What are Credentials?

Credentials is an accomplishment measuring system available to members in good standing* at Atlanta Artists Center (AAC). Becoming a Credentialed Member is not mandatory or a requirement of membership, but is strongly encouraged. The program is established entirely to benefit the progressive advancement and development of AAC artists.

Four levels of membership can be achieved by those accomplished artists whose work must consistently demonstrate a high level of skill and command of aesthetics as well as the stated requirements of being a member of Atlanta Artists Center.  

What are the levels of Credentialed Membership?

  1. Juried Memberdownload application form here
  2. Merit Member download application form here
  3. Advanced Merit Memberdownload application form here
  4. Member of Excellencedownload application form here

If there is an outside show you would like to submit for consideration as a credentialed exhibit,
download the request form here and submit to
Atlanta Artists Center
att: Credentials committee for review.

What are the benefits of being a Credentialed Member?

Credentials communicate your level of dedication to the art community and increases your Social Currency, meaning your influence on online and offline communities, social networks, and the standard by which others ascertain your artistic talents. They are beneficial in other important areas including the following:

1Credentials offer a foundation on which the building blocks of an artist’s resume can lie.
2Artist’s level of dedication and discipline can be recognized by competing on state, regional and national levels in addition to local exhibiting. All essential components of the Credentials program.
3Patrons and collectors interested in commissioning new artworks often ask the artist for their resume or curriculum vitae.
4Credentials accomplishments gives artists more credibility in the eyes of the art community and the art buying public. As a result a credentialed artist can expect to increase the price for their work and their reputation enhanced.

How do I get started on my Credentials?

If you are interested in participating in the AAC Credentials Program reply accordingly by email to

Click here to see a list of AAC Credentialed exhibits.

Click here for a list of approved outside Exhibits.

Please refer to the Members Handbook section IV. ABOUT AAC CREDENTIALS for additional instructional information.

* Being a Member in Good standing: your dues are paid and a minimum of 10 volunteer hours has been met annually.

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