The mission of Art Education DC (AEDC) is to advance quality visual arts education in Washington, DC through a strong and vibrant professional community embracing advocacy and professional development.
AEDC’s Core Values:
AEDC fosters a strong and vibrant professional community with enhanced communication and interaction among art educators, artists, visual arts institutions, and other stakeholders.
AEDC effectively communicates and advocates for the importance of student learning and lifelong learning in the visual arts to stakeholders, including legislators, administrators, and community members.
AEDC provides professional development opportunities for the support and the growth of members as effective educators, leaders, and advocates for art education. This includes access to programs, services, and resources in emerging research, which inform practice in quality visual arts education.