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. NAEA 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.

Download the 2017 Grant Guidelines here. The grant program deadline is October 1, 2016 (for Project Year July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018).

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.

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CONTACT

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

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NAEF helps provide professional development for art educators, classroom supplies for innovative projects, curriculum development for art classrooms, and ground-breaking research in visual arts education.

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