Membership and Bylaws

Please click here for a copy of NIA’s Constitution and Bylaws.
Membership application

Northern Indiana Artists, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of contemporary creative art. NIA strives to raise the quality of work produced and the standards of the community.

NIA has been active in Michiana since 1942. Our membership is composed of area artists who have passed an independent jury process.

NIA sponsors exhibits of members’ works and holds meetings for the mutual benefit gained through discussion, lectures, inspiration, scholarships and social contacts. NIA awards scholarships to deserving and emerging artists.

NIA membership includes more than 150 regional artists at all levels of experience. An artist is required to pass an independent jury process to become an Active Member and be able to exhibit with the organization. Artists who work in two or three dimensions are eligible to join.

Throughout the year, NIA exhibits at several locations. There are also four General Meetings held on the second Sunday of the month: September, November, January, and March, with a fifth gathering of some sort in May. Each meeting provides an opportunity to socialize with fellow artists, join in art-related discussions, and to listen to presentations by an art historian and/or regional artist. The organization maintains a website at where events, newsletters and information on upcoming exhibitions are posted. NIA also awards scholarships to deserving and emerging artists who are under the age of eighteen.

Application Process

To apply for membership with NIA you must submit an application and payment, either on paper and check to the P.O. Box address found below or on-line through the on-line form and paypal links below. After we receive both your application and payment the Membership Chairperson with contact you regarding the next step in the jury process.

Click on one of these links to apply for NIA membership:
PDF application
Online application

Once the application and $10 jury fee are received, the Membership Chairman will contact you with the information for the jurying process.

For additional information concerning membership, email Danielle Wilborn, Membership Chairman, or call her at 574-344-3385.


Continuing membership dues of $30 are payable March 1 and delinquent after March 31. A $35 late fee is applicable after March 31.

Dues may be paid online (see below) or by check (made out to Northern Indiana Artists, Inc.) mailed to:

NIA Treasurer
PO Box 906
South Bend, IN 46624

Pay Your Dues Online

Paying your membership dues online is fast, easy, and secure using PayPal. Click on the payment button below, according to your membership status, and you will be taken to the PayPal website, where you will complete your transaction. Once you have finished your payment, PayPal will return you to this website.

Current Member, paying on or before March 31:

Current Member, paying after March 31:

New Member Payments
Application/Jury Fee:

New Member Dues

Annual Dues are $30, but if you are a new member joining between the months of September and February, your first year dues rate is $15. Please do not submit your membership dues until your jury fee has been paid and your application has been processed. Choose one of the PayPal buttons below for your first dues payment.

New Member Dues (paying between September and February):

New Member Dues (paying between March and August):

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