IACA members invite
you to join us in promoting, preserving and protecting the arts and
culture of the American Indian. All Members agree to adhere to the IACA
Code of Ethics
to honestly represent American Indian arts and crafts.
Each category has different benefits. You can download your
IACA Membership application at the bottom of this page.
Applicants for Artist, Wholesale or Retail membership should
review the IACA Vetting Process prior to applying.
Any individual who
is a member of a federally or state recognized Indian Tribe or is
certified as an Indian artisan by a Indian Tribe; or, any individual who
can provide official documents from the Canadian government certifying
his/her status as a Canadian Registered Indian, Metis or Inuit.The
artist/craftsperson membership is only for an individual artist selling
their own work.
Individual or business
that purchases goods directly from Native American artists for
resale to retailers; or, an individual or business that employs
American Indian artists to produce handmade products for
resale to retailers.
Wholesale - $235/year
Retail - $235/year
actively engaged in the Indian arts and crafts industry by selling such
products to the ultimate consumer for their personal use.
Membership in this
category is open to those individuals or businesses who provide items
used in the making of Indian arts and crafts, Native products that are
not considered art or products which other member organizations might
sell in their stores.
Subsequent Location - $70/year
membership is the primary membership; additional locations thereafter
are Subsequent Locations. In order to qualify, ownership must be the
same as that of the approved primary location.
Tribal Enterprise, Cooperative or Guild - $235/year
Open to those
organizations which are official tribal enterprises, cooperatives or
Museum - $75/year
Open to any
institution devoted to the traditional activities of museums. This
category is not open to retail shops located within museums, as they are
required to seek membership in the Retail category.
Associate Organization - $105/year
organizations involved in the Indian arts and crafts industry that wish
to support the goals and activities of IACA, but do not meet the
criteria of any other category.
IACA Collector's Guild - Individual
$70/year, Joint $90/year
Open to all
individuals interested in the ethical representation and marketing of
Indian arts; and, are part of the crafts industry for personal pleasure
rather than for business purposes. This category is not open to anyone
purchasing products for the purpose of resale. Joint memberships
available for two members residing at the same address. Read More.
Sustaining - $130/year
Open to individuals
or businesses wishing to support the goals and activities of IACA, but
do not meet the criteria of any other category. Must provide three
Student - $35/year
the ages of 12 and 22 who is interested in Native American arts and
crafts. Student eligibility is evidenced by a photocopy of the student's
ID or other documentation indicating enrollment in an educational
IACA Member Applications
Wholesale, Retail, Tribal and Ancillary Member Application
Museum, Collector, Sustaining, Associate and Student Member