Objectives of the International Guild of Miniature Artisans
To Promote Miniatures as an Art Form
- Through the placement of miniatures in museum and gallery exhibits and collections.
- Through involvement in local, state and national art foundations, both public and private.
- Through the conduction of an annual public auction of notable miniature works.
To Increase Awareness and Appreciation of High-quality Workmanship Through Public Education
- By offering a showcase for top-quality miniatures at an annual show and sale featuring Guild Artisans and Fellows.
- Through special Guild educational programs, both for the public and for the miniaturist community.
- By seeking opportunities to publicize miniatures in the media and in Guild publications.
To Recognize and Honor Qualified Artisans and Encourage Work of Highest Quality
- Through review and selection of qualified members to be conferred with the status of Artisan.
- Through the granting of the status of Fellow to Artisans who have achieved excellence in their field.
To Encourage the Development of New Artisans
- Through the maintenance of the Guild School where skills can be improved and new techniques learned under the guidance of qualified instructors.
To Coordinate and Serve the Interests and Needs of the Artisan and Non-Artisan
- Through publication of "The Cube," the Guild newsletter.
- By creating an avenue of communication through participation in the committee work of the Guild where the needs of the artisan, collector and dealer can be expressed.
- By establishing a standard of consistent, professional and fair conduct by artisans and dealers.
- By increasing the understanding and appreciation of collectors for the unique skills and requirements of the miniaturist.
*Objectives extracted from the Constitution of the International Guild of Miniature Artisans as amended in February 1997.