WAEA is committed to promoting Visual Art education throughout the state of Washington. We have put together this page to assist you in promoting the arts in your class, school, and community.
ADVOCACY TOPICS: Find out about Art as a Core Subject, Core 24, Simple Ways to Advocate, the National Assembly of States Arts Agencies (NASAA) and more ADVOCACY POSITION STATEMENTS: Find position statements on key issues in our state
ADVOCACY EVENTS: Find out about regional, state and national advocacy events and trainings, and how you can be involved
ADVOCACY PARTNERS and THEIR REOURCES: Find out about our WAEA Advocacy partners including ArtsWa, Arts Educ, NAEA and OSPI. Find links to their websites and their resources
Use the Unified Statement to connect your community to Federal education policy that supports high quality art education. The statement was prepared by NAEA and other national arts education organizations to support the arts in the new Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
Work with your state/regional NAEA organization to connect and partner with the Americans for the Arts State Arts Action Network that includes the Kennedy Center’s state Alliances for Arts Education and state citizen arts advocacy groups.
What are the Visual Arts?
Visual Arts, as defined by the National Art Education Association, include the traditional fine arts, such as, drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, and sculpture; media arts, such as, animation, video and emerging digital technologies; design, such as, communication, product, and interactive; environmental, such as, architecture, landscape architecture, interior and urban planning; conceptual, performance, participatory, street, and folk arts and works of art in clay, glass, metal, wood, fiber, paper and other materials.