Membership Levels

ATADA has multiple membership levels to suit your needs. To get started, please select the appropriate level below:

Full Membership

This class of membership is intended for dealers and other professionals with a business interest in tribal arts. A Full Member is defined as an individual or business entity who has been active for two or more years in the area of antique tribal arts such as dealers, restorers, appraisers, publishers, book dealers, show promoters, etc. Business entities must provide the name of the principals – anonymous business entities will be accepted in rare circumstances and only as approved in advance by the BOD (Board of Directors). 

Membership Benefits

  • Complete Directory Listing
    including: logo, business specialties, website and contact links, images and more.

  • Featured inventory item listed in the ATADA.org Marketplace

  • Collection insurance coverage

  • Inventory insurance coverage

  • Voting privileges in ATADA elections

  • Eligible to be on board of Governors

  • Eligible to serve on committees

  • Eligible to chair committees

  • May contribute to resource archive

  • May exhibit at any ATADA-sponsored event

  • May use ATADA logo on advertising, letterheads, etc.

Application Process:

  1. Read the ATADA Bylaws ➤ (click here)

    Full Members of ATADA are required to uphold ethical standards as defined in the ATADA Bylaws, and must agree to honor the ATADA guarantee of authenticity and condition for all American Indian and Tribal Art sales. Conditions of membership as an ATADA Full Member are listed in the ATADA Bylaws.

  2. Fill out the Online Application Form. You will need:

    References: Provide the names of two Full Members, who have been had this status for at least two years and who support your application.

    The initial application fee is $200, with dues of $375 per annum.

    *Additional galleries owned by the same member may be listed at $150/year per additional location.
    Email director@atada.org for information on how to obtain additional location listings.

  3. Application Review:

    Your application will then be presented to the ATADA Membership for comment. The ATADA Membership will have fourteen days from the date of notification to comment on your application.

    The Board of Directors will review your application, contact your references, and consider any comments from the ATADA Membership making a final decision to accept or reject your application.

    During the review process, you may not make use of the ATADA Logo or make any claims to membership in the association.

    In the event that your application is rejected, all fees/dues paid will be returned to you.

ATADA requires an e-mail address and a phone number for communications within organization. If a member does not wish to publish the email address and/or phone number, it can be unlisted and used only for official ATADA communications. 

Full Members are entitled to vote in ATADA elections, have a complete listing in the Online Members Directory, and may use the ATADA logo in any advertising and on their web sites or E-bay listings.

Once full approval has been obtained, you may apply for ATADA group insurance benefits and a full listing with image will be published in the online Member Directory.

Inventory & Collection Insurance

Members are entitled to purchase ATADA Group Insurance for both private and commercial collections. The commercial policy covers inventory while being shipped, in transit, and at shows, as well as permanent places of business. The rates for the private collection insurance are very attractive and depend on the type of item or size of the collections.
Click Here to find out more about the ATADA Members group insurance which is provided by our partners at
Flather & Perkins, Inc.

Auction Houses

Auction Membership is available to licensed and accredited Auction House(s) and their personnel staff (“Auctioneers”).

Membership Benefits

  • Complete Listing in the Online Directory

  • Item listing in the ATADA.org Marketplace

  • Collection insurance coverage

  • Inventory insurance coverage

  • Eligible to serve on committees

  • Eligible to chair committees

  • May contribute to resource archive

  • May exhibit at any ATADA-sponsored event

  • May use ATADA logo on advertising, letterheads, etc.

Application Process:

Read the ATADA Bylaws ➤ (click here)

Conditions of membership as an ATADA Auction House Member are listed in the ATADA Bylaws.
As Auction House customarily accept their items on consignment and do not customarily engage in the buying and selling of Antiques Tribal Art in or under their own name(s), Auction Members are exempt from Article X of these By-Laws.

  1. Fill out the Online Application Form. You will need:

    References: Provide the names of two Full Members, who have been had this status for at least two years and who support your application.

    The initial application fee is $200, with dues of $375 per annum.

    *Additional galleries owned by the same member may be listed at $150/year per additional location.
    Email director@atada.org for information on how to obtain additional location listings.

  2. Application Review:

    Your application will then be presented to the ATADA Membership for comment. The ATADA Membership will have fourteen days from the date of notification to comment on your application.

    The Board of Directors will review your application, contact your references, and consider any comments from the ATADA Membership making a final decision to accept or reject your application.

    During the review process, you may not make use of the ATADA Logo or make any claims to membership in the association.

    In the event that your application is rejected, all fees/dues paid will be returned to you.

ATADA requires an e-mail address and a phone number for communications within organization. If a member does not wish to publish the email address and/or phone number, it can be unlisted and used only for official ATADA communications. 

Once full approval has been obtained, you may apply for ATADA group insurance benefits and a full listing with image will be published in the online Member Directory.

Inventory & Collection Insurance

Members are entitled to purchase ATADA Group Insurance for both private and commercial collections. The commercial policy covers inventory while being shipped, in transit, and at shows, as well as permanent places of business. The rates for the private collection insurance are very attractive and depend on the type of item or size of the collections.
Click Here to find out more about the ATADA Members group insurance which is provided by our partners at
Flather & Perkins, Inc.

Associates (Collectors)

An Associate is defined as an individual who has a non-business interest in antique tribal arts such as collectors, retired dealers, etc. 
Note: If you are an active dealer or an active art professional with more than 2 years in business, you must apply for, or upgrade to, a Full Membership. 

Associate Member Privileges:

  • Listed on website (name only)

  • Collection insurance coverage

  • Eligible to serve on committees

  • Eligible to chair committees

  • May contribute to resource archive

  • May exhibit at any ATADA-sponsored event

Associate Member Restrictions:

  • No inventory insurance coverage

  • No voting privileges

  • Not eligible to be on board of Governors

  • May not use ATADA logo in advertising, letterheads, etc.

Application Process:

  1. Read the ATADA Bylaws ➤ (click here)

    Associate Members of ATADA are required to uphold ethical standards as defined in the ATADA Bylaws.

  2. Fill out the Online Application Form.

    For Associates there is no application fee and Associate dues are $150 per annum.  For new applicants, payment of the annual dues is required at the time of application.

  3. Application Review:

    Your application will be reviewed promptly and you will be contacted with any questions.

    After approval of your application, your name will be added to the Associate Member roster on the ATADA website.

    Your personal contact information will not be listed; however, you must provide a street address, phone number and e-mail address for communication with ATADA.
    If an associate does not wish to have their name published on the ATADA website, they may opt-out by contacting the Executive Director after completing the online application.

Associate members are welcome to attend general meetings, but shall not have the right to vote on matters of the Association. 
Associates may NOT use the ATADA logo in any advertising and may NOT post the digital version of the ATADA logo on any web sites or eBay, Etsy or similar listings and services.

COLLECTION INSURANCE

ATADA is pleased to announce that it has a group insurance plan available to associates of the organization. The rates for the private collection insurance are very attractive and depend on the type of item or size of the collections.  
Click Here to find out more about the ATADA Members group insurance rates.

Museums

This class of membership is intended for tribal arts museums and museum professionals with an interest in tribal arts.

  • A Museum Member is defined as museum or a museum professional who has an interest in antique tribal arts.

  • Museum Members have no vote in ATADA elections; however, they are entitled to a limited listing in the ATADA Members Directory.

Application Process:

  1. Read the ATADA Bylaws ➤ (click here)

  2. Fill out the Online Application Form.

  3. Select the Museum Membership level.

    There is no application fee and no annual dues for Museum Membership.

  4. Application Review:

    ATADA performs background checks on all Museum Membership Applicants to confirm that the application is authentic. The Board of Directors must approve your application, and has up to 30 days from receipt of your application to make a decision.

    After approval of your application, your name, the museum name, address, phone number, email, and museum web URL will be listed in the ATADA directory.

    You may choose that your contact information be unlisted, however in all cases, you must provide a phone number and email address for communication with ATADA.