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


Member Network

2021 Annual Meeting


December 9, 2021


1:00 - 2:30pm ET


Virtual (Zoom)

Latest News

10/12/2021 Guild News

2021 Board of Trustees Update

In advance of our Annual Meeting on December 9th, Guild members voted on the board of trustees slate. Three new trustees are joining the board for their first 3-year terms, three trustees were reelected, and board members were selected for the Chair, Treasurer, and Secretary positions.

Let's Cultivate Community Arts Education Together!