The Association is run as a “democratic co-operative.” All the member artists have a voice in how it is run and it is owned by all of them.

The management procedures are governed by the statutes, which require that a delegates’ convention be held at least once every three years.

Delegates are chosen to represent Association members, who vote through postal ballot based on their region.

The Association divides the world into four regions, each region appoints at least one delegate for every five members.