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National Guild for Community Arts Education

  • Membership

    Our 400+ members across the U.S. are transforming communities through arts education. Membership is "pay what you can".

  • Programs

    Our programming aims to strengthen practitioners, organizations, and the field as a whole, so that you can better support your community in connecting with their creative power.

  • Racial Equity

    We are on a racial equity journey ourselves as an organization, and our programming aims to address racial justice as a crucial part of community arts education work.

Over the past decade the Guild has helped me so much and has had such an impact on Villa Musica’s evolution...The leadership skills that I gained and continue to gain have been invaluable.

Fiona Chatwin, Founder and Executive Director, Villa Musica, San Diego, CA

Our Story

We develop current and emerging leaders at hundreds of organizations nationwide to maximize the impact of arts education, strengthen and sustain programs, and generate innovative solutions.

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    2.5 Million

    Students served through in school, out of school, and community programming

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    8 Million

    Americans reached through performances and exhibitions

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    Teaching artists employed

Help Transform Communities Through the Arts


Regional Event

Community Spaces: Chicago


June 1, 2023


6:00–8:00pm CT


The Chicago High School for the Arts (ChiArts)

Latest News

24/05/2023 Guild News

Message from Quanice: May 2023

As the Guild’s programming makes its much-anticipated return this fall, our collective efforts to embrace liberation align seamlessly with the mission and the future work of the National Guild.

Let's Cultivate Community Arts Education Together!