Arts Education Resources
American Alliance for Arts Education
The American Alliance for Arts Education is a national organization
providing teachers with valuable arts resources. You can join
the alliance or find out about their projects and programs.
National, state, and community groups sponsor art education
in many ways. They can provide guest speakers, resource information,
and exhibitions of professional and student work. For support
and resources to encourage the appreciation of art outside
the classroom, visit the Arts Education Partnership.
Educator's Reference Desk
Teachers can find professional development resources and a
collection of excellent lesson plans created by teachers by
connecting to the resources at Educator's Reference Desk.
Getty Institute for the Arts in Education
The Getty Institute for the Arts in Education provides valuable teaching strategies and curriculum ideas.
Kennedy Center for Arts Education
The Kennedy Center for Arts Education and ArtsEdge is an invaluable
resource. The ArtsEdge site is a comprehensive and diverse
collection of visual and performing arts, lesson plans, exhibits,
Smithsonian Education provides a variety of resources for
teachers and students. The educator section offers lesson
plans, virtual field trip information, and professional development.
The student area features interactive content modules, called
IdeaLabs, on topics such as United States presidents and walking
on the moon.
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Community, National, and International
American Arts Alliance
The American Arts Alliance home page provides more resources
for teachers and links art educators to a list of state and
local organizations supporting the arts.
For information on Community Arts Partnerships, musical arts,
and integration of the arts, the California Institute of the
Arts has student and teacher resources available on their
Internet home page.
Society for the Performing Arts Foundation
The International Society for the Performing Arts Association
promotes and encourages involvement in all the performing
arts for students and teachers.
National Assembly of State Arts Agencies
The National Assembly of State Arts Agencies maintains a complete,
searchable listing of state arts organizations for your convenience.
National Endowment for the Humanities
At the National Endowment for the Humanities, teachers may
find ideas and educational programs combining arts and humanities.
Foundation for Advancement in the Arts
Arts councils help raise awareness of the need for arts education
in and out of the classroom. Artists and patrons associated
with arts councils can be valuable resources to the teacher
interested in promoting and enhancing school arts programs.
Society for Arts and Letters
Encourage young artists through the opportunities provided
by the National Society of Arts and Letters.
Audiences National Organization
Through programs sponsored by the Young Audiences National
Organization, teachers will have opportunities to bring students
face to face with professional performing and visual artists.
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Galleries and Cultural Resources
Arts Wire Online provides articles and opportunities for communication
and forums within the arts community. Browse their extensive
database or become a member.
Find links to art galleries, artists' pages, and an image
catalogue. Allow this site to help you find the art resources
Open Studio provides artists with the technology support they
may be lacking. The site offers free Internet access and lists
local training workshops that are provided nationwide to support
artists and non-profit organizations. The site also offers
arts networking opportunities and links to other art resources.
Discover resources and art links that showcase contemporary
African and African-American artists.
and Arabic Arts
Resources dedicated to promoting information on Islamic art
can be found at the non-profit Islamic Arts and Architecture
site. Find links to museums that exhibit Islamic art, historical
information, and links to articles on the subject.
Explore and encourage development of youth in the arts at
the Young Latino Artists Internet site.
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