. Through communication, education and advocacy, the Society strives to refine and emphasize the role of illustration in the practice and appreciation of architecture.
    http://www.asai.org
  • American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP)

    The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a membership association of more than 427,000 U.S. composers, songwriters, lyricists, and music publishers of every kind of music.
    http://www.ascap.com