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.
Call for Nominations for NAEF Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees of the National Art Education Foundation is seeking nominations for new trustees who will take office at the conclusion of the 2018 NAEA convention in Seattle. Potential trustees should have a strong commitment to advancing the cause of art education and insights on foundations; they should be willing to work and to make financial contributions to NAEF.
Trustee responsibilities include:
- Attending all annual meetings, usually held during the NAEA annual convention, at their own expense;
- Actively pursuing contributions, including work with the association to help create proposals (corporate, foundation, etc.);
- Sharing committee work and participating in board meetings;
- Reviewing grant proposals;
- Acting as a communicator/ambassador within the NAEA membership and externally.
Nominations (including self-nominations) should include complete contact information: name, work and home addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses. Send nominations to: Dean G. Johns, Chair, NAEF Nominating Committee, firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for receipt of all nominations is September 1, 2017.
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.
View the 2018 NAEF Grant Guidelines here
**The grant program deadline is October 1, 2017 (for Project Year July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019).
View list of 2017 NAEF Grant Recipients for Project Dates: July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019.
Featured Grantee Summaries
View summaries of select NAEF funded projects.
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Kathi R. Levin
National Art Education Foundation
- NAEF Trustees Public Roster (August 2017)
- NAEF Grant Recipients (2017-2018)
- NAEF Report - NAEA News - February/March 2017
- NAEF 2016 Donor List
- NAEF Grants Program Calendar
- NAEF Donor Commemoration Form
- NAEF 2015 Donor List
- NAEF Annual Six Month Report July – December 2015
- NAEA Research Agenda
- NAEF Planned Giving Prospectus