The Association of Illustrators is the professional body for illustration in the UK.

Established in 1973, the AOI champions illustrators and the illustration industry with education, promotion and campaigning to achieve a thriving industry for us all.

Memberships are available for illustrators, agents and colleges with discounts available for students and represented artists. Volunteer members also arrange meet ups to connect with other illustrators in your area. They are open to everyone, but members often get a discounted rate.

They also run the annual World Illustration Awards and Prize for Illustration

The Awards celebrate the global nature of illustration. They are an extraordinary moment to enjoy a bird’s eye view of the most exciting work being made, to celebrate the illustrators behind the work, and to showcase the very best of the illustration industry.

Ren Renwick, CEO, The Association of Illustrators

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