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Education Affiliates

Education Affiliate membership provides National Guild programs and services to the wider arts education field. Education Affiliates receive a comprehensive package of benefits designed to help them increase their capacity and effectiveness. These institutions interact with our national office and with one another frequently and engage in our programs and services on an ongoing basis.


An Education Affiliate is a for-profit organization that offers arts learning opportunities.


Information and Resources Provide Critical Management Tools

  • Access the Community Arts Education Resource Center, designed exclusively for staff, faculty and trustees in the field. Find peer-reviewed information on effective practices and download field-tested sample documents and templates directly to your desktop.
  • Receive GuildNotes, our quarterly newsletter, featuring articles and interviews that offer practical guidance, insights, and research into emerging trends in community arts education.
  • Receive our twice-monthly Member E-bulletin, full of time sensitive information on grant applications, employment opportunities, professional development opportunities and advocacy issues.
  • Access to the Peer Advisory Service which offers members the opportunity to consult with respected leaders in the field on a complimentary basis. Through half-hour phone sessions, advisors answer questions, offer advice and share experiences in a wide variety of areas.
  • Access the National Guild Staff Helpline.
  • Save up to 50% on Guild publications. Discounts apply to all staff, trustees, and volunteers at member institutions.


Peer Networking Keeps You Connected

  • Access to the Member Forum enables you to connect with your peers across the country to ask questions and to share information, advice and ideas.
  • Access to our Advanced Search Member Directory, which enables you to search for peer organizations by budget, discipline, location, primary contact, etc. and easily export a spreadsheet that enables you to network with that group by email, phone or mail.
  • Invitations to participate in peer-group teleconferences based on artistic discipline and organizational type and size.
  • Invitations to participate in local events and interest groups to engage with your peers and gain new skills and knowledge.


Professional Opportunities Enhance Skills & Inspire

  • Receive discounted registration for the Conference for Community Arts Education (presented annually in a different city each fall).
  • Receive discounted registration for local events that address a range of administrative, programmatic and governance issues.
  • Invitations to participate in moderated webinars, designed exclusively for staff, faculty and trustees in the field.


Listings, Advertising & Guild Affiliation Increase Your National Visibility

  • Receive a profile listing in the Member Directory. Your organization's listing allows prospective students and others to find you quickly and easily.
  • Recruit qualified job applicants through free employment listings on our Job Board.
  • Receive discounts on advertising in the Guild's newsletter, E-Bulletin, and website, and on exhibiting at the Arts Education Expo, held annually as part of the Conference for Community Arts Education.
  • Receive deep discounts on the Guild's member mailing label service to reach key executives and staff at our member organizations.
  • Access to the Guild’s affiliate decal and logo for print and web use raises awareness of the important role your organization plays in the field of community arts education. By trumpeting your Guild affiliation, you not only signal your commitment to quality, accessibility and accountability, but also strengthen your association with a national movement dedicated to ensuring the broadest possible access to arts education for all Americans.


Business Savings Help Your Organization Grow

  • Receive discounts on FlexSystem, a flexible spending account program, which allows your organization to provide better benefits at a lower cost. Employees can set aside a portion of their pre-tax salary for un-reimbursed medical, dental, and transit expenses, and your organization saves by reducing overall payroll taxes. For an online presentation, click here.
  • Enroll in the Staples Business Advantage Program and receive substantial discounts on your everyday supply needs.
  • Receive a 5% discount on first-time purchases of StudioSchool Pro, a comprehensive, integrated management system by Dedication Technologies. For details and demo, click here.


Advocacy Promotes Value of Community Arts Education

  • Contribute to a national voice for community arts education. The Guild represents the membership and promotes the value of community arts education to funders and policy makers through local and national media, and partnerships with organizations such as Americans for the Arts, the Arts Education Partnership and the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies.



This resource brought to you by the National Guild for Community Arts Education.