Allied Arts of Whatcom County established the Allied Arts Education Project (AAEP) in 2002. The AAEP is a consortium of local arts organizations, schools, artists and arts advocates committed to supporting art in education. The project supports our community by helping to develop equal access to art education programs. This creates cultural awareness, engages multiple intelligences and promotes the value of arts as basic education.
What We Do
The 2012 Arts Impact Report on Sustaining Arts-Infused Education found that “the conceptual intersections of dance, theater, and visual arts with other subjects:
- Give students more opportunities to show their knowledge
- Provide new ways to communicate ideas
- Apply learning in multiple contexts
- Help students think critically
- Engage students in collaboration
- Nurture creativity
For more information see www.arts-impact.org
Other important advocates for art and children education include Americans for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, WA State Arts Alliance, and WA State Arts Commission.