Mission Statement

The mission of the Massachusetts Art Education Association (MAEA) is to advance high-quality visual arts education throughout the state by empowering art educators to excel in the practice, instruction, promotion, and celebration of visual art.


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Board News

Current work underway:

  • Developed and published the MAEA Guidelines For Visual Art Education in Response to The Covid-19 Pandemic.
  • Developing additional professional development opportunities outside of conference. Ran our first PD this summer – Wicked BooksmART Book Group.
  • Established the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Task Force and are currently aligning the NAEA ED&I recommendations to MAEA and developing new MAEA ED&I recommendations.
  • Developing and implementing the creation of the ED&I Committee.
  • Art Education Zoom series is being planned for monthly sessions. The August session is planned to be a studio session.
  • The Conference Committee is working on locations for the 2021 and 2022 conference, which is held annually in November.
  • Planning is underway for the 2021 MAEA Recognitions exhibit, as well as other exhibit opportunities.
  • Continuing to work on ways to reach our membership from Western to Eastern MA.
  • Continuing to develop a policy manual, with the intention of having a draft by February, 2021.

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