Ensuring all people have opportunities to maximize their creative potential.

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    Gain knowledge and skills through our trainings, technical assistance, national conference, online learning series, and publications.

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    Connect with thousands of like-minded peers and mentors through our Member Networks, Directory, and Key Initiatives.

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    Strengthen Your Leadership

    Increase your ability to bring people together to move things forward in your organization, community, and nationally as we work collectively to advocate for community arts education.

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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    20,000+

    Teaching artists employed

Help Transform Communities Through the Arts

Latest News

04/12/2018 Field News

Report: Arts Education Approaches Supported by ESSA

ESSA considers arts to be essential components of “a well-rounded education” and offers funding to help education agencies teach them in their schools. In order to access this funding, however, education agencies must show evidence that the programs they propose can affect student outcomes.

Let's Cultivate Community Arts Education Together!