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Catalyzing Creative Aging Seed Grant Program

The National Guild’s Catalyzing Creative Aging program is a multi-phase initiative designed to support the establishment of new creative aging programs at nonprofit arts education organizations nationwide. September 19, 2017 is the deadline to apply for the program. View recording of our Applicant Orientation Webinar to learn more!

Registration Open for Conference for Community Arts Education

The National Guild conference provides learning, networking, and tools to ensure all people have opportunities to maximize their creative potential. Featuring more than four dozen workshops, roundtables, plenary sessions, site visits, and social events—plus full-day preconference institutes—delegates develop new skills, share effective practices, build relationships with colleagues, and return home inspired with new ideas about how to advance their organization and better serve their community. Guild members receive discounts on registration. 

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New Vision, Mission, and Values


Now in our 80th year, the Guild is taking this opportunity to articulate new Vision, Mission, and Values statements that reflect our belief in the transformative power of the arts, and our commitment to leadership, equity, and social and racial justice. We believe this language will form the foundation for our future as a leader in community arts education.

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Featured Member

Church Street School for Music and Art (New York, NY) provides process-oriented art and music education to students of all ages. The organization's affordable programs serve a range of socially, culturally, and economically diverse communities. Since its founding in 1990, Church Street School has been dedicated to the idea that individual experience and personal discovery foster creative thinking and confidence. As the only not-for-profit school for the arts in Lower Manhattan, it strives to serve as community center for the neighborhood: a safe place where students, parents, children and neighbors share creative experiences, where kids play and grow together, where those with the challenge of disabilities find a place to shine.

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