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. 



Wilmington, NC  |  October 26-29

Join hundreds of NC educators to connect, create and celebrate 51 years of NCAEA. With dozens of workshops and CEU credit opportunities, this is the event of the year. Don't miss it! Book your hotel room today. 


There are a lot of great resources out there—but who has time to find them? We do. Here's two upcoming webinars that'll get you thinking about new ways to collaborate and inspire you to action.

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.

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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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