Our Mission

Our mission is to promote and advocate quality art education for all learners by providing professional growth opportunities for all Minnesota Visual and Media Arts Educators to learn, collaborate, advocate, and acknowledge excellence in the profession.

We value...

LEADERSHIP & PROFESSIONALISM: Highly qualified visual and media arts educators.  Recognition and celebration of outstanding arts education.

COMMUNICATION & COLLABORATION: Regional, state, and national arts advocacy.  Visual and media arts standards.  Equal access to the arts.

LEARNING & INNOVATION: Artistic and cultural diversity through quality arts education.  Professional development and personal artistic growth.

Art Education that is… VISIBLE, VIABLE, VITAL

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Your students deserve recognition! The purpose of this award is to acknowledge graduating seniors who have demonstrated a high level of artistic, academic, leadership, and interpersonal relationship skills and to encourage students to pursue a career in visual arts education.  Art instructors who are AEM members have the opportunity to advocate for art education by nominating their art students. These nominations are based upon the instructors opinions that the students have what it takes to potentially be qualified visual art instructors.  High school art instructors are invited to nominate as many as three outstanding juniors who will be seniors in the 2020-2021 school year.  Nominations can be submitted starting NOW and up until September 16th. Submit nominations to: youthartmonth@gmail.com Student Spotlight Applications are due by September 30th (same email address) Click the links and scroll down to find BOTH nomination forms.

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Each year, students in schools throughout Minnesota learn valuable skills through artistic expression.

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