MISSION: The Missouri Alliance for Arts Education supports, promotes, and advocates for fine arts education for the benefit of ALL Missourians.

VISION: We envision quality fine arts education in all Missouri schools, ensuring that every student discovers and develops their fullest potential.

Every School • Every Child • Every Day

MAAE is a non-profit service organization connecting Missouri's arts education communities in DANCE, MUSIC, THEATRE and VISUAL ARTS, 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 education levels - PreK-12-collegiate.

Missouri Alliance for
Arts Education

A FOCUS on 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 2021 Arts ARE Education Resolution? >learn more here.

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

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The Missouri Alliance for Arts Education gratefully acknowledges the generous ongoing financial support of our partners, donors, member and affiliate organizations.