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Serving more than 20,000 active members, the National Art Education Association is the leading professional organization for art educators in pre-kindergarten through grade 12 as well as college and university professors and researchers, administrators, and museum educators.

We represent members in all fifty states plus the District of Columbia, U.S. Possessions, most Canadian Provinces, U.S. military bases around the world, and twenty-five foreign countries.

The mission of NAEA is to promote art education through professional development, service, advancement of knowledge, and leadership.

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