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Arts Education Partnership
The Arts Education Partnership (AEP) is dedicated to securing a high-quality arts education for every young person in America. A national coalition of more than 100 education, arts, business, cultural, government, and philanthropic organizations, AEP was established in 1995 through a unique interagency agreement between the National Endowment for the Arts and the U.S. Department of Education, an agreement which has since continued unabated. The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) serves as AEP's fiscal agent and administers the Partnership with the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA).
National PTA® comprises millions of families, students, teachers, administrators, and business and community leaders devoted to the educational success of children and the promotion of parent involvement in schools. The overall purpose of PTA is to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
The Center produces and presents an unmatched variety of theater and musicals, dance and ballet, orchestral, chamber, jazz, popular, world, and folk music, and multimedia performances for all ages. The Center also nurtures new works and young artists, creating performances, broadcasts, and touring productions while serving the nation as a leader in arts and arts management education.
National Guild for Community Arts Education
Founded in 1937, the National Guild for Community Arts Education supports and advances access to lifelong learning opportunities in the arts. We foster the creation and development of community arts education organizations by providing research and information resources, professional development, networking opportunities and funding, and by advocating on behalf of the field.
National Association of Music Merchants
NAMM's mission is to strengthen the music products industry and promote the pleasures and benefits of making music.NAMM's vision is a world in which the joy of making music is a precious element of daily living for everyone; a world in which every child has a deep desire to learn music and a recognized right to be taught; and in which every adult is a passionate champion and defender of that right.
State Education Agency Directors of Arts Education
(SEADAE) consists of those persons at state education agencies whose responsibility is education in the arts (Dance, Music, Theatre and Visual Arts). SEADAE's mission is to support the professional effectiveness of individual members and provide a collective voice for leadership on issues affecting arts education and to achieve quality, comprehensive, sequential, standards-based education in the arts for all students PreK-20.