NAEA Platform and Position Statements

NAEA Position Statements should be reflective of a national issue or topic of interest to the profession and/or field of visual art education and should advance the mission of the Association.

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 including film, graphic communications, animation, and emerging technologies; architectural, environmental, and industrial arts such as urban, interior, product, and landscape design; folk arts; and works of art such as ceramics, fibers, jewelry, works in wood, paper, and other materials.

NAEA Adopted Position Statements under Review March 2017

NAEA Platform and Position Statements (As of July 2016)

Includes all material adopted since April 2009.

  1. Position Statements recommended for adoption by the Delegates Assembly, March 2016 and Adopted by the NAEA Board, March 2016.
  2. Position Statements recommended for adoption by the Delegates Assembly, March 2015 and Adopted by the NAEA Board, March 2015.
  3. Position Statements recommended for adoption by the Delegates Assembly, March 2014 and adopted by the NAEA Board, April 2014.
  4. Position Statements recommended for adoption by the Delegates Assembly, March 2013 and adopted by the NAEA Board, March 2013.
  5. Position Statements recommended for adoption by the Delegates Assembly, March 2012 and adopted by the NAEA Board, March 2012.
  6. Position Statements recommended for adoption by the Delegates Assembly, March 2011 and adopted by the NAEA Board, March 2011 and July 2011.
  7. 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 July 2016)

NAEA Position Statements Adopted Prior to 2008

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

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