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If model makers have one super-power, it is adaptability. Like the octopus (the unofficial 2020 mascot of the APMM) model making skill is about more than using a myriad of tools. Model makers can adapt to a new situation, creating new solutions, with ease and confidence.

With that in mind, we’ve made changes to our membership structure to allow more access to up-and-coming makers, lower costs that will enable more people in a single shop to be covered, and expanding our reach to the world wide community that recognizes the APMM’s value – even if you’re not ready for a full membership yet.

Choose a membership level that works for you right now, and join (or renew!) at that level. 

FREE Basic - A good place to start if you're just getting into the model making community! Join our e-mail list, stay informed of what's happening with the APMM, and learn about opportunities ahead. You'll be able to read (but not post) to the Employment Listings forum, see the Vendors and Suppliers directory, and read the latest quarterly newsletter on our website. You'll also be able to read the Community forums. You can upgrade at any time to one of the paid membership levels to unlock many more benefits.

Professional Membership - Regardless of your experience level, you may join as a professional if you are working or have worked in the industry. Membership dues for professionals are $150/year. You'll be added to our Industry Directory, have full access to all the APMM's forums, and enjoy many other benefits of membership.

Student/Retired Membership - Are you currently enrolled in a full-time educational program with coursework in model making? Are you no longer actively working in the field but still want to stay up-to-date on the industry? If so, membership is offered at a special reduced rate of $30/year for full-time students and retired individuals. You will be asked to provide documentation of your status.

Vendor Membership - Do you have a product or service, software or equipment to market to professional model makers? Join the APMM as a Vendor member and enjoy an insider’s look at the industry. You will receive many vendor member benefits, including a free, customizable page in the Vendor Directory section of our site when you join as a Vendor member for $150/year.

Group Membership - Do you have three or more people at your organization who want to join? Contact us at [email protected] to sign up for the group rate of $125/year, per person. 

Corporate Model Shop/Educational Membership - Corporate shops, universities and colleges can open up membership to everyone! All members of the model making team, or educators and students will all be covered with a full membership. Contact us at [email protected] to sign up at the rate of $500/year

The Association of Professional Model Makers (APMM) is an international community of nearly 600 professional model makers, students, educational institutions, freelancers and corporations.

We represent and unite a diverse and unique community of model makers working in industries including architecture, automotive, consumer products, displays and dioramas, sports equipment, film and special effects, industrial design, prototypes, appearance models, scale models and toy sculpting.


Have questions or need assistance?
Contact us at [email protected] or call 315-750-0803

Not quite ready to join us? Start at the FREE Basic level!
Register by email, fax or mail with this PDF Membership Form