The Association of Illustrators was established in 1973 to promote illustration, advance and protect illustrators' rights and encourage professional standards. It has successfully increased the standing of illustration as a profession and improved commercial and ethical conditions of employment.
The mission of the Society is to promote the art and appreciation of illustration, as well as its history and evolving nature, and to encourage high ideals through exhibitions, lectures, education, and by fostering a sense of community and open discussion.
The American Society of Architectural Illustrators (ASAI) was founded in 1986 as a professional organization to represent the business and artistic interests of architectural illustrators throughout North America and around the world.
An Australia based non profit organisation run by illustrators for illustrators, with portfolios of 300+ members.
The Pittsburgh Society Of Illustrators is the fourth largest society of professional illustrators in the United States.
The Illustrators' Guild of Ireland is a non-profit organisation established in 2000 to support the development of illustration in Ireland by showcasing illustrators' work and by fostering links with similar organisations at home and abroad.
The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, formed in 1971 by a group of Los Angeles based writers for children, is the only international organization to offer a variety of services to people who write, illustrate, or share a vital interest in children's literature. The SCBWI acts as a network for the exchange of knowledge between writers, illustrators, editors, publishers, agents, librarians, educators, booksellers and others involved with literature for young people.