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
We are the eyes, ears and voice for statewide policies which impact arts education
We compile reports from the monthly meetings of the State Board of Educaiton
We have a Legislative and policy watch team which monitors pending legislation
We remain vigilant in reinforcing the value of arts education
We raise visibility and awareness
We provide resources for local arts advocacy efforts
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
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.