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NAEA Platform and Position Statements


NAEA Platform and Position Statement Diagram

Process for the Development, Adoption and Review of Position Statements (Recommended for adopted by the Delegates Assembly, April 2009. Adopted by the NAEA Board, July 2009.)

Process for Three Year Review of NAEA Position Statements This document provides the more detailed process for the review of position statements every three years, developed by the Platform Working Group in 2013-2014.

NAEA Adopted Position Statements Under Three Year Review March 2015

NAEA Platform and Position Statements (As of April 2014)Includes all material adopted since April 2009.
1) Position Statements recommended for adoption by the Delegates Assembly, March 2014 and adopted by the NAEA Board, April 2014.
2) Position Statements recommended for adoption by the Delegates Assembly, March 2013 and adopted by the NAEA Board, March 2013.
3) Position Statements recommended for adoption by the Delegates Assembly, March 2012 and adopted by the NAEA Board, March 2012.
4) Position Statements recommended for adoption by the Delegates Assembly, March 2011 and adopted by the NAEA Board, March 2011 and July 2011.
5) Platform Statements and Position Statements recommended for adoption by the Delegates Assembly, April 2010 and adopted by the NAEA Board, April 2010.

Alphabetical Listing of NAEA Position Statements (Adopted as of April 2014)
21st Century Skills and Visual Arts Education (Adopted April 2010; Reviewed and Revised March 2013)
Arts Integration (Adopted March 2013)
Benefits of Art Museum Learning in Education (Adopted March 2012)
Certified/Licensed Visual Art Educators in Pre-K through 12 School Settings (Adopted April 2010; Reviewed and Revised March 2013)
Collaborations between the Art Educator and the Teaching Artist (Adopted March 2012)
Community Collaborations including those with Cultural Organizations (Adopted March 2011; Reviewed and Revised April 2014)
Deaccessioning Objects in Art Museum Collections (Adopted April 2010; Reviewed and Revised March 2013)
Distance Learning in Art Education(Adopted March 2013)
Diversity in Visual Art Education (Adopted April 2014)
Early Childhood Art Education (Adopted April 2010; Reviewed and Revised March 2013)
Equity for All Students (Adopted March 2012)
Ethical use of Copyrighted Imagery and Primary Sources (Adopted April 2014)
Excellence in Art Museum Teaching (Adopted March 2012)
Freedom of Speech Through Visual Expression (Adopted July 2011; Reviewed and Revised April 2014)
Graduation Requirements in the Visual Arts (Adopted March 2011; Reviewed and Revised April 2014)
Physical Safety in the Art Classroom (Adopted April 2014)
PreK-12 Teacher Evaluation in the Visual Arts (Adopted March 2011; Reviewed and Revised April 2014)
Pre-service Education and its Relationship to Higher Education (Adopted March 2011; Reviewed and Revised April 2014)
Professional Development (Adopted March 2011; Reviewed and Revised April 2014)
Regarding Use of Race Based Mascots in Educational Settings (Adopted April 2010; Reviewed March 2013)
Resource Material Regarding the Use of Indian Mascots
Relationship of Art Educators to Decision-makers (Adopted March 2012)
Scheduling, Time, Funding and/or Resources for Visual Arts Education (Adopted March 2011; Reviewed and Revised April 2014)
STEAM Education (Adopted April 2014)
⇒Resources for STEAM Education: STEAM Definitions Document | The Prospect of an "A" in STEM Education | For the Sake of Science, the Arts Deserve Support
Student Assessment in the Visual Arts Classroom (Adopted March 2013)
Teacher Evaluation and Student Growth (Adopted March 2013)
Visual Art and Its Relationship to CTE (Adopted March 2013)
Visual Arts as a Core Academic Subject (Adopted March 2011; Reviewed and Revised April 2014)
Visual Literacy and its Relationship to the Common Core (Adopted April 2014)

NAEA Position Statements Adopted Prior to 2008
The Professional Code for Art Educators
The Professional Code for Art Education Associations of States and Provinces
What We Believe/NAEA Goals For Quality Arts Education
Accreditation Standards:  Purposes, Principles, and Standards for School Art Program
Involvement in Art Contests and Competitions for Students at the Secondary Level
NAEA Policy on Contests And Competitions Adopted March 2001
Coloring Books
Essentials Statement of the National Council of Teachers of English (NAEA cosigner)
The Philadelphia Resolution
Definition of Fine Arts for High School Graduation Requirements
Censorship and the Arts
National Arts Education Accord
Joint Resolution on Terminal Degrees, Appointment, and Advancement
North American Art Education Accord


NAEA Platform Working Group Members (2012-2014)

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