Advocacy & Policy
Have your voice heard in your back yard and on Capitol Hill. As professional art educators, we know and understand the essential value that visual arts education holds for learners. But what about others—school leaders, parents, elected representatives, school Board members, local media? What are the critical legislative issues affecting art education? It’s time we bring our knowledge and our voice to art education advocacy to ensure equity and access for all students!
Featured Advocacy & Policy
December 15, 2023external resource from NAEA, Call for Nominations: NAEF Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees of the National Art Education Foundation is seeking nominations for one new trustee who will take office at the conclusion of the 2024 NAEA National Convention.NAEA
December 15, 2023external resource from NAFME, The Impact of Federal Funds on Music & Arts Education
See results of the 2022-2023 informal annual survey conducted to collect data about the use of federal funds to support music and the arts (dance, theatre, and visual arts).NAFME
June 22, 2023external resource from U.S. Department of State, Democracy Collection Student Art Competition Exhibit
View the 29 artworks jury-selected for inclusion in the virtual exhibition held in collaboration with the U.S. Department of State’s Art in Embassies Office.U.S. Department of State
October 26, 2023Resources for Educators to Work Toward Support and Healing
The NAEA ED&I Commission believes in humanity and human rights for all. We acknowledge that many in our community are personally impacted by the conflict in the Middle East. The resources on this page are designed to offer information and support for educators.
October 16, 2023NAEA Position Statement on Visual Arts Education and Social Art
NAEA Position Statement on Visual Arts Education and Social Art (Adopted March 2015; Reviewed and Revised March 2018; Reviewed and Revised April 2023)
October 10, 2023NAEA Position Statements: Learners
All learners deserve a comprehensive visual art education taught by effective educators who are certified/licensed in visual art. View the NAEA Position Statements in the “Learners” category.
October 10, 2023NAEA Position Statements: Art Educators
Art educators believe that the visual arts are vital to the comprehensive education of all students. View the NAEA Position Statements in the “Art Educators” category.
October 10, 2023NAEA Position Statements: Assessment
NAEA believes that a variety of authentic assessments which are developmentally appropriate for all learners are vital to best practices in art education. View the NAEA Position Statements in the “Assessment” category.
October 10, 2023NAEA Position Statements: Instruction
Quality visual art instruction is vital to the development of individuals, communities, and society through creative expression and critical processes. View the NAEA Position Statements in the “Instruction” category.
October 10, 2023NAEA Position Statements: Relationships
NAEA is empowered by developing its current and potential relationships, which further the association's leadership role in service to its members and their students. View the NAEA Position Statements in the “Relationships” category.
October 10, 2023NAEA Position Statements: Curriculum
When expertly taught by visual art educators, and authentically assessed, the visual arts curriculum will be part of a high quality, effective and balanced education of all students. View the NAEA Position Statements in the “Curriculum” category.
October 8, 2023Position Statement on Utilizing Quality Resources to Build Meaningful Curriculum
Position Statement on Utilizing Quality Resources to Build Curriculum (Adopted April 2020; Reviewed and Revised April 2023)