The Concept Art Association has members around the world, and is open to students and professionals working in the concept art arena.

Members gain access to networking events

9-month professional mentorship program

Chance to exhibit at the annual member gallery show

Job board

Online member directory

Promotion at LightBox Expo and San Diego Comicon

Nominating and voting in the annual Concept Art Awards show

Tiers and pricing per year

$20 Student

$40 Professional

$15 Awards Membership

$50 Add on Mentorship Program

Our awards membership enables you to be a part of the member voting committee and nominate Professional Art Excellence and Lifetime Achievement recipients.

*Additional Membership features are not included in this tier.

Mentorship Program

The 2023-2024 Mentorship Program is now closed and will reopen in October 2024. The CAA mentorship program is available only as an add on to a student or professional membership.

  • Our mentorship program is only available as an add on to a student or professional membership. It is one of the most affordable industry mentorship programs available but this add on price allows us to put more resources to the program and provide a better experience for our mentors and mentees.

    The mentorship cohorts will give you access to three different mentors across the 9 month program. Beyond the benefits of having direct access to industry professionals in an intimate setting, the group mentoring setup creates camaraderie, friendly competition and exposure to goals and concerns outside of your own. 

    The programs will be split into Seasons, Winter, Spring and Summer and each Season there will be 3-4 cohorts to choose from. Each cohort will meet once a month for one hour for the duration of the season. This will be a total of 3 hours of meetups each Season. Also, you will have access to the exclusive CAA mentorship discord where you can get in touch with your mentor and fellow mentees. Each mentee can pick ONE cohort each season. Each season, sign up for the cohorts will be on a first come first served basis until they are full, therefore we cannot guarantee your first choice for each season.

    This year’s and previous years mentors include: 
John Staub, Marek Madej, Jenny Wang, Phil Saunders, Stephanie Rizo, JP Balmet, Amy Beth Christensen, Greg Hopwood, Imogene Chayes and many more.

For Industry

$250 Industry

In addition to all student/professional membership features, the Industry tier gets you the following:

ability to post jobs to the job board with branding

promotional content on CAA Partners section on site

one virtual company event a year promoted and co-hosted by CAA with the aim of connecting you with our community and highlighting your organization

availability list distribution

For more information, feel free to reach out to the membership team here.