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 APAnational.org||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||—||—||—||—|
- 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.