National Society for Education in Art & Design

Membership Portal

We are the leading voice for art, craft & design education across all sectors, all phases throughout the UK and beyond.

On this portal, you can join our Trade Union and Professional Body: Take a look at the options below.

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Member benefits

Protecting you at work

Specialist employment advice*
Legal representation*
Consultations and campaigns
Promote and protect our subject
* Trade Union members only

Supporting your career

AD and iJade publications ✝
Special Interest Groups
Member Wellbeing Service
Promotion and advertising
✝ Online only for student members

Inspiring you and your learners

Member-only resources
Member-only NSEAD Facebook Groups
Discounted CPD and events
Fortnightly newsletter
Coming Summer 2023: The Big Landscape Curriculum Development Website

On one level I am part of a subject specialist community of Art & Design educators who share ideas and resources. On another level, in times of need, I can access personalised help to get me back to work with support and guidance. I feel, with NSEAD, so well supported and in caring hands.

Jacqueline Thomas, NSEAD Trade Union Member

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Trade Union

Discounted rates if you are:

- Part Time
- An ECT

  • Trade Union protection and representation
  • Legal and employment advice
  • Free Professional Associate membership
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Professional Associate

Discounted rates if you are:

- Part Time
- An ECT
- Work in Primary
- An Artist Educator*

  • AD magazine, iJade Journal and teaching resources
  • Discounted CPD and events
  • Member Assistance Programme

*Artist Educator membership is only available to those whose main income is via self-employment as an arts practitioner*

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Trainee Teacher

For any art and design education trainee teacher

  • Just £1 for your trainee year
  • Trade Union and Professional Associate member benefits*
  • Discounted Student to ECT pathway
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- All Schools and MATs
- Art & Design Departments
- Cultural Organisations

  • Professional Associate member benefits
  • Discounted CPD and events
  • AD magazine, iJade Journal and teaching resources
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*Online publications only