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Who is Namta®


Namta is The International Art Materials Association. Namta members are retail sellers, supplier manufacturers, distributors and importers, and independent representatives of art materials products.

The association's strategy is to provide its art/creative materials industry members with the products, services and information needed to grow and prosper plus be recognized as an international leader and unifying force in the support, sustainability and advocacy of art and the art/creative materials business.

Art Materials Retailers and Dealers - mark April 26-28, 2020 on your calendar for you or your buyers to come and see the phenomenal exhibitors of Art Materials World.

Want to attend - contact Karen or Join Namta

Visit the Art Materials World Page for past and upcoming trade show information.

Click here to Exhibit - or call Rick Munisteri at 704-892-6244.



New Products from Namta Members

Namta Membership

New memberships come with a 100% satisfaction, money-back guarantee.
Art Materials World Trade Show is a member benefit - members do not pay entrance fees to attend.
Visit the Membership Page to join - online or by mail.
Contact Namta for more information.


Independent Sales Representatives


Newsletter   eNews

September 11 issue

Featuring industry, membership, and news items. 

See past issues in the eNews Archives

Positions Available from Namta Member Companies
New Listing from Jacquard Products
New Listing from Faber-Castell

Newsletter   The Palette

September 18 issue

The Palette is Art and Industry news from websites & publications.   

Subscribe for free - available to everyone!


Product Demonstration Videos from Art Materials World Exhibitors

Surveys and Studies

2018 Artist and Art Materials Study

Namta’s 2018, tri-annual Artist & Art Materials Study is another of Namta’s great member benefits and represents the fourth in a series of valuable survey data about the Art Materials business and its customers. The Survey was conducted in the fourth quarter of 2017 for Namta by The Olinger Group of New Orleans.

See all of the Studies . . .


Retail Operations Manuals

Free-for-members. Click here to see them all.



Art Advocacy

Advocacy is the pursuit of influencing outcomes - including public-policy and resource allocation decisions within political, economic, and social spheres.

Namta's Art Advocacy Program works hard to bring you in the art industries and art communities the information and resources you need to support the arts. Namta will inform you when important legislation is pending and when your calls to congress are needed as well as updating you on your representative’s voting records on issues that can affect the arts. Namta Art Advocacy features stories on their website and enewsletters that highlight the arts and how they positively impact education, health and healing, military personnel, and communities. Namta also recognizes it’s members who have given back to the arts in their communities by featuring them on the site and enewsletters as well.

Visitors to the Art Advocacy website, Namtaartadvocacy.org, will also find news, resources, and facts - plus news and resources for Canadian art advocates.

Namta partners with Americans for the Arts whose mission is to build recognition and support for the extraordinary and dynamic value of the arts and to lead, serve, and advance the diverse networks of organizations and individuals who cultivate the arts in America, and with Americans for the Arts Action Fund, a national arts advocacy organization dedicating 100% of their time, money, and political clout to advancing the arts in America with a mission is to mobilize one million citizens to join them in support of the arts and arts education around the country.


The 2019 Application Period has ended. 
Recipients will be announced on October 1.

2019 Grant Sponsors


Funds for the 2018 Grants came from contributions from colart and Fredrix Artists Canvas, along with sales of Art Matters Merchandise.

Would You Like To Help?
Grants are funded by donations and Namta. If you are interested in sponsoring the Grant Program with a donation click the jar to the left to donate online, or you can contact Sue Cohen at Namta at  [email protected].

Click here to see the 2018 Grant Recipients.|

Organizations, Groups, and Individuals

. .  with ideas for advocating and helping through art . . . click here for a list


Newsletter   Art Advocacy NEWS

April 2019  

A quarterly enewsletter with stories and information about advocating for the arts. 
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Art Matters


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