UNIVERSITY ART MUSEUMS AUSTRALIA MEMBERSHIP
University Art Museums Australia (UAMA) is an affiliated group of art museum professionals who each have direct responsibility for an Australian university art museum. UAMA members comprise directors or equivalent museum professionals from university art museums or galleries.
These museums or galleries:
_Conduct a public program of changing exhibitions in a professional space.
_Produce exhibitions and publications from primary research into visual arts culture and practice, history and innovation.
_Have regular opening hours and are open to the public.
_Are responsible for and/or exhibit a university collection of artworks.
_Are eligible for cultural gifts register status under the federal cultural gifts program.
_Have clearly defined Governance and recognised policies.
Organisational membership of UAMA is $1000.00 per annum, including GST. Members are usually invited to meet twice a year. The meetings take place at a host institution in one of the member capital cities, one of which is held in either Sydney or Melbourne each year. Where possible meetings are aligned with significant visual arts events taking place in the host city.
Benefits of membership include:
_Involvement and knowledge sharing with a vibrant community of university art museum professionals.
_Being a part of a national advocacy group that gives direction on issues affecting the sector.
_The opportunity to participate in surveys and research on issues impacting the visual arts sector.
_Eligibility for one of four annual professional development travel grants of $1000.00 for staff at member institutions.
_Regular newsletters with relevant information.
The Application Form can be downloaded here