The NEA is a public agency dedicated to supporting excellence in the arts -- both new and established, bringing the arts to all Americans, and providing leadership in arts education.
The Arts Education Partnership provides information and communication about current and emerging arts education policies, issues, and activities at the national, state, and local levels. Our major projects and activities include: commissioning and disseminating research about critical arts and education issues; maintaining and linking databases on state-level policies for arts education; and convening national forums around significant themes and issues in the field.
Americans for the Arts is the nation's leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts in America. With 45 years of service, Americans for the Arts is dedicated to representing and serving local communities and creating opportunities for every American to participate in and appreciate all forms of the arts.
Through our affiliation with the Kennedy Center, each year FAAE nominates a school board for national recognition by the Kennedy Center and National School Boards Association for Outstanding School Board Support of the Arts. Polk County School Board received the award in 2009 and the Sarasota County School Board Received the award in 2004.
The mission of the National Guild is to ensure all people have opportunities to maximize their creative potential. We accomplish this by developing leaders, strengthening organizations, and advocating for community arts education.