NYSATA Works for Art Education

Part of NYSATA's mission is to be the voice of over 6,000 art educators across New York State. We consult with and provide content area expertise for the State Education Department; collaborate on arts based initiatives; represent NY at the national level; monitor art education trends statewide and nationally; and provide a host of programs and opportunities to highlight student achievement in the visual arts.

NYSATA advocacy efforts are most often aimed at the state level, monitoring and influencing arts legislation and policies that impact programs in the schools. It is also important that all art educators become advocates in their own school, district and community. Make sure your parents, administrators, community members and legislators are aware of the work you are doing in your classroom and the success your students are achieving.

Be an Arts Advocate!

You are just the person to give arts education a voice! Click on the links below to get tools, tips, and resources that will help you become an arts activist! 

For more advocacy tips, visit these arts organizations.


In the News

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Seismic Shifts in the Education Landscape: What Do They Mean for Arts Education and Arts Education Policy?

Author F. Robert Sabol addresses each area that shapes the field of art education today including: advocacy, creativity, licensure, teacher evaluation, assessment, technology. He provides enough depth on each topic without being overwhelming or too academic.

Click here alt to see the entire article from Arts Education Policy Review.

Student-Produced Video Supports Keeping Arts in Schools
A group of students produced a video supporting arts in their school. View this video by going to

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A survey conducted by IBM's Institute for Business Value finds that CEOs identify "creativity" as the most important leadership competency for the successful enterprise of the future. To read the full article, go to

Do Schools Kill Creativity?
Hear Ken Robinson's thoughts at the TED conference.  To view the video, go to

What Does "Quality" look like in Arts Education?
In The Qualities of Quality: Understanding Excellence in Arts Education, Harvard researchers at Project Zero explore what first-rate arts education entails and offer tools to help educators and others make smart choices about arts education in schools and communities. To read the report, go to 



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