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 and CHA to Co-Locate at 2014 Art Materials World
NAMTA and the Craft and Hobby Association (CHA) will co-locate at NAMTA's Art Materials World Trade Show and Conference in Pittsburgh, April 30 - May 2, 2014.
"We are very excited at the prospects of these two well-respected associations working more closely to deliver greater benefits and value to their members, exhibitors and conference attendees," said NAMTA Executive Director, Reggie Hall. "Our associations, our members and our industries overall continue to face a wide range of challenges and this partnership will address those challenges to benefit everyone involved."
The NAMTA Membership Advantage
NAMTA provides its members with an advantage in the art/creative materials industry.
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 >