Arts in Education Network

Photo: Fleisher Art Memorial (Philadelphia, PA)

Network Mission

The National Guild’s Arts In Education (AIE) Network works to support arts educators in their partnerships with K-12 schools. Through online and in-person convenings, the network provides members with new conceptual frameworks and practical tools for improving existing and future partnerships with classroom teachers, school administrators, and parents.


Stay up to Date with AIE

Want to stay connected to the AIE Network? Members can sign in to the member portal and select the AIE Network in their User Profile. Affiliated Network members will receive invites to all in-person and online events, leadership opportunities within the Network, access to all Network resources, and more.

Nonmembers can enter their email below and receive updates on Network activities as well as select event invites. To fully participate in the AIE Network, join the Guild as a Full member




Alison Scott-Williams

Vice President, Arts Education, New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), Newark, NJ

Alison Scott-Williams is an arts education leader with a commitment to recognizing and cultivating talent in emerging artists and building community. Currently, Alison is Vice President, Arts Education for The New Jersey Performing Arts Center. Prior to this position Alison served in a pivotal position as Assistant Vice President for Arts Education for The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) in Newark, leading a team that serves 70,000 children through performances and residencies in Newark, East Orange, Paterson, Jersey City and Union City, NJ.

Network Event Highlights

Examples of past AIE Network events include:

  • Language for the Movement: Working with K-12 School Partners: Building off of resources provided by the WARE Network on language and racial justice, Network particpants heard about the challenges and opportunities that go along with building a common language around racial justice, specifically in the context of school settings.
  • Social Justice Based Curriculum in K-12 Partnerships: Drawing on case studies from DreamYard Project, Mural Arts Philadelphia and others, this video chat explores necessary components of in-school curriculum that tackles issues of social justice.


Network Produced Resources

The Arts in Education Network produces tools and resources to advance the field. Examples include: