This page provides a comprehensive listing of figure model guilds and other associations throughout the world dedicated to promote and support artist models.
These groups are great resources for life models and often serve to connect life models with figure drawing groups.
Those groups that provide training for new life models are noted below in bold.
- The Life Models Society (Preston, Victoria). This group offers training for new life models four times a year.
- Leeton Agency: Brisbane Artist Models (BAM)
- Life Models of Southern Australia – Facebook group created in Summer 2015. This group has provided life model training.
- Melbourne Life Drawing: Models (Melbourne). They also have an invitation only Twitter account.
- Sydney Life Drawing (Sydney) This group maintains a directory of life models and regularly conducts model training workshops for all levels of models.
- Calgary Figure Model Guild (Alberta). See also their Facebook page. This group matches an experienced life model to mentor a new modes starting out.
- Livessence: Society of Figurative Artists and Models (British Columbia).
- Auckland Life Model Collective – see also their private Facebook group page (Auckland)
- Life Drawing NZ – see also their Facebook page.
- Cardiff Life Models – Cardiff (They also have a Facebook page and a Meetup group)
- Kent Artist’s Group: Life Models – Kent
- Life Drawing Society UK: New Models Ready to Audition – London
- Life Modelling and Arty Events Group, Meetup group – London
- Register of Artist Models (RAM) – Life modeling Guild covering the UK
- Spirited Bodies – London (specializes in life models in group settings). This group provides life model training in advance of life modeling events.
- Art Model Connect (greater Boston and Worcester, Massachusetts area) – Web resource linking artist models and figurative artists. See also their Facebook page.
- Artist Muses NYC (Facebook group) (New York City)
- Artists and Models, Meetup group (Peekskill, NY)
- Artists & Models / MOCA-DC, Meetup group associated with the Figure Models Guild (Washington DC) listed below. Currently inactive.
- Bay Area Models Guild (BAMG) (San Francisco Bay area, CA) (formerly the San Francisco Models Guild). See also their Facebook page and their Twitter account. This group provides a model orientation session for those who pass model auditions.
- DFW Art Models (Dallas / Fort Worth, TX)
- East Bay Life Drawing & Modeling Group, Meetup group (Oakland, CA)
- Figure Models Guild (Washington DC). Currently inactive.
- Muses Unite!, Meetup group (Atlanta, GA)
- New England Artist / Models Group, Meetup (Boston, MA)
- New Orleans Models Guild (NOMG) (New Orleans, LA)
- New York Figure Study Guild (Rochester, NY)
- Palo Alto Models Guild (PAMG) (Palo Alto, CA) – no website, but has phone number
- Paloma Art Models Guild (Austin, TX)
- Richmond Figure Models Guild (Richmond, VA)
- Society of Art Models (Los Angeles, CA) – See also their Facebook page.
- Willamette Art Models Guild (WAMG) (Portland, OR)