Since 1947, art educators have provided leadership that has shaped the field of research and practice in art education and positioned NAEA as the premier professional community for our field. NAEA is committed to supporting art educators in their quest to excel as leaders. The NAEA National Convention, state and regional conferences, special programs and events explore the multi-faceted roles of the art educator through the prism of knowledge, understanding, and leadership.
October 14, 2016SummerVision DC - July 18-21 | Washington, DC
Immerse yourself in The Museum Experience by spending four, art-filled days in Washington, D.C. exploring permanent collections, current exhibitions, and the museums—as works of art!
August 4, 20162017 NAEA National Convention - March 2-4 | NYC
The upcoming NAEA National Convention will be held March 2-4 in New York City. It is the world's largest art education convention. The 2017 theme is The Challenge of Change.
February 11, 2016NAEA School for Art Leaders - Class of 2017
Committed to supporting art educators in their quest to excel as leaders, NAEA has designed a 21st century flagship program: School for Art Leaders at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Apply now through March 27, 2017.
February 22, 2017external resource from KQED, “My Art is Not a Bridge—It's a Battery”
Marc Bamuthi Joseph of the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts writes, “I believe that art isn‘t other, it is of us, and must be integrated into the cycle of social progress in a systematic way...At my organization, we hold fast to a rigorous curatorial standard while literally wondering aloud a question—one that will hopefully be on everyone's minds: 'Can we design freedom?’”KQED
February 22, 2017external resource from East Stroudsburg University, [FREE WEBINAR] 3D Printing & Product Design in Higher Education - Wednesday, March 01, 2017
Attend this free webinar to learn about how East Stroudsburg University has created a 3D printing lab and certificate program that provides the necessary skills to obtain a career in product design—a role used in many industries. See real student work and learn about their impact. 3D printing is no longer just an engineering tool. Its use can be leverage across many other disciplines. Gain ideas on how you can expand 3D printing curriculum into more departments.East Stroudsburg University
January 12, 2017external resource from National Gallery of Art, National Gallery of Art Summer Teacher Institute
Information for the 2017 Summer Teacher Institute is now available online. The Teacher Institute is a six-day seminar that helps K–12 teachers of all subjects strengthen their knowledge of art history and integrate visual art into classroom teaching. The program features lectures, gallery tours, teaching strategies, and hands-on learning experiences. The institute highlights the social and cultural context of Renaissance art and demonstrates interdisciplinary teaching strategies. Activities are designed to meet teachers' personal and professional enrichment needs. Fellowship opportunities are also available.National Gallery of Art
January 11, 2017external resource from National Endowment for the Humanities, The Political Theory of Hannah Arendt: NEH Summer Seminar - Applications Due March 1, 2017
This Seminar offers stimulating dialogue for School Teachers (K-12) of all disciplines, including history, social studies, philosophy, literature, philosophy, and government. Given the varied responses to the recent election and the documented increase in incidents of hateful speech and other attacks on school campuses and in classrooms across the country, having a space to learn and practice how to engage difficult conversations on controversial subjects is needed now more than ever. Although the seminar emphasizes the analysis of history and political theory, it serves to foster community among school teachers and change-makers interested in practicing and encouraging critical thinking about contested political and ethical issues framed by what Hannah Arendt called “the human condition of plurality.” The seminar will take place over the course of four weeks at UC Davis, June 25 through July 21, 2017.National Endowment for the Humanities
January 4, 2017external resource from Education Week, [LIVE EVENT] Keys to ESSA Readiness - Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017, 1 - 5 pm ETye on (arts) Education
Join Education Week journalists and other invited experts who will answer questions and give practical information on ESSA implementation including testing, other factors in weighing school quality, federal regulation and oversight, teacher professional development, and much more.Education Week
December 19, 2016external resource from Vans, Vans Custom Culture Shoe Design Contest - Registration Opens January 3
Custom culture is a national high school customization competition using blank vans shoes to be customized around specific themes. Once your school‘s designs are completed, they go through a voting process to narrow down our top 50 entries. Then, it’s up to your school and classmates to garner votes from the public to choose our top 5 that go on to compete in our final event. Schools in the top 5 are flown out to Los Angeles, CA to celebrate their artwork and have noted judges votes on the grand prize winning submission, worth $50,000!Vans
December 14, 2016external resource from Arts Education Partnership (AEP), Save the Date: 2017 AEP State Policy Symposium - March 18, 2017
AEP will welcome more than 100 national and state leaders from the arts, business, cultural, education, philanthropic and public sectors for a daylong conversation about the intersection between the arts and education policy. In addition to engaging in keynote and plenary presentations on the education landscape, participants will also gain insights from experts through in-depth workshops on tools and strategies for expanding access to and participation in the arts in their own states.Arts Education Partnership (AEP)
November 21, 2016external resource from Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, Art.Write.Now.Tour - Through January 8
The traveling exhibition is now at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston! Come see the best teen art and writing from the 2016 Scholastic Awards, on display until January 8, and find out what today's most creative teens have to say.Scholastic Art & Writing Awards