AGMA is a democratic union, governed by its members.
All union officers are performing artists chosen through elections in which every member in good standing is eligible to vote. The Board of Governors, the governing body of AGMA, is responsible for final approval of all contracts, management of union funds, and for protecting all members from unfair or unsafe practices and conditions. Any active member in good standing is eligible to run for a seat on the Board. Elections for the Board are held in three-year cycles and elections of all officers are held biennially.