Americans for the Arts' Arts Education Network provides arts education leaders and professionals with networking and professional development opportunities, as well as tools and resources needed to strengthen arts education in their own communities. Members of the Arts Education Network represent a cross-section of arts education leaders, including arts administrators, teaching artists, school administrators, and representatives from higher education.
Arts Education Network
For Arts Education Leaders and Professionals
Americans for the Arts envisions an America where every child has access to—and takes part in—high quality and lifelong learning experiences in the arts, both in school and in the community. We believe that learning in the arts enables every individual to develop the critical thinking, collaborative, and creative skills necessary to succeed in the ever changing diverse and global economies of today’s world. The Arts Education Network supports arts education leaders and advocates in expanding access and improving the quality of arts education across the arts education ecosystem.
A Shared Endeavor: Arts Education for America’s Students
The inequity of access to quality arts education must be addressed.
Americans for the Arts recently joined 12 arts and education advocacy groups to release A Shared Endeavor: Arts Education for America’s Students.
This statement articulates the purpose and value of arts education in the balanced curriculum of all students, asserts its place as a core academic subject area, and details how sequential arts learning can be supported by rigorous national standards and assessments.
The model is predicated on the convergence the skills and expertise of several members of the arts education ecosystem: arts educators, community arts organizations and non-arts educators.