The Academy of Magical Arts


The Academy of Magical Arts, Inc., is a non-profit social order which is devoted to the advancement of magic.

AMA Mission Statement
The Academy of Magical Arts, Inc. has been and will continue to be the premier organization in the world dedicated to the art of MAGIC.

We are an organization which promotes the art of magic, encourages fellowship and maintains the highest ethical standards. We provide a friendly environment where members and their guests can enjoy the art and each other’s company.

Our goals and objectives are to advance the art and promote a positive image of magic and magicians worldwide.

There are several types of membership within the Academy:

MAGICIAN (REGULAR) MEMBERS are qualified magicians who are actively practicing magic either as a career or hobby, and have auditioned before Academy's membership reviewing committee. Also included in the Magician Membership are non-performers, such as producers, writers, magic historians, scholars and inventors who have demonstrated more than a superficial interest and knowledge of magic. Currently, there are close to 2500 Magician Members in the Academy living in over two dozen countries around the world.

ASSOCIATE MEMBERS are people who love the art of magic and our club. Many of these members are professionals from the entertainment, law, finance and medical fields; some are amateur magicians who do not perform but enjoy the magical arts as a hobby; and others are friends of Magician Members who enjoy the unique atmosphere of the most mysterious private club in the world. Associate Member applications must be approved by the Board of Directors.

HONORARY LIFE MEMBERSHIPS and VIP MEMBERSHIPS are presented by the Board of Directors to world famous magicians, celebrities and individual members of the Academy who have contributed to the advancement of the art of magic.

JUNIOR MEMBERSHIPS are granted to talented young magicians between the ages of 13 and 21 who meet once a month and are allowed limited access to the Academy’s facilities and The Magic Castle, to learn in workshops and lectures from some of the finest names in magic, and to practice, study, and showcase their talents before one another and the Academy at large during the annual Future Stars of Magic shows. The Junior Magicians Group has a very limited membership, and acceptance into the group is by audition only.

Members of The Academy of Magical Arts, Inc. are proud to be a part of an internationally recognized organization which develops new ways of stimulating interest in and promoting the art of magic, the most effective being its clubhouse, the most unique private club in the world: The Magic Castle located in Hollywood, CA is a nightclub for magicians and magic enthusiasts.

The Magic Castle is a private club, allowing entrance only to members and their guests though courtesy invitations that can be obtained by magicians visiting from out of town. A typical evening features several magic shows and historic displays, as well as a full service dining room and several bars in a night club atmosphere.

Members in good standing of S.A.M. and I.B.M. are welcome to visit The Magic Castle while they are in Los Angeles. Please call 323-851-3313 to arrange for an invitation.