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, 20182018 NAEA National Leadership Conference, July 23-26, 2018 | Charleston, South Carolina
The National Leadership Conference supports and enhances the effectiveness of experienced, new, and aspiring art education leaders.
May 3, 2018SummerVision 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!
March 19, 2018SummerStudio: Design Thinking - Building A Community of Learners and Leaders, July 16-20, 2018 | Laguna Beach, CA
Get a jump start on building your community of learners and leaders for designing a better world. Come as a team!
June 27, 2018external resource from Art21, Art21 Announces Free International Screening Initiative
Art21 has launched open registration for Screening Society, an international screening initiative that invites organizations to host free screenings of films from the upcoming season of thier award-winning series, “Art in the Twenty-First Century.” Screening Society was created to increase knowledge on contemporary art, spark dialogue, and inspire creative thinking for a global audience.Art21
June 14, 2018external resource from Arizona State University, Listening for History: Music, Art, and Poetry on the Streets of New York, July 9-August 3
This 4-week, fully-online interactive course explores American history through the music, art, and poetry of African American and Jewish immigrant artists in early 20th century New York City. Both life-long learners and classroom teachers will deepen their knowledge and love of the arts and history. Cost: $100. Earn 24 hours of professional development.Arizona State University
June 6, 2018external resource from Fresh Films, AT&T Hello Sunshine Filmmaker Lab
The AT&T Hello Sunshine Filmmaker Lab, produced by Fresh Films, will bring 20 teenage girls to Los Angeles for 8 days to learn the ins and outs of filmmaking. They‘ll have the chance to film a TV show under the guidance of mentors and professional creators, including some from AT&T and Hello Sunshine, Reese Witherspoon’s media company--maybe even Reese herself! This program is completely free and no experience is required. Apply now through June 10.Fresh Films
May 24, 2018external resource from American Craft Week, American Craft Week Presents Metamorphosis: Repurposed, Recycled, Resourceful Craft
Do you create using recycled materials? Are you inspired by a pile of cans? Do automotive parts get your creative juices flowing? Does trash become something beautiful in your hands? Then American Craft Week is looking for you! American Craft Week is searching for 25 exceptional craft artists who make their art out of recycled materials. Entries accepted until midnight, Friday, June 22.American Craft Week
May 24, 2018external resource from Creative Youth Development, Live Event: Putting the Creative Youth Development National Action Blueprint to Work, June 19, 12 - 1pm ET
Learn how you can use the recently released Creative Youth Development (CYD) National Action Blueprint as a resource in your work to advance the role of creativity in youth development. Led by the CYD National Partnership and a cross-sector coalition, this one-hour, interactive forum is designed for CYD practitioners and alumni, funders, researchers, and allied youth sector leaders.Creative Youth Development
May 21, 2018external resource from Crayola, Webinar: STEAM & PBL: Educators and Students Get Future-Ready, 5/30/18, 2-3 pm ET
STEAM and project-based learning work together. From cross-curricular learning and the processes of inquiry and problem-solving to “the four C's,” our educator panel will showcase classroom-tested approaches. The creative economy is the future. Will your students be future ready? This is a FREE live event.Crayola
May 21, 2018external resource from VSA, Workshops Seek to Increase Access to Visual Arts for Students
An arts education professor is working to remove barriers to participation and creation in visual arts for students who are blind or have low vision through the Sensory: Please Touch the Art workshop series. Launched in 2016, the workshop program engages teens and adults in visual arts instruction exploring different topics, including expressing emotion and approximate perspective, and allows them to create and exhibit their own artwork.VSA
May 21, 2018external resource from Grantmakers in the Arts, Registration Open! Upcoming Grantmakers in the Arts’ Webinar to Feature AEP and the California Alliance for Arts Education
AEP Director Jane R. Best will join Joe Landon, executive director, and Laura Smyth, Title I program director, at CAAE for the Leveraging the Every Student Succeeds Act to Advocate for the Arts webinar at 2 p.m. EDT Tuesday, May 29. This webinar will provide an overview of ESSA and opportunities for the arts in education under this new law — including how states addressed the arts in their ESSA plans — and will explore CAAE’s Title I initiative.Grantmakers in the Arts