Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education Network
State Alliance Information
The Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education Network (KCAAEN) is a coalition of statewide, not-for-profit Alliances for Arts Education working in partnership with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The purpose of the KCAAEN is to strengthen and support policies, practices, and partnerships that ensure the arts are an essential part of American K-12 education. KCAAEN members benefit through numerous opportunities such as participation in arts education initiatives and award programs; consulting services; and leadership opportunities such as the Network Leadership Committee (NLC) and the Annual Meeting.
- Strategic Plan for 2009-2012
In July of 2009, the KCAAEN adopted a Strategic Plan for 2009-2012. The plan guides the implementation of the KCAAEN’s mission to advance learning in and through the arts for all students by focusing goals in five areas: building collaborations, positioning the arts, providing professional development, generating informational resources, and recognizing innovation and achievement.
- KCAAEN 2010-2011 State Profiles
- KCAAEN Impact in Key National Arts Education Issues, Events and Partnerships
A look at the Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education Network involvement in key national arts education issues, events, and partnerships.
- KCAAEN Contact List
This list provides contact information for each of the State Alliances for Arts Education. Visit State Alliance websites to understand more about the activities and diverse programs of each individual Alliance.
How to Become a State Alliance
The KCAAEN welcomes applications for membership from states not currently represented in the State Alliance network. In keeping with the KCAAEN policy, each state may have only one Alliance office. For more information, see the Member Application and Instructions.
Network Leadership Committee
The KCAAEN Network Leadership Committee (NLC) consists of seven elected advisors and experts from the ranks of the KCAAEN. This committee advises the Kennedy Center and the coalition of State Alliances on programming and policies to support the success of the Network and its members.
The Kennedy Center develops and maintains partnerships with national organizations, which in turn strengthen national, state, and local support for the mission of the KCAAEN and the work of the State Alliances. These partners include the Arts Education Partnership, the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies, Americans for the Arts, the National Association of Elementary School Principals, the National Association of Secondary School Principals, the National School Boards Association, and federal agencies engaged in arts education including the National Endowment for the Arts and the U.S. Department of Education.
State Alliances are encouraged to develop their own partnerships, including collaborations which support coalition-building among state arts education professional associations. These include, but are not limited to, the state level associations of NAEA, NAfME, NDEO, NDA, ETA, AATE, as well as Kennedy Center Partners in Education teams, VSA arts presenting organizations, local arts agencies, citizens for the arts, and others interested in advancing quality arts education for all students.