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Thank you for considering a membership in American Photographic Artists (APA).

APA exists to provide business tools that help photographic artists of all levels run a smarter, more creative, and profitable business. Established in 1981, APA has a strong heritage of providing benefits, which help our members achieve creative and financial success. Our member benefits come in many forms: partner discounts, event discounts, member pricing on our APA Awards competition, access to members-only content, and much more. Additionally, by joining the APA, individual artists join a community which can amplify their voice on the National stage.

Member Benefit Leader $500 / yr $45 / month Professional $350 / yr $32 / month Associate $225 / yr $21 / month Supporter $125 / yr $12 / month Contributor $50 / yr  
Searchable Online Portfolio Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Discounts on APA Events and Competitions Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Access To Members' Only Content Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Access to Virtual APA Member Card Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Discounts on Hardware, Software, Web Services Yes Yes Yes Yes
Eligible for Professional Insurance Plans Yes Yes Yes Yes
Eligible to purchase APA Pro Media Photo ID Card Yes Yes Yes
Eligible to Attend Chapter Portfolio Reviews* Yes Yes Yes
Eligible to Serve and Vote on Chapter and National Issues Yes Yes
One page in APA Annual Sourcebook Sent to Top Creatives Yes Yes
Contribute Content to Yes Yes
Eligible for images to be featured in Hire An APA Pro marketing to Creatives. Yes Yes
Recognized for Your Contribution as an APA Leader / APA homepage rotation Yes
Leader members show up before everyone else in all Hire An APA Pro search results. Yes
Leaders are entitled to the maximum 10 photo searchable photo specialties and 10 images in their Hire An APA Pro Portfolio. Yes

Membership Policies

  • For your convenience, all APA memberships automatically renew.
  • Individual memberships are annual and non-transferable.
  • Please note that monthly payment plans are billed in 30-day intervals. The option of monthly (30-day interval) payments is designed to make APA membership more accessible; it represents a commitment to a full year's membership.
  • No refunds are available for membership dues.
  • Find answers to membership frequently asked questions

Additional Member Information

Not all APA chapters conduct Portfolio Reviews. Please check with individual chapters.

For all other membership questions, please contact: APA National Membership Representative.

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