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The mission of the Kansas Alliance for the Arts in Education is to ensure that the arts are an integral part of quality pre K-12 education to promote students’ personal development and academic performance.


1. Advocate for policy that ensures support for pre K – 12 Arts Education

  • Identify and prioritize key arts education issues in the state of Kansas
  • Base policy recommendations on research and assessment related to the benefits of the arts and student achievement
  • Advocate for the development and sustainability of policy that positions the arts as a core academic subject.
  • Provide leadership in various contexts to increase public awareness in arts education, creative capital and workforce development

2. Professional Development

  • Provide professional development opportunities statewide for educators and teaching artists through workshops, symposiums, and an annual conference
  • Work directly with district curriculum and fine arts coordinators to develop meaningful integration strategies for effective teacher training
  • Identify, develop, and disseminate resources to stakeholders via social media

3. Build Capacity of the Alliance

  • Cultivate funding sources
  • Promote and grow membership through collaborations and partnerships across the state to create a powerful arts education network
  • Recognize and celebrate achievement