State Arts Teacher Organizations

California Art Education Association (CAEA)

CAEA promotes visual arts education in all educational levels through advocacy, leadership, professional development, and professional recognition. Connections through CAEA build strong visual art advocacy and stronger visual art programs in schools and districts. CAEA makes available to students scholarships, summer programs, and Youth Art Month showcase exhibitions. CAEA is a membership organization. More information ›

California Dance Education Association (CDEA)

CDEA provides advocacy and professional development opportunities in diverse educational areas throughout California. CDEA promotes knowledge, appreciation, and support of the processes of dance education and promotes excellence in practice, performance, and presentation of dance. CDEA acts as a clearinghouse and for issues directly related to the quality of dance arts education, TK-Higher Education. CDEA is a membership organization. More information › 

California Educational Theatre Association (CETA)

CETA promotes quality, equity, and access to theatre education. CETA’s vision is that every California student will experience the highest standards of theatre arts education taught by credentialed theatre arts educators as an essential component of a well-rounded education. CETA promotes equity and access to standards-based theatre arts courses, TK-12. CETA honors theatre excellence through awards and scholarships and provides professional development, leadership, networking opportunities, and advocacy tools through annual events for students and teachers. CETA is a membership organization. More information ›

California Music Educators Association (CMEA)

CMEA advocates access to a sequential music education for all. CMEA supports and improves current music programs and promotes quality pre-service music teacher preparation programs. CMEA’s purpose is to create a greater awareness of the value of music education through advocacy among state and local agencies. CMEA is a membership organization. More information ›