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The Animation Educators Forum is dedicated to the development and promotion of the teaching of animation production, history and theory. It does so by supporting individuals and organizations involved in animation pedagogy through grants and scholarships, as well as providing various forums for the free exchange of information and ideas. Members include full-time and adjunct faculty and trainers at schools and studios, professionals considering teaching and former instructors wishing to share their experience and knowledge.

To join the AEF you will be asked to provide the following information:

  • Your name
  • The school, training program or studio where you teach
  • Your title (if applicable – for example Professor, Adjunct, teaching or administrative position)
  • A short biography or introduction

Our membership committee will verify your information and contact you with any questions.  Once you are added to our discussion forum, please introduce yourself to our membership.

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Benefits of Joining

Networking with Other Educators

The Animation Educators Forum comes together at animation events and conventions to interact, mingle and discuss animation education. It also provides an online Forum to continue the conversation.

Faculty Grants

The Faculty Grant program is designed to provide support for individuals or collaborative groups with reasonable expenditures associated with research, scholarly activity or creative projects in the field of animation.

Birds of a Feather

At animation events and conventions, the AEF comes together to discuss the state of the industry, pedagogical issues and other member concerns.

Student Scholarships

The AEF provides scholarships to students in the field of animation.


Other Ways to Get Involved with the AEF

  • Attend our Birds of a Feather Events at SIGGRAPH, CTNX and other events.
  • Follow us on social media: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
  • Be a member of an AEF committee, such as Scholarships or Faculty Grants
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How to Join FAQ

  • Who can join the AEF?

    Membership is open to full-time and adjunct faculty and trainers at schools and studios, as well as professionals considering teaching and former instructors who want to share their insights and remain active in the field.

  • Is there a membership fee?

    There is no membership fee, thanks to the generous support of ASIFA-Hollywood.