The Arts Education Field Guide

The Arts Education Field Guide describes the ecosystem of partners, players, and policymakers in the field of arts education. This is a great introduction into the complex network of decision-makers in arts education, with an analysis of the connections and partnerships that could strengthen arts education in your community.

Arts Education Navigator

The Arts Education Navigator as a series of e-books designed to help educators, students, and advocates alike navigate the complex field of arts education. This e-book series covers multiple topics, such as the benefits of arts education, what quality arts education looks like, tips for evaluating arts education, and how to effectively make the case that the arts should be an integral part of a well-rounded education.

YouthARTS Toolkit

Our archival YouthARTS Toolkit remains a seminal publication on how to start and manage a youth development program in arts education. It discusses the unique considerations of working with underserved communities and covers programmatic basics such as fundraising, budgeting, program design & evaluation, and partnerships.


Americans for the Arts' ARTSblog is the place to read about and add your voice to the hottest topics in our field. This widely read blog has contributors from across the country, and arts education continues to be the number one topic of interest.

2014 Convention Preconferences
Arts Education & Advocacy Preconference
Empowering Arts Education Advocates: Tools and Case Studies to Inspire Action

Arts education is so necessary for so many reasons - and yet many communities have tremendous difficulty making the case. Come take part in this deep training experience designed to help participants understand the ins and outs of advocacy for arts education on a local level.