The Resource Page

Namta provides an array of products and services developed to assist members in business.

                      

 

 
Find an Independent Representative

Savings Advantage for Members




Savings programs for members.


 
The Namta Connect Collection


The Theater • Demo Alley • The Cafe • The Gallery Forum


 

Namta Connect Zoom Schedule


How Namta Connect on Zoom Can work for You!


Retailers
These sessions are a great way for YOU and YOUR STAFF to learn about products, and can help make your staff more confident and knowledgeable for your customers.

Suppliers
Sign up to schedule a live session showing your products in Demo Alley. Your Demo doesn't end when Zoom ends - Demos are recorded and made available for all members to watch. - SEE THE STUDIO below.

Sales Representatives
Make sure your suppliers know that you can Demo Alley their products on Namta Connect on Zoom.







Members, you can watch recorded Namta Connect sessions. The Studio is a place for where Namta Members can view past Namta Connect Educational, Demo, and Social recordings.

  • Read about how to use The Studio.
  • Or, go straight into The Studio to view recordings namta.mclms.net - and use your Namta Log In

 





 


The Palette


 

The Palette is a Namta enewsletter with current articles about Art. Artists, and the Art Industry, from the Web.


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  • Member enewsletter each month.
  • Read past issues here- eNews Archives.

 




Namta Members - we can help you promote an available position within you company in Namta's bi-weekly eNews and on the Home Page of Namta.org.


Artist & Art Materials and Retail Studies



FREE for NAMTA Members

Retailer Study - 2018

Namta’s 2018 Retail Study, the second piece of the association’s tri-annual Artist and Art Materials Survey, is now downloadable here.  The 36-page report is free to Namta members.Conducted by The Olinger Group of New Orleans, the study is the fourth report of art materials retailer research (previously studies were done in 2009, 2012, 2015) designed to identify and monitor current and future trends in the art industry. Both US (153) and Canadian (15) art materials retailers participated in the study, which was conducted between February 15 and March 9 of this year.


Artist & Art Materials Study - 2018

NAMTA’s 2018, tri-annual Artist & Art Materials Study is another of NAMTA’s great member benefits and represents the fourth in a series of valuable survey data about the Art Materials business and its customers. The Survey was conducted in the fourth quarter of 2017 for NAMTA by The Olinger Group of New Orleans.


The Namta study was based on an online survey of 7,090 professional artists, student artists, and art hobbyists.  This very large sample size yields a very low margin of error of ± 1.1%.  Every survey involves some degree of error – that is, some difference between the survey result and the actual population result if every member of the relevant population were measured.  A margin of error ± 1.1% means that we are 95% confident that the survey result is within only ± 1.1% of the true population value.  This extremely high degree of precision ensures that the survey-based estimates presented in this report are accurate and trustworthy.
 
Because the population was sampled by inviting respondents to self-select to participate, we are unsure which sources participants came to the survey from.  But considering the large number and variety of participant sources, there should be no particular bias toward respondents from any one particular sample source. - The Olinger Group

The 2018 Artist & Art Materials Study is packaged in 3 reports:
  • Tables and Trending
  • Artists & Art Materials Survey Report
  • Artists & Art Materials Survey Comments
All three reports are FREE to download for Namta members.


Retail Operations Manuals


See All 4 Manuals
  • Managing People 
  • Advertising and Marketing 
  • Merchandising
  • Business Plan

 


101 Tips for Art Materials Retailers (2013)






101 Tips (that don’t include pricing) for Art Material Retailers








Mentoring

The Namta Mentor Program is designed to assist Namta Members* who are in the planning stages of opening an art materials business, or have recently opened their new business and in need of some guidance. Once you have completed the request form, Namta will work to pair you with a member who is experienced in the industry and willing to share their knowledge with you. 

Interested in being a mentor?  Click here for more info and forms.




Essential Reference Guide (ERG) Art Materials Training

 

The Essential Reference Guide (ERG) was written in 2004 and is still used for staff training by some Namta members. After studying the files, members are encouraged take the online test. 

Members who pass the test will receive a Certificate of Acknowledgement from NAMTA.


ART Matters Posters

Two colorful posters, three different sizes to download and print for your office, store, or to give to your local schools and art organizations.  Download for Free

      
        
 



Art Advocacy


Art Advocacy Website
Along with NAMTA.org, NAMTA also offers a site NAMTAartadvocacy.org with facts, information and tools about and for Art Advocacy for everyone. 



 MITRA

 

Take a look at  MITRA, a website about Materials Information and Technical Resources for Artists - and all who are interested.