Membership of NSEAD offers comprehensive workplace protection, wide-ranging support for better practice and inspiration for every learner.


When you join our professional learning community, you will have access to the following benefits:

Comprehensive Trade Union Cover (applies to Full Trade Union Members)

Protection in the workplace

  • Professional advice on all aspects of employment in art, craft and design education
  • Specialist representation from Art, Craft and Design educators and teachers
  • Legal advice and representation
  • A prompt and personal response to enquiries within 24 hours
  • A designated Senior Case Worker as the sole point of contact from start to finish (except for unforeseen circumstances, you would always deal with the same person)
Resources and Publications

Inspiration for better practice


Coming summer 2023

The Big Landscape website! The NSEAD Big Landscape is an evolving curriculum planning, development and review MEMBER-ONLY toolkit, available as a brand new website and large format poster (hard copy only).

Professional Development

Support for your career

  • Comprehensive NSEAD Event and CPD programme to support all aspects of your career development
  • Discounted tickets for national NSEAD and international iJADE conferences
  • Discounted rates for trusted partner CPD courses and events
  • View and advertise the latest vacancy announcements
  • Free careers advice and resources
Professional Community

Be part of our professional learning community of art, craft and design educators

  • Access to our members-only NSEAD Facebook Group with over 4.7K members 
  • Invitation be involved in the work of Special Interest Groups
  • Invitation to stand for NSEAD Council or Forum to help shape the work of the society
Wellbeing Support

Services for holistic wellbeing

The NSEAD Member Assistance Programme provides:

  • Access to British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) trained counsellors for a myriad of personal problems
  • Legal information for debt management, consumer, property or neighbour disputes
  • Access to BACP-qualified counsellors to support you with bereavement plus advisors to help with any associated legal matters
  • Access to qualified nurses, offering practical information and advice
  • An exclusive online portal and app, all aimed at improving your health and wellbeing
  • Member specific wellbeing events and resources curated to your needs
Advocacy for our subject and our profession

Promotion of Art, Craft and Design education

  • Promotion and protection for art, craft and design education and educators
  • Invitations to participate in consultations, campaigns and activism
  • Give your feedback to policy makers through The All-Party Parliamentary Group, member surveys and special projects
  • Support the Society’s work with government and governmental agencies including DfE, DENI, SOEID, Ofsted, CCEA(NI), LTS, SQA, the Chartered College and The TRA.
Exclusive Discounts

Extra benefits

  • Up to 40% discount on HMCA medical plans including dental and travel plans, income protection and vehicle breakdown products for you and your family
  • Discounted rates for trusted partner CPD courses and events
  • 10% Discount on art supplies from Dryad Education
  • 15% discount on all Wildgoose and Starbeck products
  • Discounted rates on advertising across NSEAD website, publications and channels
  • NSEAD members can save an extra £5 off a Teacher Art Pass, and access 100s of discounts at museums across the UK,
Artist Educators and Consultants

For those working outside of, but with, educational institutions

  • Opportunities to promote your services/events across NSEAD channels
  • Discounted sponsorship and advertising opportunities across NSEAD platforms, publications and events
  • Raise your profile - opportunity to become an NSEAD expert/ trainer/speaker
  • Opportunities to contribute, share and exchange resources across the professional learning community
Tax relief

And did you know that you can claim Tax relief on your subscription?

NSEAD members are eligible to make an annual claim to the Inland revenue for tax relief on nine-tenths of their subscription to NSEAD. Download our 'Tax relief' information sheet here.