Americans for the Arts' Arts Education Network provides arts education leaders and professionals with networking and professional development opportunities, as well as tools and resources needed to strengthen arts education in their own communities. Members of the Arts Education Network represent a cross-section of arts education leaders, including arts administrators, teaching artists, school administrators, and representatives from higher education.
Americans for the Arts and lifestyle brand Free People today announced a first-time partnership, which includes a Creative Spirit Fund that empowers public school arts educators to fund the next generation of diverse creators. The partnership advocates for the importance of arts in early public education. Through this program, Free People will be distributing 10 awards of $4,000 each to public school educators across the United States in great need of support in teaching art, music, dance, theater, and creative writing and other artistic disciplines.