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Why The Arts Belong in K-12

By Art Today’s Brain Food

Latest Research

By Arts Education Partnership

Brief look into AEP’s latest research on how the arts support achievement in school, bolster skills demanded of a 21st century workforce, and enrich the lives of young people and communities.

Facts & Figures

By Americans for the Arts

Key data points every advocate needs when discussing the importance of arts education. This guide offers three concrete actions school principals can take to increase arts education in their schools.

Arts Education Advocacy Toolkit

By Americans for the Arts

Tips and tools to be an effective arts education advocate.

Effective Michigan Arts Advocacy

By ArtServe Michigan

Find out more about the challenges for arts education from the National and Michigan perspective, read about proactive and reactive advocacy, identify tips and tools to get involved, and learn habits of effective arts education advocates.


The Art Education Journal

By National Art Education Association (NEAE)

This is the official journal of the National Art Education Association. The topics focus on art education and those with an interest in quality visual arts education. It’s a bi-monthly, full color publication that includes an instructional Resource article.

Lesson Plans


By The Getty


MAEA Memorial Scholarship

The MAEA Memorial Art Educator SCHOLARSHIP was established as a result of many memorial contributions to the MAEA for scholarships upon the death of Ed Jacomo: outstanding Alma College art educator, recipient of the Governor's Arts Award for Education, a mentor to many and a 'true disciple' of art education.

National Art Education Association Grants & Funding

Find a variety of effective grants, program information, and funding opportunities from NAEA.

Professional Development Scholarship

This scholarship is granted annual for up to $500 to MAEA members.