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The Association's members are retail sellers, supplier manufacturers, distributors and importers, publishers, creative professionals, and independent representatives of Fine Art Supplies & Arts and Crafts Supplies. The Association provides members with an annual Trade Show and Information to help them in their businesses. We continue to work to have our members recognized as an international unifying force in the support, sustainability and advocacy of the Fine Art Supplies & Arts and Crafts Supplies industries.

WELCOME past Creativation/AFCI Members!

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"JOANN is proud to celebrate this milestone, as AFCI and Namta merge to better serve the craft industry. We are excited that all arts and crafts professionals can now come together to share, connect, and learn at one event. We look to the show each year as an opportunity to meet with existing and potential vendors, to see inspiring new ideas and products from around the world, and to connect with other industry leaders from around the world." 
- Josh Belt, Director, Wholesale & Channel Strategy, JOANN

 There’s only one place to be April 10 -12 (Education April 8 and 9) - in Orlando, Florida at Art Materials World featuring Creativation 2022!


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EDUCATION - Present a Business Seminar or Workshop  The deadline has passed to submit proposals, however if you are interested please contact Savannah Davis
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Namta does not contract with, or authorize anyone to contact our members regarding hotels for the conference and trade show.

Namta does not sell membership or trade show attendee lists - ever! If you are contacted by anyone trying to sell lists, please forward the email to [email protected].

January 2022 Issue

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2021 Namta Art Advocacy Grants have been awarded to:

  • Indigenous Wellness Art Therapy Program at the Institute of American Indian Arts
  • Art Therapy Studio's Social Justice Art Therapy Program


Thank you to colart and Grimstad Comerford DelValle Group for their generous support to the Grant Program.


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
6 Make-You-Think Statistical Points
by David Pyle - Pyle Creative Studios



Position Title: Account Sales Manager
Position Location: Remote
Contact: Send cover letter and resume to Joe
Domeier at [email protected]
Start Date: Estimted to be March 1, 2022

Hahnemühle USA is looking for a motivated and high-performing Account Manager to join our dedicated team. Priorities include market growth, ongoing customer acquisition and satisfaction, competitive over-sight, and awareness of opportunities in both the e-tail/retail business as well as OEM opportunities. The position oversees assigned Traditional Fine Art client partners.

Check out our list of opportunities and job descriptions at dixoncareers.com, or feel free to contact Emily Dery today at [email protected]. Your next colorful journey awaits!

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Members can watch recorded Namta Connect sessions in The Studio - includes   past Namta Connect Educational, Demo, and Social recordings.
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