The Arts Education Leadership Coalition (AELC) is comprised of the leadership of statewide NC Arts Education Professional Associations in Dance, Music, Theatre Arts, and Visual Arts and Partner Organizations. The coalition began as a grassroots effort in the 1990s and reconvened again in September 2014. The organizations come together, often in partnership with the NC Arts Education Think Tank, to discuss issues impacting arts education and how they can implement cross-sector collaboration to support implementation of Comprehensive Arts Education in North Carolina.

The major arts education professional associations in Dance, Music, Theatre Arts, and Visual Arts provide excellent opportunities for professional development and networking. Each discipline typically has regional or specialized associations.

The Arts Education Think Tank is a representative group (by discipline and geographical region) of arts education leaders who come together to discuss relevant issues. The Think Tank collaborates with stakeholders and NCDPI to develop tools and resources to support arts education in NC's schools.

Click here to access contact information for AELC representatives from the NC Professional Associations, NC Partner Organizations, and NC Arts Education Think Tank Members for the 2016-17 School Year.

April 20, 2018 Think Tank and Arts Education Leadership Coalition Meeting