Ensuring all people have opportunities to maximize their creative potential.

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Creative Action (Austin, TX)

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

28/05/2021 Field News

Youth Leaders Develop Graphics to Emphasize CYD Values

Young artists, activists, and leaders from RYSE Youth Center and Re:Frame Youth Arts Center have developed a series of graphics to help guide adult practitioners and spark larger conversations with youth and adults in the field of CYD.

Let's Cultivate Community Arts Education Together!