SchoolArts Magazine

APR 2014

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NAEA's Mission NAEA advances visual arts education to fulfill human potential and promote global understanding. NAEA'S Strategic Goals The following goals have been determined as the basis of NAEA's strategic framework guiding the work of the asso- ciation: • Community: NAEA is a dynamic, inclusive, and diverse professional community that shares a commitment to NAEA's mission and vision. • Advocacy: NAEA influences stakeholders and decision- makers to support visual arts education. • Learning : NAEA provides exemplary learning oppor- tunities that help members become more effective educators, artists, leaders, and advocates for visual arts education. • Research and Knowledge: NAEA conducts research and generates knowledge that enriches and expands visual arts education, and widely shares that research and knowledge. • Organizational Vibrancy: NAEA's culture, systems, structures, and resources facilitate its mission of advancing visual arts education. The Definition of Visual Arts Visual Arts, as defined by the National Art Education Asso- ciation, include the traditional fine arts such as drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, and sculpture; media arts including film, graphic communications, animation, and emerging technologies; architectural, environmental, and industrial arts such as urban, interior, product, and land- scape design; folk arts; and works of art such as ceramics, fibers, jewelry, works in wood, paper, and other materials. NAEA Member Benefits NAEA members receive the following benefits, and more: • Connection: Be part of your national professional asso- ciation and be in touch with the latest in visual arts education worldwide. Access the member directory, listservs, NINGs, National Art Honor Society, and more. • Publications: Free subscriptions to Art Education maga- zine and NAEA News—a $50 value. • Discounts: Attend the NAEA National Convention, pur- chase books and merchandise, subscribe to Studies in Art Education, and more—all at a discounted rate. • Advocacy: Resources for advocating the importance of visual arts education are at your fingertips. • Recognition: Be eligible for national awards, grants, and a National Junior Art Honor Society Chapter for your students. • Classroom resources: Access peer-reviewed lessons including sample images, museum resources, and more. To join NAEA, and for more information, visit NAEA Founded in 1947, The National Art Education Association (NAEA) is the leading 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 and the District of Columbia, United States Possessions, most Canadian Provinces, United States military bases around the world, and twenty-five foreign countries. F O C U S I N : O R G A N I Z A T I O N U P D A T E S Page sponsored by: 44 April 2014 SchoolArts 43_46_4_14.indd 44 2/25/14 10:45 AM

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