Advocate for the Arts
Visit the Arts Alliance Illinois Legislative Action Center for Action Alerts and to submit quick-and-easy online forms in support of the arts!
21st Century Skills
The Skills Connection Between Arts and 21st-Century Learning.
Click to read Education Week article.
The Illinois Alliance for Arts Education is a non-profit organization of arts educators in dance, drama, music and visual art. Our mission is to ensure high quality arts education for all Illinois students, grades K-12.
As the only state alliance member of the Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education Network (KCAAEN) in Illinois, the IAAE receives support from KCAAEN promotions, award recognition programs and professional development opportunities. In 2006 an Illinois school received the national Creative Ticket Award, in 2007and 2009 Illinois schools received the National School Boards Association award, and in 2010 an Illinois school received the National Schools of Distinction in Arts Education Award. The arts are alive in Illinois!
Your membership in the IAAE helps support arts education initiatives in your own school, local community and the state of Illinois.
Arts Alive 2013
CLICK HERE for detailed information and the registration form for Arts Alive 2013! This professional development event will take place on July 19th at Columbia College in Chicago. Please visit our Events page for more information. “Arts Alive - 2013” is appropriate for ALL classroom teachers K-12, arts educators K-12, higher education students, administrators, arts education supporters and members of the community.
2014 Illinois Arts Education Week Poster Contest
The Illinois Alliance for Arts Education is partially supported by the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.