Alicia Merrett, Blue Remembered Hills, 2018 (detail)

Volunteer Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in volunteering for SDA. Our committees are a great way to meet other SDA members across the country. All meetings take place via video conference on laptop or telephone, at a time convenient to all committee members. The workload on standard committees is very manageable.

SDA standing committees include:

Board + Executive Board


Equity, Access + Integration





Grants & Awards




Other committees, like Conference + Programming and Nominating, operate when needed. If you are interested in joining a committee, complete the form below.

SDA Board + Executive Board*

  • Provides leadership to SDA
  • Board members serve three years and also serve on at least one committee
  • Meets monthly via teleconference

*Executive Board includes, President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Executive Director

Skill sets especially useful include: fundraising, membership, leadership, collaboration and networking. We seek candidates from diverse communities, international members and emerging artists. For more information, please contact SDA President.

    Education Committee

    • Provides opportunities, resources, and community to students and educators
    • Oversees Outstanding Student and Creative Promise Awards, and the Educator Grant
    • Organizes programming for students and educators

    Equity, Access and Integration Committee

    • Assists in the review of SDA policies, procedures and programs
    • Organizes opportunities for critical dialogue and engagement rooted inclusive initiatives
    • Helps build an organizational culture that works toward a deeper understanding of equity and inclusion

    Events Subcommittee

    • Develops strategic online programming and events for members and general public, including Textile Talks, Artist Groups, Leadership Circle events, SDA all-member and regional group events
    • Coordinates marketing and logistics for online programming events
    • Helps identify partnerships and sponsors for online programming events

    Exhibitions Committee

    • Assists with SDA Annual Juried Member Exhibitions, SDA Juried Student Exhibitions, and SDA Small Works all-member Exhibition
    • Assists with posting calls for entry and news releases

    Finance Committee

    • Reviews SDA’s finances monthly
    • Provides guidance on fiscal strategies and procedures

    Fundraising/Development Committee

    • Guides annual fundraising and development strategies including Annual Appeal and Grants
    • Meets monthly

    Membership Committee

    • Stewards membership and regional groups
    • Develops new initiatives for membership
    • Organizes SDA online exhibitions
    • Stewards event subcommittee

    Grants & Awards Committee

    • Reviews and selects awards and grants including Personal Development, Small Event, Community Support Fund, and Award of Excellence.

    Nominating Committee

    • Help identify candidates for SDA Board and future leadership positions
    • Meets as needed for 3 months annually

    Website Committee

    • Oversees content changes and enhancements to the website.
    • Meets monthly and via email

    Have an idea of your own? Let us know! Use Contact Form below