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Who We Are

The National Coalition for Arts Standards (NCAS) is the sponsoring organization of the Arts ARE Education initiative.  Founded in 2011, NCAS is an alliance of leading national arts and arts education organizations, dedicated to the work of creating and supporting national arts standards. 

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American Alliance for Theatre and Education (AATE)
Americans for the Arts (AfTA)

Arts Education Partnership (AEP)

Educational Theatre Association (EdTA)

National Association for Music Education

National Art Education Association (NAEA)

National Dance Education Organization (NDEO)

State Education Agency for Directors of Arts Education (SEADAE)

Media Arts Committee of the NCAS (MAC)

Young Audiences Arts for Learning (YA)

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