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Grants & Opportunities

Grants and Opportunities.

Art educators face an increasing need to advance both their individual work and the collective work of the profession. We aim to fill that need by offering a variety of thought-provoking programs, effective grants, honorable awards, and innovative opportunities designed to support our members.

As the independent grants-making arm, the National Art Education Foundation (NAEF) provides members with a variety of opportunities that support projects ranging from professional development and
classroom curriculum to research in art education. Apply for a grant that suits your needs!


 Ruth Halvorsen Professional Development Grant
 Mary McMullan Grants
 NAEA Research Grants
 SHIP Grants
 Teacher Incentive Grants

Our awards focus attention on quality art quality art education, exemplary educators, and providing professional opportunities for NAEA members.


 National Art Educator of the Year
 National Division Art Educator of the Year
 National Regional AA Educator of the Year

Co-Sponsored Academies and Institutes are member-driven programs identified by NAEA as substantive professional development opportunities for our members, based on the NAEA Goals for Quality Art Education.











Securing funding and scholarships can often be a daunting, and sometimes unfulfilling
task! We want to help you find what
you need, when you need it.


 Get the best grant writing tips
 Find special grants geared toward K-12 educators
 Figure out what all those grant terms really mean




Donate today and make an investment in the future of visual arts education. Your contribution will help provide professional development for art educators, classroom supplies for innovative projects, curriculum development for art classrooms, and ground-breaking research in visual arts education.

Please make a commitment to the advancement of visual arts education by contributing to the National Art Education Foundation (NAEF). NAEF acknowledges all donations. Donors can expect an automatic acknowledgement for online donations. All donors, including those submitted donations online, along with membership dues, or through check by mail, will receive a separate letter of acknowledgement in the month following the donation.

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Kathi R. Levin
Program/Development Officer
National Art Education Foundation