Associations and Organizations
- National Art Education Association (NAEA)Founded in 1947, the National Art Education Association is the leading professional membership organization exclusively for visual arts educators.
- Massachusetts Art Education Association (MAEA)MAEA (an affiliate of NAEA) advances high quality visual arts education throughout the state by empowering art educators to excel in the practice, instruction, promotion, and celebration of visual art.
- National Education Association (NEA)The National Education Association (NEA), the nation's largest professional employee organization, is committed to advancing the cause of public education. NEA's 3 million members work at every level of education—from pre-school to university graduate programs. NEA has affiliate organizations in every state and in more than 14,000 communities across the United States.
- Arts Education Partnership (AEP)Dedicated to advancing the arts in education through research, policy and practice.
- American Art Therapy Association (AATA)The American Art Therapy Association (AATA) is an organization dedicated to the growth and development of the art therapy profession.
- National Society for Education in Art & Design (NSEAD)The National Society for Education in Art and Design is the leading national authority concerned with art, craft and design across all phases of education in the United Kingdom.
- Americans for the ArtsOur mission is to build recognition and support for the extraordinary and dynamic value of the arts and to lead, serve, and advance the diverse networks of organizations and individuals who cultivate the arts in America. Click on Research to see what's available in their Research hub.
- National Endowment for the ArtsThe National Endowment for the Arts is the major Federal Government granting agency for the arts.
- National Guild for Community Arts EducationThe mission of the Guild is to ensure all people have opportunities to maximize their creative potential. We accomplish this by developing leaders, strengthening organizations, and advocating for community arts education.
- National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA)We are the professional association of the nation’s 56 state and jurisdictional arts agencies. NASAA is an organization that champions public support for the arts in America.
- New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA)Our mission at NEFA is simple: to cultivate and promote the arts in New England and beyond.
- Mass Cultural CouncilThe Mass Cultural Council is a state agency that promotes excellence, inclusion, education, and diversity in the arts, humanities, and sciences to foster a rich cultural life for all Massachusetts residents and contributes to the vitality of our communities and economy.
- MASSCreativeMASSCreative works to build a more vibrant, healthy and equitable Massachusetts. MASSCreative works with artists, leaders, supporters, and partners of the arts, cultural, and creative community to advocate for the resources and support necessary for the sector to thrive.
- Center on Education PolicyThe Center on Education Policy is a national, independent source for research and information about public education.
- National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)NCES is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.
- US Department of EducationED's mission is to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access.
- National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER)NIEER conducts academic research to inform policy supporting high-quality, early education for all young children promoting the physical, cognitive and social development needed for children to succeed in school and later life.
- American Educational Research Association (AERA)AERA strives to advance knowledge about education, to encourage scholarly inquiry related to education, and to promote the use of research to improve education and serve the public good.
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