a non-profit service organization connecting Missouri's arts education allies

A Message of Condolence and Hope

October, 2022

The Missouri Alliance for Arts Education, has a desire to offer compassion and support to all those touched by the recent tragic events at the Central Visual and Performing Arts High School. We recognize that the effects are felt not only by those closest to the school, but that there is also a ripple effect felt through the larger arts and arts education community, throughout the world of education and within our society as a whole. May the support of loved ones sustain all those navigating through this difficult time.

Find helpful resources through the MO Department of Mental Health Crisis Helpline or Disaster Services https://twitter.com/DMHDisaster and the Show-Me Hope website.


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Arts Education


Connect • Educate • Promote • Celebrate • Research

MAAE helps to connect all those with an interest in the arts and arts education, to present a unified message of support. MAAE Unites allies from Missouri's professional arts education organizations, community arts organizations, teaching artists and arts agencies to promote high quality arts education at all levels. We facilitate and support professional development opportunities for high quality arts education. The Alliance educates and informs about issues that affect arts education. MAAE promotes arts integration as a best practice to ensure that high quality arts education experiences are a part of teaching and learning and lead to improved student achievement in all subject areas. MAAE is actively addressing issues of racism, inclusion, diversity and equity to help eliminate barriers and ensure that ALL Missourians benefit from a high quality arts education. MAAE recognizes academic excellence, excellence in artistic performance and service and celebrates accomplishments in arts education. MAAE is involved in research to further our mission and goals.

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Arts ARE Education - Sponsored by the Commission for National Core Arts Standards, State Education Agency Directors of Arts Education alongside partners in NAfME and NAMM have developed a simple and positive way to generate local support for arts programs across the U.S.

  1. Sign the pledge. ANYone can sign; individuals, students, organizations, administrators and more.

  2. Ask your local school board to sign the resolution. View considerations here.

  3. Tell your stories. Show how arts ed continues throughout the pandemic and is vital for students. Share them @moartsed.

Has your district signed the Arts ARE Education Resolution? >learn more here.

Have YOU signed the Arts ARE Education Pledge? >read, sign and learn more here

Many of MAAE's projects and programs are generously funded by Francis Family Foundation, Mid-America Arts Alliance, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the state arts agencies of Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas.

The Missouri Alliance for Arts Education gratefully acknowledges the generous ongoing support of our principal and associate allies, partners, donors and other organizations.