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The Missouri Alliance for
member of the Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts
is dedicated to making the arts a basic part of education for all Missourians.
Who We Are and What We Do
The Alliance is a non-profit organization representing arts education organizations and private citizens and companies that support arts education in our schools. The Alliance provides professional development for teachers, sponsors and commissions research into the effectiveness of arts education, and promotes public awareness of the importance of the arts in every school for every child.
The highlight of our calendar is Fine Arts Education Day at the State Capitol each spring during which we partner with the Missouri School Boards' Association and our member organizations to recognize outstanding teachers, schools, and school districts with a variety of Arts Education Awards.
The Alliance has released landmark studies such as "Arts Education Makes a Difference in Missouri Schools" to demonstrate the impact the arts have on district graduation and attendance rates, disciplinary infractions rates, and language arts and mathematics test scores on the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) measures of student progress.
The Alliance has embarked on an ambitious series of Professional Development Workshops designed to encourage arts educators to become active and informed participants as their school districts adopt the new Missouri Learning Standards, also known as Common Core. Through a grants program, the Alliance is also able to support each member organization as they seek to bring in the very best presenters for their annual conferences.
The Missouri Alliance for Arts Education is supported through generous grants from the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency, and the Francis Family Foundation. The MAAE is also supported by the visual and performing arts educator associations and organizations listed below. We are also supported by businesses and by individuals--people just like YOU!
MAAE Affiliate Member Organizations