The National Institute of American Doll Artists (NIADA) was founded in 1963 with a mission to promote handmade dolls as a fine art form. All NIADA members promote dolls as art, as well as the organization and its good will and mission. We have three levels of membership, two of which are dues-paying.

Artist

By requiring the highest artistic standards, NIADA encourages accomplished artists who create entirely original art dolls to strive for the finest realization of their talents. NIADA Artist Membership is awarded through a Three-Part Application Process. Membership duties include: attending business meetings at conferences, performing critiques, volunteering on committees and as officers and board members, participating in online discussions and generally helping to keep the organization running. NIADA Artists pay annual dues and are urged to attend at least one Conference every three years.

 

Annual dues: $50
Due January 1st, 2016

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Patron

Patrons actively support and promote NIADA in a variety of ways, including collecting NIADA dolls, organizing and assisting at conferences and serving on committees. Some Patrons volunteer their time; some volunteer their resources; some volunteer both. Patrons receive benefits such as reduced registration rate for the Annual Conference, an invitation to the annual Artist/Patron luncheon held at the conference and early admission to NIADA shows and sales. Patrons pay annual dues.

 

 

Annual dues: $50
Due January 1st, 2016

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Academic

Academic Members are nominated by a NIADA artist in recognition of their work promoting NIADA. The artist membership votes on each nomination. Academic members do not pay dues. Academic members include museum curators, writers and editors who contribute their professional skills and expertise to bring NIADA artists to the attention of the public.