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Platform and Position Statements

NAEA's platform and position statements relate to national issues or topics of interest to the profession and/or field of visual arts education and advances the mission of the organization.

What are the Visual Arts?

Visual Arts, as defined by the National Art Education Association, include the traditional fine arts, such as, drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, and sculpture; media arts, such as, animation, video and emerging digital technologies; design, such as, communication, product, and interactive; environmental, such as, architecture, landscape architecture, interior and urban planning; conceptual, performance, participatory, street, and folk arts and works of art in clay, glass, metal, wood, fiber, paper and other materials.

NAEA Platform and Position Statements as of March 2019

NAEA Position Statements by Platform Category as of April 2019

Alphabetical Listing of Position Statements Adopted as of March 2019

NAEA Position Statements Adopted Prior to 2008

Schedule of Reviews of NAEA Position Statements April 2019

Process for the Development, Adoption, and Review of Position Statements - July 2016

Process for the Review of NAEA Adopted Position Statements - July 2016

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