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

Falling into School 2023!

Another academic year is in full swing! Check out our September news filled with Professional Learning opportunities, Student Opportunities, New Job Postings, News and Resources from MAAE Allies, and more!

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Their first official day will be July 1, 2023. We also offer our sincere thanks to Andrea Branstetter, Rachael Wenzel and Jeff Sandquist as they leave these roles to serve the Alliance in other ways.

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Special Thanks to staff members - Andrea Branstetter, Rachael Wenzel, and Jeff Sandquist as they continue to serve the Alliance in other ways. Your efforts to support Arts Education in Missouri are so appreciated! We're also so glad that our relationship remains strong and that we'll be able to continue to work together in the future. 


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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. 

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.