The North Carolina Art Education Association (NCAEA) is an active advocate for promoting visual arts education in K-12 public and private schools, higher education, museums, arts centers, and arts councils across the state. It is affiliated with the National Art Education Association.

The association provides an important forum for group discussion, advocacy and advancement of visual arts education in our state by uniting members in the following areas: educators from pre-kindergarten through higher education; students; museums, art centers, and arts council staff, supervisors/administrators; retired art educators and friends of the arts.

We provide and stimulate professional participation and leadership development by promoting knowledge of and the creation of arts, and by encouraging sound methods and philosophies for teaching visual arts.