Advocacy + Policy

NAEA Position Statement on Community Collaborations

[Adopted March 2011; Reviewed and Revised April 2014; Reviewed and Revised March 2019]

NAEA recognizes that the visual arts are grounded in the communities from which they come. Communities are complex, dynamic, and diverse. Communities bring people together and prompt individuals to identify themselves and each other as members of a group. NAEA supports visual art educators’ efforts to collaborate with community and cultural organizations to further visual arts education and provide equitable access to community assets and resources. NAEA members are encouraged to work with local, state, and national organizations that share common visions and goals. Resulting community arts collaborations can be nurtured through partnership projects and advocacy efforts.

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