The Benefits of SILA Membership include:
- Illustration West Competition: A guaranteed Call For Entries to the Annual Illustration West Competition. All accepted entrants will be published on our Illustration West website, illustrationwest.org. As a SILA member, you are entitled to discount fees.
- Events: Members receive advance notice of upcoming events. New Members receive a free entry to any one event for that member and one guest. Events typically include well-known speakers, pricing sessions, portfolio reviews, workshops – and parties. Come meet your fellow illustrators, students, reps and art buyers.
- Discounts: A discount off ads on theispot and 15% discount on Yodelist database subscriptions.
- Portfolio on SI-LA.org: Members get their own online portfolio and contact page easily maintained by the member.
- Air Force Art Program: The U.S. Air Force offers Regular (Professional) SILA members the opportunity to travel and illustrate the various activities of the Air Force at home and abroad.
- Job referrals and Membership Directory: SILA maintains files on member illustrators for job referral purposes. SILA Members will be listed in the SILA Directory, which you can use for networking.
How to Join
- Choose your Membership Category
- Regular: Professional illustrators, animators, artists, etc. Annual Dues: $115
- Associate: Art directors, designers, artist representatives, vendors, etc. Annual Dues: $115
- Initiate: In preparation for regular membership – those who are out of school and/or do not have a professional portfolio. This category is limited to a maximum of 4 years. Annual Dues: $70
- Student: Those who are currently students must supply school and instructor information. Annual Dues: $40
- Prepare 10 samples of your best work to submit for review, or a link to your online portfolio.
- Digital Samples: Please provide a link to your online portfolio or submit your samples electronically with our online application.
- Printed Samples: Tearsheets or prints may be submitted by mail.
- Complete the Application
- Pay all appropriate dues in one of the following ways:
• Online Payment
• Zelle from your bank to email@example.com
• Check or Money Order – payable to: SILA P.O. Box 8143, Los Angeles, CA 91409
- Online Payment
Or Zelle through your bank to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Check or Money Order – payable to: SILA
P.O. Box 8143, Van Nuys, CA 91409