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.
June 6, 2017NAEA Delegation to Poland - October 22-29, 2017
The purpose of this delegation led by NAEA President Kim Defibaugh is to meet with our Polish counterparts to learn about the challenges and advances in art education delivery at all levels in Poland. Join NAEA President Kim Defibaugh who will lead this delegation.
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!
July 19, 2017external resource from ArtWorks, NEA Webinar: Evaluation as a Tool for Creative Placemaking, Thursday, July 27, 1:30-3 pm ET
The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) will host a webinar on evaluation as a tool to support creative placemaking, the first in a series of webinars on evaluating arts programs. The webinar includes speakers from the NEA and also from GO Collaborative, a design and planning firm focused on creative placemaking, community engagement, and master planning and Metris Arts Consulting, a planning, research, and evaluation firm focused on revealing arts impacts and helping communities equitably improve cultural vitality.ArtWorks
July 5, 2017external resource from VSA, VSA Intersections: Arts and Special Education Conference
The Kennedy Center’s VSA Intersections: Arts and Special Education Conference, taking place Aug. 6-7 in Austin, Texas, allows participants to engage in conversations and learning opportunities focused on equitable access to arts-based and arts-integrated instruction for students with disabilities.VSA
June 19, 2017external resource from AEP, Registration Now Open - 2017 AEP Annual Convening
The Arts Education Partnership (AEP), a center within Education Commission of the States, is pleased to announce that registration is now open for our 2017 AEP Annual Convening: The Arts Leading the Way to Student Success to be held on September 6-7 at the Washington, D.C.’s historic Mayflower Hotel.AEP
May 17, 2017external resource from MCA, MCA Summer Academy for High School Students, July 16-29
Memphis College of Art offers an opportunity for rising high school juniors and seniors to earn 2 college level credit hours when they attend the two-week Summer Academy at the MCA campus. Summer Academy provides a studio experience for highly motivated high school art students with the intent to study art at the college level. Professors teach these students a variety of studio classes, including Illustration, Metals, Graphic Design, Painting and Drawing, and Photography, and give them a glimpse of what potentially lies ahead for them in college.MCA
May 4, 2017external resource from Education Week, Webinar: Engaging the Eye: Building Literacy Via Visual Art, May 9, 2-3 pm ET
In this interactive webinar, Lynne Munson and Rachel Stack of Great Minds discuss and model art instruction with an 8th grade teacher, highlighting how the study of visual art builds cultural knowledge and fosters academic achievement for the widest range of learners.Education Week
May 3, 2017external resource from Community-Word Project, Arts Education and Cultural Organizations to Participate in 2017 Arts in Education Job Fair
The New York City Arts in Education Roundtable, Community-Word Project and the Borough of Manhattan Community College will bring together dozens of arts education and cultural organizations from across the country for the 2017 Arts in Education Job Fair on May 16, at the Borough of Manhattan Community College in New York City. Attendees interested in pursuing a career in arts education will have the opportunity to speak with, and learn more about, participating organizations.Community-Word Project
May 3, 2017external resource from VTS, Register Now for the 2017 VTS Summer Institute
Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) will hold its 2017 Summer Institute, from July 18-22, in Seattle. This week-long event, co-hosted by the Seattle Art Museum, the Frye Art Museum and the Seattle Aquarium, convenes VTS practitioners from around the world to connect and network with their peers and explore the application of VTS across different age levels, content areas and art forms. Institute workshops, designed for both VTS beginners and experienced practitioners, focus on developing and strengthening facilitation skills in utilizing visual arts discussion to enhance learning for students and increase student engagement and performance. Other events of the institute include share-outs, peer-to-peer roundtables and panel discussions.VTS
May 3, 2017external resource from VOA News, A+ Schools to Host Free Professional Development Conference for Educators
The A+ Schools Program of the North Carolina Arts Council will host a free, two-day professional development conference from June 29-30, at the Crowne Plaza in Hickory, N.C., for educators working in a North Carolina A+ school. Continuing its focus on integrating the arts throughout the education curriculum to develop and support creative and innovative thinking and learning for children, and helping them to convey their knowledge, this conference includes arts-integrated workshops, lesson planning and opportunities for networking with fellow educators.VOA News
April 26, 2017external resource from Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, Apply Now to Join Cooper Hewitt's 3-day Design Thinking Summer Workshop for Educators, July 11 – 13
This three-day workshop is a part of Cooper Hewitt's larger Design in the Classroom National initiative. It provides educators with opportunities to explore design thinking, to integrate the design process into curriculum, and to discuss transforming the teaching and learning processes in classrooms. This program is free to accepted applicants and will be held in New York City.Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum