National Art Education Foundation

The National Art Education Foundation (NAEF) invests in innovative initiatives to support instructional practice, research, and leadership in visual arts education. Learn more about applying for a grant or donating to NAEF.

NAEF

NAEF Mission

The National Art Education Foundation (NAEF) invests in innovative initiatives to support instructional practice, research, and leadership in visual arts education.

NAEF Vision Statement

As an independent, philanthropic organization, the National Art Education Foundation (NAEF) supports a wide variety of professional activities, including support for visual art educators to participate in professional development programs; the promotion of visual arts education as an integral part of the curriculum; the exploration of new models of visual arts instruction in public and private K-16 schools; the promotion of the teaching of art through activities related to the instructional process, curriculum, student learning, student assessment, management, or discipline; the purchase of equipment and/or instructional resources; and conducting research in visual arts education. NAEF has supported 298 projects since its inception in 1985. NAEF is a sister organization to the National Art Education Association (NAEA) and provides support for a variety of visual arts education programs for the Association and its members.

6th Annual NAEF Fundraising Benefit Event

Inside the Designer’s Studio: A Behind the Curtain Look at Costume Design for the Broadway Stage
Saturday, March 4, 2017 | 10:30 am – 11:50 am
A conversation between Broadway Producer Lou Spisto and Tony-Award Winning Costume Designer Gregg Barnes An enlightening conversation discussing the connection of costume design to visual arts education and the role of design in theater production.

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Program Information

The grant program deadline was October 1, 2016 (for Project Year July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018). The next program deadline will be October 1, 2017. New guidelines will be posted summer 2017. In the meantime, you may download the 2017 Grant Guidelines for detailed information about the program.

Grant Recipients

View list of 2016 NAEF Grant Recipients for Project Dates: July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017

Featured Grantee Summaries

View summaries of select NAEF funded projects.

Contribute to NAEF

Donate today and make an investment in the future of visual arts education. Learn more

CONTACT

Kathi R. Levin
Program/Development Officer
National Art Education Foundation
703-860-8000
naef@arteducators.org