Arts Education Partnership (AEP) is a national coalition of arts, education, business, philanthropic, and government organizations that demonstrate and promote the essential role of the arts in the learning and development of every child and in the improvement of America’s schools. www.aep-arts.org
Arts for Learning is a website designed for teachers and teaching artists to use in planning, creating, and conducting classroom activities that enrich student learning in and through the arts. www.arts4learning.org
ArtsEdge, the National Arts and Education Network, a program of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Arts, supports the placement of the arts at the center of the curriculum and advocates creative use of technology to enhance the K–12 educational experience. ArtsEdge offers free, standards-based teaching materials for use in and out of the classroom, as well as professional development resources, student materials, and guidelines for arts-based instruction and assessment.artsedge.kennedy-center.org
ArtsEd Washington (Washington Alliance for Arts Education), a member of the Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education Network, is a non-profit organization that networks statewide agencies, arts organizations, schools, businesses, and individuals committed to quality arts education for all students in Washington State. A central resource for information relating to arts education – curricula, programs, professional development, partnership possibilities and funding opportunities, ArtsEdWa promotes comprehensive, sequential arts education for all students through leadership, advocacy and communication. Ask about discounted reciprocal membership for DEAW members.www.artsedwashington.org
National Dance Education Organization (NDEO) advances dance education centered in the arts; encourages research and practical application to promote quality instruction in dance arts education conducted by qualified teachers of dance; sponsors institutes, conferences, and programs; and forges alliances with other agencies in support of dance arts education. www.ndeo.org
The Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) leads, supports, and oversees K-12 education in Washington State, in collaboration with educators, students, families, local communities, business, labor, and government, ensuring the success of all learners. Information pertinent to the arts is available in the curriculum link.
Creative Dance Center is a private studio in Seattle founded by Anne Green Gilbert, founder of DEAW. Books and CDs focused on best practices in dance education are available through their website. www.creativedance.org/store