NAEA 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 2017)

Includes all material adopted since April 2009.

  1. Position Statements recommended for adoption by the Delegates Assembly, March 2017 and Adopted by the NAEA Board, March 2017.
  2. Position Statements recommended for adoption by the Delegates Assembly, March 2016 and Adopted by the NAEA Board, March 2016.
  3. Position Statements recommended for adoption by the Delegates Assembly, March 2015 and Adopted by the NAEA Board, March 2015.
  4. Position Statements recommended for adoption by the Delegates Assembly, March 2014 and adopted by the NAEA Board, April 2014.
  5. Position Statements recommended for adoption by the Delegates Assembly, March 2013 and adopted by the NAEA Board, March 2013.
  6. Position Statements recommended for adoption by the Delegates Assembly, March 2012 and adopted by the NAEA Board, March 2012.
  7. Position Statements recommended for adoption by the Delegates Assembly, March 2011 and adopted by the NAEA Board, March 2011 and July 2011.
  8. Platform Statements and Position Statements recommended for adoption by the Delegates Assembly, April 2010 and adopted by the NAEA Board, April 2010.

NAEA Position Statements by Platform Category as of March 2017

Alphabetical Listing of Position Statements Adopted as of March 2017

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