The International Art Materials Association (NAMTA®) is dedicated to promoting the art/creative materials industry. Members include retailers, manufacturers, distributors, importers, and independent reps from around the world. Our mission is to provide members with the products, services and information needed to grow and prosper.

Results from NAMTA's tri-annual Artist Survey are now available for members to download free here. Non-members can download the data for $300. NAMTA received responses from more than 6,000 U.S. and Canadian artists in November  The survey, conducted for NAMTA by Hart Business Research, asked a wide range of questions. The results  will be important to help you shape your business and have a better understanding of the needs, desires, trends and thoughts of your artist customers.

Among many important pieces of data you will learn:
  • If artists have deserted painting and drawing for digital art
  • Is artist spending up or down
  • How do you inspire baby boomers to start creating art again
  • How important are Pinterest and Facebook to artists
  • What should retailers post on social media
  • Has the market share of art supply stores increased
  • What store features are most important to artists
The second part of this important project - a survey of art supply stores - will be conducted in February. A presentation of the surveys' key findings will be presented at NAMTA's 2015 Art Materials World show, April 15-17 in Denver. Additionally, a Market Summary of the data describing market size and trends will be produced in June.

This is the third edition of the study independently conducted in 2009, 2012, and 2015 and it is the ONLY current national survey of artists in the USA and Canada.

Thank You Study Sponsors
A. Franklin & Associates Ampersand Art Supply Blick Art Materials Canson
Crescent Cardboard
Daler-Rowney Escoda Sabatés F+W Media Faber-Castell
Fredrix Artist Canvas/Tara Materials
Gamblin Artist Colors Global Art Materials
Golden Artist Colors 
Grafix Grimstad Comerford Group HK Holbein
Jack Richeson & Co.
Logan Graphic Products Princeton Artist Brush
R & F Handmade Paints
Reeves & Associates SAMPRO-Hammer & Associates
Speedball Art Products
Strathmore Artist Papers

NAMTA's Art Materials World 2015

Thank You Art Materials World 2015 Sponsors
Ampersand Art Supply Artograph Chartpak DecoArt Excel Hobby Blades
F+W Media Faber-Castell Fredrix Artist Canvas/Tara Materials
Golden Artist Colors Grafix Pentel Arts

    A great opportunity to meet the people I currently do business easy was to see new vendors and their products. 
- Deborah Nicholson. Hyatt's All Things Creative

NAMTA's Art Advocacy Program

NAMTA helps its 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 and who, too, have devoted significant resources to collect, collate and package Art Advocacy information.

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