International Journal of Art & Design Education

Cover image for Vol. 34 Issue 1

Edited By: Jeff Adams

Impact Factor: 0.232

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 196/219 (Education & Educational Research)

Online ISSN: 1476-8070

Society Information


The National Society for Education in Art and Design established in 1888, is the leading national authority on art, craft and design in education: it offers its members the combined benefits of a professional subject association and a trade union.

NSEAD members develop and reappraise the Society's policies to support and sustain its principle aims of promoting the cause of art, craft and design education. The Society gives its members a clear voice in government consultations and it provides up-to-date information about developments in the field.

The Council of the NSEAD is made up of art, craft and design educators from all sectors of education and from all regions of the United Kingdom.

All Honorary and Full Members - and Associate Members who are in their first year of teaching - have access to support similar to that provided by other teachers' unions. Student and Life Members also have the option to receive full trade union benefits. For a membership fee comparable to other unions the NSEAD provides not only trade union services but all the functions of a specialist subject association/learned society.

Full members are entitled to trade union and professional benefits including: Advice on all aspects of employment in education: salaries, pensions, contracts, work place difficulties, health and safety, and redundancy. Legal aid is provided if necessary.

Participation in the Society's affairs - the opportunity to stand for election to Council and its sub-committees and to vote in trade union ballots. Insurance against theft of personal effects at place of work for members in the UK to a limit per claim of 100; legal liability cover of 1,000,000 and reduced insurance rates with Commercial Union Assurance.

Discounts on admission charges at a number of galleries and museums and on some NSEAD publications.

INSET opportunities through a programme of national and regional events and the chance to make contact with colleagues from all phases of education across the UK and overseas.

Publications include 4 newsletters and 3 issues of the International Journal of Art & Design Education each year, occasional papers and access to the Society's mail order specialist booklist.

Membership Categories
Full - membership is available to teachers or lecturers in full-time or part-time employment, administrators, local authority advisers' education consultants, museum and gallery educators and others who support the objects of the Society.

Corporate - membership is available to colleges, faculties and university departments, either free standing or within a collegiate institute, with students following courses in art and design or art and design education. Secondary school or tertiary college departments or faculties of art and design/design and technology/creative arts are also eligible for corporate membership. Such membership shall be represented by a named representative of the staff concerned with art and design/design and technology/cre ative arts.

Corporate Primary Sector - membership is available to schools which cater in part or whole for children between the ages of 3 and 11 years and those from which children have left before their fourteenth birthday. Membership will be vested in a school representative.

Associate - membership includes retired teachers and lecturers who are not eligible or do not choose to become life members of the Society, teachers and lecturers based overseas, and teachers in their first year of full or part-time teaching.

Student Teacher Membership - includes a subscription to either the International Journal of Art & Design Education or to START magazine.

Commercial - membership is available to commercial agencies (excluding those managed by local authorities) offering inspection, advice and consultancy for any phase of art and design education.

Methods of Payment
The membership year is from 1st October to 30th September and subscriptions may be paid by a number of methods including monthly, quarterly or annual direct debit.

Tax allowance may be claimed in respect of 9/10ths of the annual subscription paid to the Society. Pro-rata payments for those who wish to join part way through the year can be calculated on the basis of each full month remaining.

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