The International Art Materials Association (NAMTA) is the world’s largest association dedicated to promoting the art/creative materials industry. Members include retailers, manufacturers, distributors and importers from around the world. Our mission is to provide members with the products, services and information needed to grow and prosper.
The NAMTA Membership Advantage
NAMTA provides its members with an advantage in the art/creative materials industry. The association provides members with the products, services, networking and information they need to grow and prosper.
Hear from NAMTA Members!
To help its members better navigate through the wide range of "people issues" they face each day NAMTA has created the first in a series training manuals authored, reviewed and edited by art materials retailers.
Managing People addresses the core challenges faced every day by independent art materials retailers.
The manual contains a variety of sample forms to help you update your programs and it offers a wide range of suggestions and best practices. Click here for more >
Many of the industry’s most experienced and respected art material retailers have shared a little of their wisdom with NAMTA and you are the beneficiary. We asked these longtime retailers to tell us what three pieces of advice they’d give any art material retailer...especially those who weren’t as experienced.
NAMTA recently conducted a major piece of art material industry research and from it have been created 10 Business Tools designed to increase revenue, improve customer service and better manage your business. The Business Tools are free to members. Click here >