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National Art Education Association
ounded in 1947, the National
Art Education Association
(NAEA) is the leading profes-
sional membership organization
xclusively for visual arts educators.
Members include elementary, middle,
and high-school visual arts educa
tors; college and university professors,
esearchers and scholars, teaching art-
ists, administrators and supervisors,
nd art museum educators; as well as
more than 45,000 students who are
members of the National Art Honor
Society or are university students pre
paring to be art educators.
tive educators, artists, leaders, and
advocates for visual arts education.
• Research and Knowledge. NAEA
conducts research and gener-
ates knowledge that enriches and
expands visual arts education, and
widely shares that research and
• Organizational Vibrancy. NAEA's
culture, systems, structures, and
resources facilitate its mission of
advancing visual arts education.
Definition of Visual Arts
Visual Arts, as defined by the NAEA,
include the traditional fine arts such
as drawing, painting, printmaking,
photography, and sculpture; media arts
including film, graphic communica-
tions, animation, and emerging tech-
nologies; architectural, environmental,
and industrial arts such as urban, inte-
rior, product, and landscape 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:
• Connectivity to YOUR vibrant
community of colleagues as a
member of your national profes-
• FREE Online Professional Learning
Opportunities—Gain free regis-
tration for NAEA's new monthly
webinar series. Access premier
professional learning opportuni-
ties from anywhere in the world.
Choose from a growing number
of live and archived webinars,
sessions, workshops, and more
to create your ideal experience.
Be informed and inspired by col-
NAEA'S Strategic Goals
The following goals have been deter-
mined as the basis of NAEA's strate-
gic framework guiding the work of
• Community. NAEA is a dynamic,
inclusive, and diverse professional
community that shares a commit-
ment to NAEA's mission and vision.
• Advocacy. NAEA influences stake-
holders and decision-makers to
support visual arts education.
• Learning. NAEA provides exem-
plary learning opportunities that
help members become more effec-
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