Members + Associate Members

I find my AWAD membership really valuable, not to mention lots of fun!

Jessica Lloyd-Smith

Modern ArtBuyer, Bath Spa, England

Interested in joining AWAD?

Use the buttons below to browse this page for information on benefits, eligibility, how to join and more.

WHO is eligible?

  • Women Art Dealers who own (or co-own) their business, of which a major activity is art dealing.
  • Women Art Dealers includes female identifying: gallerists, art advisers & consultants, independent curators and primary/secondary market art dealers.
  • While the majority of Members run for-profit enterprises, the CEO/Executive Director or equivalent of not-for-profit and charitable enterprises is also eligible for to apply.

Please note that the Member (from an engagement and public-facing viewpoint) is the individual, not the business. 
People connect with people!

What are the benefits?

Becoming an AWAD Member provides

  • Access to, and support from, a professional network of vetted art dealers who own their business (like you).
  • Day-to-day support via member-only meetings (London, New York and Global Chapters), online resources and an online forum.
  • Discounts and benefits from select AWAD Partners and conferences.
  • Credibility as a professional who has been accepted AND who operates to AWAD’s Code of Conduct.
  • Professional development in an ever-changing industry.
  • Visits to art collections and private tours of art fairs.
  • Visibility and promotion via and across social media channels.
  • Special events such as panel discussions with industry influencers.
  • Complimentary entry to select fairs.

What are the different levels of Membership?

There are two levels of membership: Member and Associate Member.

MemberTypically this individual has been at business-owning level for a minimum of three-years, full-time.

Associate Member: This is an earlier-stage art dealer whose business is registered, is already trading, has business cards and has online presence. (This Membership level is based on a founding principle of AWAD to support women art dealers at all stages of career.)

How much does it cost to join?

London Chapter + New York Chapter (representing Tri-State area)

$330 USD per year $27.50 per month

Global Chapter

$225 USD per year / $18.75 per month

For each additional Director who joins from the same art dealing enterprise, the monthly subscription is priced at $12.50 USD per month (so if two Members come on board from the same business, the total monthly payment is:  London / NYC $40 USD / Global $31.25 USD)

There is a one-off joining fee of $25 USD

Ready to apply?

Follow 3 simple steps to apply to join AWAD.

1. Choose your Membership Chapter + Level
2. Set up your account and pay for your membership
3. Complete our online application form

I am amazed by what I have learned so far, the speakers have all been incredibly informative as well as practical. I am totally taken with the comraderie of the other members and their willingness to work together as well as share their experiences and information.