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Our Code of Best Practices provides standards in the areas of quality, accessibility, and accountability and describes the kind of organization we serve best.
Come together with our vibrant network of community arts education professionals to share knowledge, resources and strategies for success. Our dynamic network of more than 450 arts education organizations includes community schools of the arts; arts centers; and arts education divisions of performing arts institutions, universities, museums, and other organizations. They are located in urban, suburban and rural communities in 45 states.
A Full member is a tax-exempt organization or government agency, or division thereof, which offers arts learning opportunities and is committed to the values of quality, accessibility and accountability.
An Education Affiliate is a for-profit organization that offers arts learning opportunities.
Business Affiliate membership is for companies or organizations seeking visibility and participation in the community arts education field.
An Individual Affiliate membership is for individuals who support the corporation's mission and values.
Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts, Jamaica Plain, MA
The Eliot School offers classes to people of all ages in woodworking, sewing and yarn, fiber arts, book arts, drawing, painting, photography and other crafts and fine arts. Every year, nearly 1,500 people take classes at their historic schoolhouse in Jamaica Plain, in the center of Boston. Through their School Partnership Program, they also send teaching artists and artisans to classrooms throughout the city, reaching 1,500 additional children each year.
Junior Players, Dallas, TX
Junior Players, founded in 1955, provides free arts education programs in local recreation and cultural centers, low-income housing developments, elementary and middle schools, and through social service agencies serving youth at risk. Through its unique programs, Junior Players utilizes the arts to provide positive role models, increase self-esteem, literacy and communication skills for Dallas-area children, particularly those whose financial backgrounds might impede their access to the arts.
"The National Guild has been a powerful resource, catalyst, and friend, helping our organization get started and grow."
Priscilla Dreyman, Executive Director, Spiral Arts
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