Become a Member

AENJ Membership Dues Rates*:

$50 for Active Member
$20 for First Year Teachers
$20 for Undergraduate Students
$20 for Retired Educators

*Membership dues are tax-deductible and the cost of attendance at professional meetings (hotel, travel, meal costs with receipts) is claimable.  Membership dues are not refundable.

Your AENJ membership is based on an anniversary date; membership begins on the date you join and expires on the same date, one year later. For example, if you join AENJ on August 12, 2020, your membership will need to be renewed on August 12, 2021.

You will receive your membership number via email. Please save this number for your records to access the Membership Portal for all future transactions.

Members of AENJ enjoy many benefits for their students and themselves including:

  • Students Curated Art Exhibitions several times a year for students of members
  • Student curated participation in Youth Art Month
  • Student scholarships and grants
  • Awards and Recognition
  • Membership dues are tax-deductible and the cost of attendance at professional meetings (hotel, travel, meal costs with receipts) is claimable.
  • Regular WebBeat E-Newsletters to keep you informed
  • Yearly “ArtBeat” Digital Magazine
  • Discounted rates for Fall Conference
  • Discounted rates for PD workshops, presentations, and meet-ups throughout the year
  • Member Art Exhibitions open only to AENJ members
  • College and Graduate School Scholarships available only to AENJ members or their students
  • Professional Development Grants for members
  • Access to Professional Learning Communities and networking
  • Your membership number will earn you discounts or free admittance at the following museums and galleries!

Guggenheim Museum
Receive an Educator Pass for Free Admission; send a written request on school stationary to: Miriam Bader, Education Coordinator, Guggenheim Museum, 1071 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10128 

Morris Museum
AENJ members receive Member Rate on Adult Art Workshops/Programs; mention you are an AENJ member during registration & show AENJ membership number in the online portal the day of program.

Newark Museum
Free Admission with AENJ proof of membership (AENJ online Membership portal).

Princeton University Art Museum
No Admission Fee

The Met
10% discount at the retail shop with AENJ proof of membership.  (in store only, not online)

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