The New York State Art Teachers Association (NYSATA) is a non-profit professional organization founded in 1948 for the purpose of advancing the cause of art education. The mission of NYSATA is to promote and advocate for excellence in art education throughout New York State through the following goals:

  • Secure wider recognition of the importance of art education for all.
  • Develop and implement strategies for statewide advocacy.
  • Research, analyze and inform the membership about current policy and practice, as well as social, legal, educational, health-related, and economic issues that affect art education.
  • Provide high quality professional growth opportunities for the membership.
  • Recognize the achievements of students and art educators in New York State.
  • Foster leadership among members of the Association and within the profession of art education.
  • Monitor and influence policies and legislation that affect art education at state and local levels.
  • Eliminate discrimination; cultivate values of equity, diversity and inclusion; promote equal access, opportunity, and voice across groups of people of diverse backgrounds and with diverse needs.

The New York State Art Teachers Association is made up of 10 Regions. Members include  preschool through university level art educators, art administrators, museum educators, school administrators, school districts, commercial representatives, and friends and benefactors. Elected representatives from the ten regions and five elected state-level officers form the Board of Trustees, which is the decision-making body for NYSATA.

 NYSATA News Spring/Summer 2023 

NYSATA News 2023 Spring/Summer

The NYSATA News is a multi-year winner of the NAEA Newsletter Award

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