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The North Carolina Art Education Association (NCAEA) is the state's largest advocacy group dedicated to supporting visual arts education.

The NCAEA believes in the importance of visual arts education. Learning how to create and communicate visually is more than self expression. A visual arts education unlocks our ability to see things differently and think more imaginatively—a valuable skill in an innovation-driven economy.

We also understand that in these days of shrinking budgets and growing class sizes that it can be more difficult than ever to help students unlock the creativity which will shape their future.

That's why we provide unparalleled support for visual arts educators, students, and administrators working in schools, campuses, arts centers and museums.  We invite you to read our website and learn how you can become a more effective teacher, stretch budgets, gain funding, network and build community, and add your voice to ours to champion the role of art in education and life success. 



Join hundreds of NC educators to connect, create and celebrate NCAEA statewide impact on Arts Education. With dozens of workshops and CEU credit opportunities, this is the event of the year. Don't miss it! 


national Arts Education Association

We are here to support you! NAEA is dedicated to providing you with connectivity, resources, and opportunities to enrich your classroom, enhance your career, and inspire your creativity. Connect to a worldwide network of like-minded artists and educators representing K-12 art educators and administrators, college and university professors, preservice students studying art education, researchers and scholars, museum educators, teaching artists, and more. We invite you to lend your unique vision to your vibrant professional community while taking advantage of all that NAEA membership has to offer. 

Make visual arts more visible in your school 

Sponsoring a chapter of the National Art Honor Society (NAHS) for students in grades 9-12 or National Junior Art Honor Society (NJAHS) for students in grades 6-9 magnifies the innovation, skills, and scholarship that your art program brings to your school and community.

NCAEA calendar
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Browse upcoming events in calendar format and add important dates to your personal Google Calendar or iOS Calendar.


For just $90.00 annually—that's about the cost of one large frappuccino a month—you can take advantage of all these opportunities to improve your skills, community, and curriculum while advancing and promoting the value of visual arts education.

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By Design, the NCAEA bi-monthly digital newsletter, wants to help you share ideas and events with your fellow members. Send us your articles and photos or start your members-only subscription today.