About Us

Leader in Support, Sustainability and Advocacy 

The International Art Materials Association’s mission is to provide its art/creative materials industry members with the products, services and information they need to grow and prosper. Founded in 1954, the organization’s membership includes retailers, suppliers, sales reps and associates from many countries around the world. Together through their support of Namta, the association is recognized as a leader and unifying force in the support, sustainability and advocacy of art and the art/creative materials business.

Providing Products, Services and Programs
The association provides an array of products, services and programs developed by, and for, its members. It conducts vital research about the industry and shares trends in the art materials business. Its bi-weekly e-newsletter is a leading source of revenue-generating and cost-cutting ideas; training support, advocacy and regulatory information; industry trends plus national and international art materials news. 

Namta Members have:

The RESOURCE Advantage with a steady stream of industry news that includes sales and revenue ideas, training tips, advice from experts and other practical information relevant to the art materials industry.

The NETWORKING Advantage 
opportunity to view the latest products in the industry, attend educational sessions, learn from industry experts and network with fellow members.

The SAVINGS Advantage
 when they receive discounts on insurance, office supplies, shipping and more services that help run their business.