Americans for the Arts
AFTA is the nation’s most prominent arts advocacy organization and the sponsor of the annual Arts Advocacy Day in Washington, D.C. and a supporter of EdTA’s Democracyworks essay competition.
*Arts Education Partnership
AEP provides information and updates about current and emerging arts
education policies, issues, and events at the national, state, and local
*American Alliance for Theatre and Education
AATE is a service organization made up K-16 educators and theatre professionals dedicated to the promotion of theatre education.
Association for Theatre in Higher Education
ATHE is the professional membership organization for higher education theatre programs and the individuals working in them.
*The College Board
The College Board is a non-profit membership organization committed to
excellence and equity in education, with a mission to connect students
to college success and opportunity. Included in their membership is the Arts Academic Advisory Committee.
*National Arts Education Association
NAEA is the national service organization for visual arts teachers.
*National Association for Music Education
NAfME is the national association for music educators.
*National Dance Educators Organization
NDEO is the national service organization for dance educators.
National Endowment for the Arts
The NEA annually funds a wide range of arts and arts education projects throughout the country.
National Federation of State High School Associations
NFHS develops interscholastic sports and activities for high school students throughout the country.
National Guild for Community Arts
The National Guild supports and advances access to lifelong learning
opportunities in the arts through the creation and development of
community arts education organizations.
Southeast Theatre Conference
SETC is a regional theatre education organization made up of
institutions and artists from ten southeastern states, each of which
that has their own organization sponsoring conferences and theatre
Theatre Communications Group
TCG is an organization dedicated to the promotion of non-profit
professional theatre in the United States, with over 450 regional
*Young Audiences Arts for Learning
Young Audiences is a national network of organizations that offer a
variety of arts education programs throughout the country, with an
emphasis on bringing together students and professional artists.
*EdTA National Coalition for Core Arts Standards partners.