Advocacy Links


American Choral Directors Association

The mission of ACDA is to inspire excellence in choral music through education, performance, composition, and advocacy.


Americans for the Arts

AFTA's mission is to serve, advance, and lead the network of organizations and individuals who cultivate, promote, sustain, and support the arts in America.



Educational Theatre Association

EdTA’s mission is shaping lives through theatre education by: honoring student achievement in theatre and enriching their theatre education experience; supporting teachers by providing professional development, networking opportunities, resources, and recognition; and influencing public opinion that theatre education is essential and builds life skills.


Kennedy Center Arts Education Advocacy Tool Kit

The Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education Network created the Arts Education Advocacy Tool Kit as a resource for those interested in developing the knowledge, skills, and habits to be effective advocates, at whatever level and degree of commitment they are willing to make. Whether you are new to advocacy or have been working for many years to secure a solid place for arts learning in your community, this Tool Kit will help to improve your advocacy skills.


Music Education Policy Roundtable

The Music Education Policy Roundtable is the vehicle of infrastructure through which organizations dedicated to ensuring the presence and preservation of school music programs operated by certified music educators teaching sequential, standards-based music education to students across the nation collectively advocate for these goals.


National Art Education Association

The National Art Education Association is the leading professional membership organization exclusively for visual arts educators. 


National Assessment of Educational Progress

The National Assessment of Educational Progress is the largest nationally representative and continuing assessment of what America's students know and can do in various subject areas.


National Association for Music Education

The National Association for Music Education (NAfME), among the world’s largest arts education organizations, is the only association that addresses all aspects of music education. NAfME advocates at the local, state, and national levels; provides resources for teachers, parents, and administrators; hosts professional development events; and offers a variety of opportunities for students and teachers. 



National Dance Education Organization

One of NDEO’s primary goals is to strengthen the national voice and vision for dance by advocating for dance education centered in the arts.