This section provides active links to the major arts education web sites, information on resources available through the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, state and national arts education associations, and advocacy resources
Provides information on this statewide North Carolina project that was started by the Thomas S. Kenan Institute for the Arts in 1993. The program centers on the belief that the arts can and should play a central role in how children learn. It also contains a list of the N.C. public schools that are part of the A+ Schools Network.
Americans for the Arts
A national organization that serves as a clearinghouse for information and advocacy for the arts.
Arts Education Partnership
Provides information on the latest developments in arts education, advocacy resources, funding opportunities, publications and resources, evaluation and research, and links to other related sites.
Cultural Funding: Federal Opportunities
Developed by the NEA, this site features 23 federal agencies that have provided funding to arts and cultural projects and programs. The site also includes descriptions of previously funded federal grants to arts groups.
Getty Education Institute for the Arts
Provides a variety of resources and services for K-12 educators.
The John F. Kennedy Center Education Department’s Arts Edge
The Kennedy Center’s free digital resource for teaching and learning in, through, and about the arts. The web site features current arts education news, professional resources for teachers and others, and an annotated catalog of other related web sites.
The John F. Kennedy Center VSA Resources for Educators and Parents
Information on ways to connect the arts, education and disabilities.
A searchable database of innovative and successful practices in K–12 teaching and learning from the UNC School of Education.
Lincoln Center Institute for the Arts in Education
Features information on professional development opportunities for educators on exploring the arts with their students through an experiential approach that emphasizes learning across the curriculum.
National Endowment for the Arts
Includes descriptions of current and former arts education publications available on-line and through other resources, an Arts Learning Resource Center, a list of cultural funding opportunities, and guidelines and application forms for Arts Learning grants for which schools and non-profit organizations can apply.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
This site is a great resource for information about arts education in North Carolina schools. Click on Curriculum then Arts Education for arts education curriculum and resources, click on other links for information and resources from DPI such as publications, education directory (with listings of every school system and school in NC), legislative updates, school laws, etc. To join the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction Artsed Listserv and receive weekly updates, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
National Assembly of State Arts Agencies
Provides research and analysis of national and statewide issues of importance to arts education.
NC Arts Education Wiki
This site is intended for local leaders to assist with implementation of the North Carolina Arts Education Essential Standards. It includes Summer Institute presentations, templates, materials, and resources, as well as other important information specifically related to the Essential Standards.
Click on dance, music, theatre arts or visual arts education to access curriculum, resources, and the arts education newsletter.
President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities
An advisory committee to the White House on cultural issues. Addresses policy questions in the arts and humanities, to initiate and support key programs in those disciplines and to recognize excellence in the field. Its core areas of focus are arts and humanities education, cultural exchange, and creative economy.
South Arts - Arts Education
Provides a list of resources and publications about arts in education.
Southeast Center for Education in the Arts (SCEA)
Offers innovative professional development in arts education and arts integration to enhance teaching and deepen learning in preK-12 classrooms.
U.S. Department of Education's ED.gov
Promotes student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access. Includes information on federal financial aid for education, research data on America's schools, and key educational issues
Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning through the Arts
Features information on the arts in education services that the Institute provides for children ages 3-5, their teachers and families through drama, music and movement. It also contains information on pre-school artist residencies that can be booked through them. Schools and non-profit organizations can seek funding for these programs through the North Carolina Arts Council.
State and National Arts Education Associations
North Carolina Arts Education Associations
North Carolina Art Education Association
North Carolina Music Educators Associations
North Carolina Theatre Conference
North Carolina Theatre Arts Educators
North Carolina Alliance for Athletics, Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (NCAAHPERD).
North Carolina Arts Organizations with Arts Programs by County
Dance Association for North Carolina Educators
North Carolina Dance Alliance
National Arts Education Associations
Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education
National Art Education Association
NAfME - National Association for Music Education
National Dance Education Organization
National Dance Association
American Alliance for Theatre and Education
Educational Theatre Association
American Music Conference
ARTS North Carolina
Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO)
Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education (KCAAE)
National Arts Education Public Awareness Campaign
NC General Assembly home page with links to legislators
VH1 Save the Music Program
Who's Dancin' Now?
Tools and Funding Resources
Arts Assessment Tool Box
A new online resource presents a straightforward set of resources for developing assessment tools and using them to illuminate and communicate student learning. Developed by the leaders of CAPE (Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education).
North Carolina Humanities Council
Offers programs and publications on North Carolina culture and history, grants for programs that promote community understanding and insight, awards and a Teachers Institute.
Free classical music concerts in small rural venues (50 seats or so) for very reasonable fees.
Click here for a list of North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources Professional Development Opportunities and Resources for NC Educators and Students