Links

The following is a list of organizations with links to their websites, Facebook and Twitter social media for those interested in arts education, arts in education, arts education advocacy, policy or teaching artist materials to explore and use. Programs associated with the national organizations will also be found under resources, policy and publications. This is an extensive list, rich in resources on the topic of arts education, which will take more than one visit to digest and find what may be of help to you, your programs or your organization. Please submit others we may have omitted or your comments to artsed@artsedga.org.

NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

National Endowment for the Arts
NEA Partners ArtsEd

National Assembly of State Arts Agencies
Arts Education – Key Research Tools

Americans for the Arts
AFTA Arts Education Network

Arts Education Navigator
Through a partnership with Vans Custom Culture, Americans for the Arts has designed the Arts Education Navigator, a series of e-books designed to help educators, students, and advocates alike navigate the complex field of arts education. Each e-book in the Navigator series below will cover a specific topic, ensuring arts education supporters like you are equipped with the knowledge, statistics, and case-making techniques needed to effectively communicate with decision-makers.

Facebook
Americans for the Arts

Twitter
artsusa.org ‏ @Americans4Arts

Twitter
Kristen Engebretsen ‏ @harvardancer

National Art Education Association
This dynamic community of practice is where visual arts teachers, scholars, researchers and professors, students, administrators, and art museum educators, and artists come together around a shared belief in the power of the arts in developing human potential.

Advocacy “Basics” Resources

American Association of Museums Advocacy Information

Americans for the Arts – Arts Action Center (with links to finding local, state and federal legislator and media contacts)

Arts Education Partnership – The source for research compendia and policy information on the national and state level

Keep Arts in Public Schools – An online community for arts education advocates

Kennedy Center Advocacy Toolkit – A good basic “how to” for effective advocacy

National Association for Music Education (NAfME) (formerly MENC) – Advocacy and Public Policy Resources

National Assembly of State Arts Agencies Arts Education

See more at:
http://www.arteducators.org/advocacy http://www.arteducators.org/advocacy/Leadership_in_Art_Ed_Freedman.pdf http://www.arteducators.org/advocacy#sthash.948rZM5z.dpuf

Facebook
National Art Education Association

Twitter
NAEA ‏ @NAEA

The Kennedy Center
Multiple programs found here:

http://www.kennedy-center.org/education/home.html?detailheader=Schools#Schools

Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/KennedyCenter

Twitter
Kennedy Center ‏@kencen

 

ArtsEdge
ArtsEdge is the Kennedy Center’s free digital resource for teaching and learning in, through and about the arts. Educators-Lessons-How To’s-Standards-Families-Students-Themes-Multimedia

Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/jfkcARTSEDGE

Twitter
ArtsEdge ‏ @artsedge

National Guild for Community Arts Education
The National Guild for Community Arts Education supports and advances access to lifelong learning opportunities in the arts. We foster the creation and development of community arts education organizations by providing research and information resources, professional development, networking opportunities and funding, and by advocating on behalf of the field.

Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/NationalGuild

Twitter
National Guild ‏ @communityartsed

American Alliance for Theatre & Education
The American Alliance for Theatre & Education connects and inspires a growing collective of theatre artists, educators, and scholars committed to transforming young people and communities through the theatre arts.

Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/AATEOffice

Twitter
AATE@AATENow

 

Arts Education Partnership
Dedicated to securing a high-quality arts education for every young person in America

Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Arts-Education-Partnership/102856155117

Twitter
AEP ‏ @aep_arts

ArtsEdge Search
ArtsEdSearch is a project of the Arts Education Partnership. ArtsEdSearch, an online clearinghouse that collects and summarizes high quality research studies on the impacts of arts education and analyzes their implications for educational policy and practice.

American Enterprise Institute Education
Policy Studies || K-12 | Higher Education | Private Enterprise

Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/AEIonline

Twitter
AEI Education @AEIeducation

 

AfterSchool Alliance
The nation’s leading voice for afterschool, the Afterschool Alliance is the only organization dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of afterschool programs and advocating for more afterschool investments. The Afterschool Alliance works with the Administration, the U.S. Congress, governors, mayors and advocates across the country.

Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/afterschoolalliancedc

Twitter
Afterschool Alliance ‏ @afterschool4all

 

Keep the Arts in Public Schools
A community of people dedicated to supporting the arts as part of a well-rounded education for all students.

Twitter
Arts In Pub Schools ‏ @KAIPS

 

Arts Schools Network
Arts School Network is committed to its mission: to promote excellence in arts education by supporting and recognizing students, leaders, educators, schools, institutions, and organizations. Our vision is to be the resource for arts schools leaders and best practice models.

Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/artsschoolsnetwork

Twitter
Arts Schools Network ‏ @artsschools

 

Educational Theater Association
The Educational Theatre Association (EdTA) is a national nonprofit organization with approximately 90,000 student and professional members. EdTA’s mission is shaping lives through theatre education by: honoring student achievement in theatre and enriching their theatre education experience; supporting teachers by providing professional development, networking opportunities, resources, and recognition; and influencing public opinion that theatre education is essential and builds life skills.

Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/schooltheatre

Twitter
EdTA Advocacy ‏ @edtadvocacy

 

Education Week
Education Week is American education’s newspaper of record, covering local, state, and national education news and issues from preschool through high school transition to college and career.

Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/edweek

Twitter
Education Week@educationweek

Metropolitan Opera Guild
The Metropolitan Opera Guild’s School Partnerships use opera to provide arts learning opportunities for all students.

Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/metropolitanoperaguild

Twitter
Met Guild Arts Ed ‏ @GuildArtsEd

 

National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards
The National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award is the Nation’s highest honor for out-of-school arts and humanities programs that celebrate the creativity of America’s young people, particularly those from underserved communities.

Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/pages/National-Arts-and-Humanities-Youth-Program-Awards/150454458308096

Twitter
NAHYP ‏ @NAHYPawards

 

Stem to Steam
The STEM to STEAM initiative, championed by RISD President John Maeda, is supported by teachers, researchers, policy makers, students, and businesspeople from RISD and beyond.

Twitter
STEMtoSTEAM.ORG@stemtosteam

 

Teaching Artist Guild
Teaching Artists Guild (TAG), a fiscally sponsored project of Community Initiatives, is a member-driven organization committed to the professionalization of the field of teaching the arts. We are the voice of the teaching artist, communicating the depth and breadth of work that teaching artists provide our educational systems and communities.

Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/TeachingArtistsGuild

Twitter
TeachingArtistsGuild@teachingartists

 

Teaching Artist Journal
The Teaching Artist Journal is a print quarterly that serves as a voice, forum and resource for teaching artists and all those working at the intersection of art and learning. Each issue includes a wide variety of writing about the most innovative and powerful work being done by teaching artists across the US and around the world.

Twitter
Teaching Artist Jnrl ‏ @tajournal

 

STATE and MUNICIPAL ORGANIZATIONS

California Alliance for Arts Education
The mission of California Alliance for Arts Education is to promote, support, and advocate for visual and performing arts education for preschool through post-secondary students in California schools. The curriculum is too narrow, and schools are producing test-takers, not imaginative thinkers. Policies must change. School funding must change.That’s where the Alliance comes in.

Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/ArtsEd411

Twitter
ArtsEd411 ‏ @ArtsEd411

 

Alliance for Arts Learning Leadership (California – Bay Area)

The Alliance for Arts Learning Leadership is a broad network of teachers, administrators, parents, artists, community members and students working together to ensure that every child has access to high quality arts education in every school, every day.

Tools: Art IS Education Templates
http://www.artiseducation.org/research-tools/tools/2

Edutopia: Use Arts Integration to Enhance Common Core
“These days, integration in any area, be it STEM or the arts, seems to be the buzzword to curriculum designers everywhere. There are so many resources floating around out there with the claim of integrating content areas. Yet, true integration is often difficult to find. Indeed, integration is a rare yet seemingly “magical” approach that has the capacity to turn learning into meaningful practice. Which of course, as any teacher will tell you, is anything but magic.”
http://www.artiseducation.org/research-tools/research/edutopia-use-arts-integration-enhance-common-core

Tools: Policy Advocacy Tools
http://www.artiseducation.org/research-tools/tools/3

Facebook
Art is Education

Twitter
Art IS Education! ‏@ArtIsEd

San Francisco Arts Education Project
We are educators, artists, administrators and volunteers. We are public: present in over 20 San Francisco schools, bringing art into classrooms, summer camps and after school programs.

Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/sfartsed

Twitter
SFArtsED ‏ @SFArtsED

 

Think 360 Arts complete education
At Think 360 Arts Complete Education, our mission is to lead Colorado in cultivating and sustaining the arts as essential to a complete education, a vibrant economy, and a dynamic community. Everything we do is based in arts integration, the practice of weaving together content area subjects with rich, substantive art lessons.

Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/think360arts

Twitter
Think 360 Arts ‏ @Think360Arts

 

Arts Every Day Baltimore
Arts Every Day has as its mission to strengthen learning by making arts education and cultural experiences an integral part of the education of all Baltimore City School students, with an emphasis on middle grades, through the facilitation of collaborations among the arts, educational, cultural, and leadership communities.

Twitter
Arts Every Day@ArtsEveryDay

 

The Center for Arts Education
The Center for Arts Education (CAE) is dedicated to ensuring that New York City Public School students have quality arts learning as an essential part of their K-12 education.

Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/centerforartsed

Twitter
Center for Arts Ed ‏ @centerforartsed

 

Arts Connection NYC
To make the arts an essential part of education, we connect artists with children, families and schools in creative partnerships for teaching and learning.

Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/artsconnection

Twitter
ArtsConnection ‏ @ArtsConnectNYC

 

New Jersey Arts Education Partnership
The New Jersey Arts Education Partnership (NJAEP) was established in 2007 with the mission to provide a unified voice for a diverse group of constituents who agree on the educational benefits and impact of the arts, specifically the contribution they make to student achievement and a civilized, sustainable society. The NJAEP carries out this mission by providing a clearinghouse for information and best practices, providing opportunities for people to come together on topics of interest and initiating advocacy opportunities to effect public information and policy on arts education issues.

Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/NJAEP

Twitter
NJAEP ‏ @NJAEP

 

Arts Horizons New Jersey/New York
Arts Horizons is a premier not-for-profit arts-in-education organization that provides live professional performances and artist-in-residence programs to students and professional development for teachers throughout the entire tri-state region.

Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/ArtsHorizons?ref=ts

Twitter
Arts Horizons ‏ @artshorizons1

 

ArtsInEducation Performance Arts Center Purchase College, NY
We see it every time a young person encounters one of our programs, whether at The Center or in the community. A single spark, ignited by a thrilling encounter with a live performance or a gifted artist, can inspire a lifelong passion for the arts and a love of learning.

Twitter
ArtsInEducation ‏ @ArtsInEducation

 

A+ Schools Program of the NC Arts Council
The A+ Schools Program is a whole-school reform model that views the arts as fundamental to teaching and learning in all subjects. A+ Schools combine interdisciplinary teaching and daily arts instruction, offering children opportunities to develop creative, innovative ways of thinking, learning and showing what they know. In A+ Schools, teaching the state’s mandated curriculum involves a collaborative, many-disciplined approach, with the arts continuously woven into every aspect of a child’s learning.

Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/aplusnc

Twitter
A+ Schools Program ‏ @AplusSchoolsNC

Southeast Center for Education in the Arts (Univ. Tenn Chattanooga)
The Southeast Center for Education in the Arts provides innovative professional development in arts education and arts integration to enhance teaching and deepen learning in preK-12 classrooms. SCEA’s nationally recognized forums, workshops, on-site mentoring, and consulting services create exciting opportunities for personal and professional discovery, nurturing the artist within and fostering the artistry of teaching.

 

ArtsEd Washington
ArtsEd Washington works to ensure that all students in Washington state have access to a complete education that includes the arts. We believe that the only equitable way to reach every child is to teach the arts at school, during school hours.

Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/ArtsEdWashington

Twitter
ArtsEd Washington ‏ @ArtsEdWA

 

NON PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS

Young Audiences National
Arts for Learning

YA Network

Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/pages/National-Young-Audiences/262017587225792

Twitter
Young Audiences ‏ @YoungAudiences_

 

Arts Vibe Teen Program

ArtsVibe is a new initiative to engage metropolitan Atlanta teenagers as active participants in the arts.

Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/ArtsVibeTeens

Twitter
ArtsVibe ‏ @ArtsVibe

 

Arts for Learning Indiana
Arts for Learning, the Indiana Affiliate of Young Audiences, is Indiana’s only statewide organization that delivers arts education programs to schools and sites through our team of more than 100 professional teaching artists.

Twitter
Arts for Learning ‏ @Arts4LearningIN

 

Young Audiences Southeast Texas
Young Audiences of Southeast Texas, Inc. has been dedicated to helping the arts become a fundamental part of the education of our youth by assisting students and teachers in reaching educational goals through programs which showcase music, dance, theater, visual and literary arts professionals in a myriad of settings, i.e. assembly programs, classroom workshops, residencies and teacher enrichment workshops.

Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/YASETX?ref=nf

Twitter
Young Audiences SETX@YASETX

 

Silk Road Project
We have a passion for education, and our goal is to inspire self-motivated learning through the arts. Our educational principles guide our work with students, educators and partner institutions.

The Silk Road Project provides a gateway to greater understanding of the world through active educational programs and resources and multidisciplinary explorations of topics inspired by the Silk Road.

Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/silkroadproject

Twitter
Silk Road Project ‏ Verified account @silkroadproject