Ensuring all people have opportunities to maximize their creative potential.

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Progressive Arts Alliance (Cleveland, OH)

Our Response to the COVID-19 Crisis

  • Connecting Our Community

    We're creating virtual peer gathering and learning spaces for arts educators who are courageously solving challenging problems—together, we are better equipped to respond to our communities' needs.

  • Supporting Arts Educators

    We're building a knowledge base of resources to support organizations and teaching artists in navigating crisis management, financial sustainability, transitions to distance learning, and more.

  • Acting in Solidarity

    We are using our position as a national intermediary to advocate on behalf of the arts education field, and its diverse stakeholders' needs during this time.

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


Latest News

21/04/2021 Guild News

Update on solidarity with AFTA's Arts Education Council

Update on the Guild's meeting with Americans For The Arts (AFTA)'s board leadership, and actions we are taking in solidarity with the Arts Education Council and with people of color in our field and in our communities. We encourage other organizations to take these steps as they apply to you.

Let's Cultivate Community Arts Education Together!