Founded in 1947, the NAEA is the national professional membership organization exclusively for visual arts educators. Members include elementary, middle and high school visual arts educators, college and university professors, researchers and scholars, teaching artists, administrators and supervisors, and art museum educators, as well as more than 45,000 students who are members of the National Art Honor Society or are university students preparing to be art educators.  NAEA represents members in all fifty states plus theDistrict of Columbia, U.S. Possessions, mostCanadian Provinces,U.S.military bases around the world, and twenty-five foreign countries.

The National Art Education Association (NAEA) advances visual arts education to fulfill human potential and promote global understanding.

Core Values
NAEA staff and members work to support professional growth, change, and leadership through:

  •  Mentoring 
  • Networking and collaborating
  • Participating in art education conferences
  • Developing and disseminating exemplary resources on art education
  • Building a professional community by contributing our time and talents to others
  • Valuing our diversity and committing ourselves to equity

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