Headquartered in New York, AICA-USA’s membership comprises the largest national section of AICA International: over 400 distinguished critics, curators, scholars, and art historians working throughout the United States.
What are the requirements for joining AICA-USA?
Membership is open to writers working in the United States who publish their work in the fields of scholarship and criticism about modern and contemporary art. Applicants need to demonstrate proven accomplishments; submissions should include at least three articles published in the past three years. Submissions from books, magazines, online journals or blogs, and video are all welcome. These are peer-reviewed by AICA-USA board members as an essential part of the approval process.
Will I need to submit new writing each year to stay current as a member?
No, although members are expected to update their online profiles to reflect any changes in their professional status and areas of interest. Keeping this profile current enables visitors to our website to fully utilize our find a writer search function.
What do my membership dues support?
AICA-USA is one of 63 national sections comprising the International Association of Art Critics (AICA International), a non-governmental organization headquartered in Paris, France. A portion of each national section’s membership due goes to support international membership activities, including an international Congress, held in a different member country each year and open to all members in good standing. AICA-USA’s membership dues also support a host of annual programs, such as our Distinguished Critic Lecture, Annual Awards Ceremony, young critic workshop and mentorship programs, and regional seminars and symposiums.
Does AICA-USA publish submissions by members?
Not at the moment, although our plans for the website include that as a future possibility. Each AICA International Congress includes a call for papers, so that that a member of any of AICA’s national sections can present their topic to an audience of their peers. These papers are published and archived on the AICA International website.
Can I nominate a critic whose writing I like for membership?
Nominations by writers and readers for candidates for membership in AICA-USA are welcome. Please provide information about the nominee via our website contact page, or by mail at:
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