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Each year AIGA strives to enhance the design profession by
establishing programs and initiatives that reach above and beyond
the scope of simply supporting current members. Your contribution
to AIGA will benefit AIGA programs and initiatives such as the AIGA Design Archives, preserving the
legacy of great work accomplished by our gifted colleagues; Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships,
nurturing the next generation of design leaders; diversity initiatives, to make the profession more inclusive and diverse; and The Legacy Fund to
secure the future of AIGA.
There are three ways to contribute to AIGA:
Whichever method you choose, you’ll be recognized as a designer that gives back to the broader community!
The AIGA Design
Archives online, designed by Second Story Interactive, launched
in 2004 and now contain more than 19,000 selections from AIGA's
competitions, from 1924 to the present, as well as donated
collections. Anyone across the globe can access these vital
materials-from a student in China to a professional in San
Francisco. The most comprehensive collection of American design
excellence in the world, the archives are searchable by a wide
variety of criteria and they are absolutely free to use, providing
daily inspiration to thousands of students, scholars and
The physical artifacts of the AIGA Design Archives are housed at
Denver Art Museum. More than 6,000 original artifacts represent
the complete collection of communication design examples selected
in AIGA's national competitions by jurors of national prominence
each year since 1980. The Archives offer a collection that will be
used for research and exhibitions on popular and visual culture as well as
demonstrating the craft and effectiveness of extraordinary American
design talent. Watch the video.
Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships allow young people from minority and economically
disadvantaged backgrounds to realize their artistic dreams and give
back to their communities. The scholarship program benefits
individual students while helping to offer opportunities in design
to a diverse younger generation who can contribute to increasing
the demographic relevance of the profession.
AIGA has developed a new online archive and traveling exhibition
entitled “Design Journeys,” a collection of stories about the professional
lives, contributions and portfolios of leading African American,
Latino, Native American, Asian American, Southeast Asian and
Pacific Islander designers.
In 2005, the AIGA Task Force on Professional Diversity developed
a list of recommendations for increasing diversity within the
profession. Among the stated goals were to publicize design heroes
of varying backgrounds and create traveling shows of the work of
diverse designers. The “Design Journeys” project seeks to achieve
both-by not only celebrating the stories and work of these
practitioners, but also influencing the next generation of young
people from all backgrounds to consider design as a viable and
Contributions from the profession and the public enable AIGA to
celebrate the legacy of American design and to demonstrate the
value of design. Membership fees allow AIGA to continue to serve
designers today; additional funding is needed for special projects.
These funds have been used in three ways: preservation of AIGA's
archival material, documentation of American design history, and
design education in schools.
Give to the future of the profession. Simply
donate online or download this contribution form and
Send forms to:
164 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10010
212 807 1799
AIGA, the professional association for design, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. To ensure year-end contributions meet the IRS tax-return deadline for the current year, receipt by AIGA must be no later than December 31.
AIGA is and always will be only as strong as the commitment, energy and
generous contribution of designers’ time, ingenuity and financial
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Individuals and organizations who have contributed to AIGA’s Legacy Campaign since July 1, 2009.
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The archives of AIGA serve to identify, preserve and make
available records of enduring value. AIGA's aim is to make
conditions suitable for access and to support research that will
add to the literature of design and to safeguard its legacy.
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NEW YORK—March 5, 2013. A new professional fellowship program developed by Design Ignites Change and AIGA aims to support social impact projects by providing seed funding and mentoring to creative professionals.
NEW YORK—February 12, 2013. AIGA’s Design Leaders Confidence Index inched upward in the fourth quarter of 2012, climbing from 100.51 to 101.72. Given the economic anxiety surrounding the Congressional ultimatum on the “fiscal cliff,” this sustained level of confidence seems to bode well for designers.
NEW YORK—February 5, 2013. A lifetime of achievement in design can take many forms. The 2013
recipients of the AIGA Medal, the highest honor of the design profession,
represent the range of contributions designers make to clients, future
generations and society at large—through inspiration, thoughtful critique,
social impact and the education of future design leaders.
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