For many years, deviants have joined together in groups and clubs as a way to share and develop their skills, ideas, and passion for art and other topics. deviantART has a number of official and unofficial groups that are run by staff and community volunteers.
This is a listing of current official staff or community volunteer run groups on deviantART. Organized by category and then alphabetized, this list will help you find groups of all kinds!
Official deviantART Groups
A Community Relations Project - looking at the History of the genres and art we love today. This is open to any member of the deviantART Community.
Every year, Comic-Con hosts a huge gallery of artists in what’s known as Artists’ Alley. Here, all Comic-Con attendees have the chance to meet and greet some of their favorite creators as they showcase and display their work. The artwork styles range from cartoons to comics, anime and manga, artisan crafts, and more.
The Community Operations Department is dedicated to providing a high standard of community development, encouraging innovative and creative opportunities within the community.
The Community Relations Department exists to encourage, facilitate and develop the relationship with our deviantART community. Our goal is to nurture our community by encouraging, stimulating artists to create, collaborate, and participate in a friendly, safe, and supportive artistic environment.
An official group that connect artists and art enthusiasts with other artists and arts-related individuals from all levels of the arts community, from its most successful stars and innovators to beginners just learning their crafts. The radius of this journalistic conversation will extend in its boundaries into arts advocacy, education and appreciation.
deviantART's official 365 Project where deviants are provided with weekly tasks for the whole year. deviant365 aims to uphold the core values of deviantART through weekly tasks that encourage creativity, community, and artistic growth. As this group is sponsored by deviantART, it will uphold the etiquette and values present throughout the site.
The official home of beta testing on deviantART. If you are an Official Beta Tester then devBUG is the place to find out all the latest info on exciting new features that are being beta-tested here on deviantART.
The Devious Technology Department is composed of the developers who work behind the scenes on deviantART. dt is the official developer group on deviantART that shares news about the inside workings of deviantART.
The official welcoming space, primarily for new members, providing useful resources and practical assistance from friendly, approachable deviants, leading to easier navigation of the site and an enjoyable, positive deviantART experience.
The official home for the staff of deviantART.com. Expect updates and announcements regarding deviantART to be released from here!
An all inclusive group that gathers all of deviantART’s Premium Members in order to inform them about Premium Member news, invite them to participate in weekly contests and giveaways, and discuss their thoughts about the Premium Membership through polls and blogs.
An official deviantART group focusing on: Tips and ideas on selling Prints, statistics of interest to Prints artists, requests for feedback on new Prints features, changes, or anything else we're thinking about, and lots of really cool art and Print related stuff!
Originally launched in 2008 by the Community Relations team, is a project to promote and support artistic growth and knowledge throughout the community. The project includes contests, interviews, and various other events for artistic and community involvement.
Unofficial Community Volunteer Groups
A knit and crochet amigurumi contest group. There is a theme or pattern every month and the goal is become as creative as possible is customizing it to your amigurumi style.
A month to month contest where we invite the Anthro Community and artists alike to challenge themselves with each contest we host. Everyone contest that we host is unique and different so we welcome you to join in and test your skills and push yourself to your artistic limits!
The information and educational resource hub for everything related to the Anthro Community and Gallery here on deviantART. It's a place to network, share, participate in contests, get the latest news, meet new people, get exposed, and socialize with others of the same interest! So hit the join button and join the Anthro Community! We welcome all!
A group led by the Artisan Crafts CVs dedicated to the Artisan Crafts Gallery of deviantART.
The hub for all things Community Projects on dA.
The hub for all things Literature on deviantART. Run by the Literature Community Volunteers and community members, you should watch us to keep track of goings-on throughout the Literature community. We post monthly news updates from the Community Volunteers, as well as contests, prompts, and chat events from throughout the community
CRPhotography is the central heart of the Photography Gallery on deviantART. We are a group dedicated to photography, for all photographers, here for the amateurs, the pro's, and those who simply don't know! We aim to support members of the photography community in a variety of ways, through announcements, editorials, critique, contests, fun and games, promotion and much more!
To serve as a hub of activity for the photomanipulation community and to bring the community together
The group about everything related to the Traditional Typography, Digital Typography & Digital Text Art galleries on deviantART. All about Daily Deviations, Articles Contests and Challenges.
A traditional art group for the traditional abstract and surreal artists.
Home of the Digital Art volunteer team. This group will be a hub for news, contests, announcements and activities regarding Digital Art.
We're the most active knit/crochet only group on dA! Here you can make new friends, show off your latest WIP or project and see the amazing work of others. We also hold monthly contests, challenges and chat events which are a great way to become involved in the Group!
A place for all photographers -- amateur or professional -- whether they seek to meet other photographers, to get some more exposure for their work, to find inspiration, to improve their photography skills, or to do anything else photography related! All photography submissions are accepted into our collections, but only the best are selected for the gallery.
ProjectComment is a Group of many projects centered around comments, but, more importantly, constructive comments. We offer Members of deviantART a lot of opportunities to get comments, give comments, participate in comment projects, win points, get featured and much, much more!
Created in an effort to reach more deviants on a long term basis, in order to continue bringing exposure to talented yet under appreciated artists across deviantART.
The place where, alongside quality, quantity really does matter. Even though these stories are so brief in length, they are nevertheless profound, telling us so much and yet there is so little. As a Group, we encourage writers to explore their boundaries with prompts, collaborations and more, but we accept anyone and everyone too!
Central hub for all Stock and Resource gallery news, features, contests and information.
The main hub for Traditional Art community, featuring news, contests and articles, from tutorials to art history.