provides an opportunity to grow professionally and artistically by attending the annual fall state conference and regional workshops;
helps you stay connected with professional colleagues;
helps you gain leadership skills through activities such as presenting at conference and work on the state and regional level;
gives you a chance to be recognized for your good work through the OAEA awards program;
provides opportunities to showcase your students’ art work;
enhances your curriculum through Teacher Incentive grants funded through the Ohio Art Education Foundation;
affords eligibility for college student scholarships, also through the Foundation;
provides professional involvement in the development of state standards and curriculum development;
supports teachers through the National Board certification process;
now offers Teacher Enrichment grants to attend programs such as Miami’s CraftSummer (new in 2015 through the Foundation);
helps you learn ways to advocate for art education in your community;
benefits increase exponentially the more you get involved
Finally, your membership in OAEA enables this organization to help thousands of art educators become more accomplished teachers as they bring art education to countless students from around the state.
OAEA membership runs from October 1 – September 30 Membership is open to art educators (active and retired), college students, friends, non-profit visual arts organizations and friends of art education.