Photo: Chicago High School for the Arts (Chicago, IL)

Becoming A Member

To become a member of the National Guild, you will need to submit your application through the form below. Once you have selected the membership category you are applying for, you will see the option to fill in detailed information about yourself and/or your organization for the application.

All applications will be reviewed and processed within 5 business days of submission. If you are in need of urgent processing to meet any program or event registration deadlines, please reach out to or (212) 268-3337 ext. 20.


Contact our membership coordinator at or (212) 268-3337 ext. 20.


The following information will be featured in our online member directory


Disciplines Offered
To enhance your benefits and networking opportunities, please provide information on your primary and secondary disciplines offered. All artistic disciplines will display in your member directory profile online without distinction.

Which of the following disciplines comprise your organization or division’s core instructional areas (i.e., majority of students receiving instruction)?                                                                                       

Aside from the primary disciplines listed above, in what other disciplines does your organization provide instruction?                                                                        

Individuals Receiving Benefits
Ensure that everyone at your organization is deepening their knowledge of the field, staying informed of the Guild’s activities, and taking full advantage of professional development and networking opportunities. 

Please provide contact information for all individuals at your organization (including yourself) who wish to receive membership benefits. All of these individuals will receive unique member logins with which they may access our online resources and register for Guild events.

The "Primary Contact" is the organization or division's main representative and will be listed in the member directory. This person is also the primary Organization Admin.

Org Admin
The "Org Admin" is a secondary administrator who manages your organization's account, including updating the organization's online profile, handling renewal/billing, and adding/removing affiliated users.

If you do not want your board chair to be contacted, you may leave this blank.

If you do not want your board chair to be contacted, you may leave this blank.

Personal Contact Information

(If other than USA or Canada, please contact


Annual dues are calculated using the table below:

Annual operating budget for institution or division


Full member & Education Affiliate

$0 - $99,999



$100,000 - $199,999



$200,000 - $299,999



$300,000 - $399,999



$400,000 - $599,999



$600,000 - $799,999



$800,000 - $999,999



$1,000,000 - $1,199,999



$1,200,000 - $1,499,999



$1,500,000 - $1,999,999



$2 million - $2,999,999



$3 million - $3,999,999



$4 million and up




Budget Ranges

Organizational Budget (no commas or decimals please)
If you are a division of a parent organization, please provide the annual operating expenses for your division only

New Member Discount
Full or Education Affiliate members who are joining for the first time or who have not been members for over three years are eligible for 25% off their first year's membership dues. This discount has been automatically calculated into your total due below. Your eligibility for this discount will be reviewed along with your application and you will be invoiced for any balance.

For any questions regarding your membership application and/or discount, please contact




Payment Information

Checks should be made out to:

National Guild
520 8th Avenue, Suite 302
New York, NY 10018

    Please follow these steps for printing your invoice and confirming your application:
  1.     Click 'Submit' (directly below). This will take you to an invoice page.
  2.     Review and print your invoice.  This invoice must be included with your check.
  3.     Click 'Confirm' on the invoice page. This is how the Guild will match your check to your application.