Giving Tuesday 2022

We are stronger together.

The Alliance works to build a strong arts-education-friendly coalition in Missouri with our Allies. You can help!

Become an ally: Whether you'd just like to stay informed about opportunities or issues which impact arts education, or if you want to take a more active role, we will welcome you as an individual ally. Organizational allies may also seek representation within our governance structure. There is no cost to become an ally.

Become a donor: Financial contributions help us fulfill our mission to support, promote and advocate for Arts Education in Missouri. You can designate that your gift be used to support a specific program, or to support general operational expenses.

About the Work of the Alliance

  • We support arts education

    • Annual sponsorship of presenters for professional learning conferences hosted by Missouri’s statewide arts education organizations.

    • Annual sponsorship of clinicians/directors for Missouri All-State honor ensembles

    • Hosting professional learning networks offering free, high quality, content-specific professional learning experiences.

    • We support professional learning that is both content-specific and that which addresses issues related to inclusion/diversity and also helping teachers learn to integrate the arts across the curriculum,

  • We promote arts education

    • Professional learning in arts education and Arts Integration

    • Student exhibit, contests and scholarship opportunities

    • Mentors for new teachers

    • Collaboration with Missouri non-profit arts organizations engaged in arts education

    • Missouri Fine Arts Academy

    • Student arts advocacy training

    • State and local arts advocacy events

    • We celebrate excellence in arts education, honor arts ed advocates, and celebrate the work of student artists

    • Arts Centered Education residency opportunities

  • We advocate for arts education

    1. We are the eyes, ears and voice for statewide policies which impact arts education

    2. We compile reports from the monthly meetings of the State Board of Educaiton

    3. We have a Legislative and policy watch team which monitors pending legislation

    4. We remain vigilant in reinforcing the value of arts education

    5. We raise visibility and awareness

    6. We provide resources for local arts advocacy efforts

    7. We connect and unite Missouri’s arts education community serving as a conduit for communication and coalition for action in focus areas such as legislation, and policy issues, and crisis response

Julie Hale

The Alliance recognizes that Julie Hale has made a positive impact on so many across the state. One of the designated giving options available for 2022 is honoring Julie for her decades of service to arts education.