Statewide Partners

FAAE partners with statewide service organizations to achieve its mission and vision and to coordinate messages and activities. The Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Department of Education are co-founders of FAAE and continue to support and advise.

Florida Department of Education

The Florida Department of Education (DOE) provides annual funding through the ACE (Arts for a Complete Education) Grant. DOE Fine Arts Curriculum Specialist, John LeTellier is a liaison tour board and oversees work related to the ACE grant.

Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs

The Division of Cultural Affairs (DCA) funds special programs that further the aims of Culture Builds Florida. A DCA representative sits ex officio on the FAAE Board of Directors.

Certain service organizations have developed a special working relationship with FAAE:

Florida Cultural Alliance (FLCA): develops statewide strategy and messages for advocacy for the arts with a primary focus on arts organizations. FLCA cooperates with FAAE in developing the legislative position paper related to arts education. FAAE and FLCA share action alerts and encourage their members to support both aspects of arts and cultural funding.

Florida Art Educators Association (FAEA), Florida Association for Theatre Education (FATE) Florida Dance Education Organization (FDEO), and Florida Music Educators Association (FMEA) are the four professional service organizations serving arts educators. Each of these service organizations has a liaison on the FAAE board and works with FAAE to coordinate shared goals. FMEA takes a lead in following legislation and policy that impacts arts education and disseminates that information through FLCA, FAAE, and the other professional service organizations.

Statewide Professional Service Organizations