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, 2016NAEA SummerVision 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
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.
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
November 14, 2016The Power of Art Conference - April 27-29, 2017 | Washington, DC
The Power of Art conference, now in its 24th year, has two objectives: to share a highly successful approach to teaching students with learning differences through an arts-based curriculum that is transferable to all classrooms of diverse learners; and to empower arts educators and school leaders to be persuasive voices in the national conversation about the critical relevance of the arts in the education for all children in all subjects.
November 7, 2016external resource from ART+BIO Collective, ISLAND LIFE Announces Winter Field Studies in Art+Nature Program - January 10-15, 2017
Tropical Field Studies of Art+Nature in Puerto Rico is a hands-on, immersive, and project-based program that integrates biology and art in the field, at various environments in Puerto Rico. The focus of the program is to learn about Puerto Rico's diverse wildlife through artmaking and field biology. Travel to rainforests, dry forests, beach, coastal, coral reef, mangrove, and mountain environments. The program involves multiple site-specific projects that integrate creativity, art, and biology.ART+BIO Collective
November 7, 2016external resource from Visual News, You Are Here: NYC: Mapping the Soul of the City
Maps are more than just tools to help you navigate through a city, they’re geographical works of art. The oldest known map date back to 2300 B.C., and since then, maps have evolved and cartography has developed into something similar to an art form. You Are Here: NYC: Mapping the Soul of the City by Katharine Harmon is a tribute to the beautiful art maps that have helped city-goers in NYC navigate their city over the years.Visual News