The Kentucky Art Education Association (KyAEA) aspires to ensure that its programs, services, opportunities, communications, and membership opportunities are accessible to all individuals, and to fully comply with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Additionally, KyAEA and its members align with the principles of ARTS FOR ALL KENTUCKY and believe that all students with a disability deserve access to high quality arts education and arts experiences.
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About the Kentucky Art Education Association
The mission of the Kentucky Art Education Association (KyAEA) is to advance art education through professional development, service, advancement of knowledge, and leadership. To that end, the association promotes quality instruction in visual arts education that is delivered by qualified personnel; holds public discussions; sponsors workshops and institutes, publishes articles, reports, and surveys; provides a network for communication; supports student exhibitions; and works with other related agencies in support of visual arts education.
A Brief History of KyAEA:
The Kentucky Art Education Association (KyAEA) was established in March 1945. The first constitution of the association was finally accepted and received in 1957. The organization has continued to grow and change, striving to meet the needs of Kentucky’s Art Educators. The KyAEA is a nonprofit, all volunteer, non-salary art educational organization with its own constitution and elected board of directors. Its members are comprised of active and retired P-12 teachers, art advocates, and higher education art students and educators statewide.
Each fall, KyAEA members gather to participate in a major two-day convention for sharing and professional development; smaller regional professional development meetings are presented throughout the school year. Also, the KyAEA sponsors special shows for students within the state to compete and exhibit artwork, provides an ongoing mini-grant opportunity for its members, and strongly supports it student chapter members.
The KyAEA is an affiliate of the National Art Education Association (NAEA). The NAEA headquarters is in Alexandria, Virginia, and its membership includes over 18,000 of the nation’s art teachers, art supervisors and museum educators.