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.

NAMTA Art Advocacy

NAMTA's Art Advocacy website helps members find the resources and tools they need to address a wide range of Art Advocacy issues that can develop in their community. NAMTA has partnered with a variety of not-for-profit associations that share NAMTA's objectives. Visit to take a look!

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.
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NAMTA's Retail Operations Manuals

Members can click to download Advertising and Marketing, the second volume in the Retail Operations Manual series. This edition focuses on the wide array of digital marketing channels available to a business today, with the importance of traditional media like radio, TV and newspaper also covered. Includes important information on how to brand your business, create a year around advertising budget to fit your company and develop a sensible marketing plan.

Click here for Volume 1 - Managing People.


NAMTA's Who's Who Directory was recently updated. Be sure to download and save or print your copy.






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