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Did you know that when you join Illustrators Australia, you are joining one of the only national peer support networks for Illustrators in the entire industry?

That makes us pretty unique. Much like our little Platypi friend.

Illustrators Australia is run by Illustrators, for Illustrators. We are a large community of like-minded creatives, you can learn more about us here. We promote our members work through exhibitions and events, advocate for greater visibility with our very own Platypi industry book and support our members with advice, education and resources.

Illustrators Australia is open to all Australian and New Zealand residents, or Australian and New Zealand illustrators working overseas. We welcome all types of illustration from traditional to digital and we'd love to have you! Check out our full range of benefits and memberships below:

Illustration courtesy of Richard Morden

Member benefits:

  • Showcase your portfolio on IA’s website featuring up to 15 images, bio, links and contact details 
  • Participate in IA exhibitions, seminars, mentorships and workshops
  • Feature in the IA Platypi industry book sent to PR, Advertising and Publishing agencies
  • Peer support via IA’s members-only Facebook page 24/7
  • Keep updated on local and international illustration events and competitions via our newsletter and social media, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter!
  • Members-only Discounts on goods and services from industry partners
  • Access to member-only online resources including copyright, pricing and client relationship guidelines 
  • Contribute and learn new skills by joining our committee or volunteering
  • Members of the Australian Society of Authors are eligible for discounted memberships
     

Membership levels and prices

Professional- $220 inc GST Annually 

For professionals looking to showcase their work, offer knowledge and support to other members. All Professional level applicants have their portfolio assessed by peers to ensure that the highest quality of work and professional business practices are met. 

  • Open to illustrators living and working in Australia

  • Open to Australian illustrators assessed as professional who are living overseas (less GST)

  • 15 images in portfolio via IA Website

  • Front page showcase

  • Access to member resources & discounts

  • Access to members only FB group

  • Voting rights

Please complete the form here and upload 6-12 PDF images < 4Mb size file here for review. We will respond via email within 7 working days.
 

Establishing- $150 inc GST Annually

For Illustrators in the stages of developing a professional business practice looking to showcase their work, access resources and industry knowledge.

  • Open to Australian Residents or Australians living and working overseas (less GST).

  • 6 images in portfolio via the IA Website

  • Access to member resources & discounts

  • Access to members only FB group

  • Voting rights

Click here to register and pay. You will have access to your portfolio within 7 working days. 


Student and Graduate- $80 inc GST Annually 

For current students (ID required) and those in their first year after graduation keen to learn more about illustration and industry.

  • 3 images in portfolio via the IA Website

  • Access to member resources & discounts

  • Eligible for 2 years post graduation

  • Access to members only FB group

Click here to register and pay. You will have access to your portfolio within 7 working days. 
 

Affiliate​- $150 inc GST Annually

For professionals who are already members of similar creative bodies, associations, agency or industry representatives such as the ASA, AGDA or Cartoonist Association. 

  • 6 images in portfolio via IA Website

  • Access to member resources & discounts

  • Open to all interested professionals who are already members of bodies in a similar field e.g. ASA, AGDA, Cartoonist Association

  • Access to members only FB group

Click here to register and pay. You will have access to your portfolio within 7 working days. 


Organisational​- $330 inc GST Annually 

For organisations like agencies, associations, publishers, festival producers and educational organisations wanting to Industry partnership with IA for greater benefit. 

  • Organisation members are eligible for an IA Affiliate membership

  • Prize supplied for educational institutions 

  • Speaking or sponsorship opportunities for educational institutions, festivals and seminars.

  • Cross-promotional support in newsletter & on social media

  • Link to Website

Email us directly memberships@illustratorsaustralia.com.au for more info.
 

Payments

If you would like to set up quarterly or half-yearly payments email memberships@illustratorsaustralia.com and let us know, we will forward you a different link to get you off on the right foot.
 

Member Discounts

IA members enjoy 10% discounts from the following high recommended suppliers and supporters:

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20% discount available
on one-off subscriptions. 
Contact us at
office@illustratorsaustralia.com
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