Changing TAEA By-Laws

TAEA strives to make our organization better and more efficient to serve you better. As you know, everyone on our board volunteers their time and expertise to advocate for Art teachers across Tennessee. To do so, we are proposing a few changes to our By-Laws. The proposed changes will be on our website over the next few months and TAEA members only will be able to vote on them at our Fall State Conference in Memphis. If you cannot attend the Fall Conference, I will email members a survey to vote on the proposed changes on October 28. Be sure to check your email to vote! 



TAEA fosters a cohesive professional community through enhanced communication and interaction among art educators, artists, visual arts institutions, and other stakeholders.



TAEA provides access to programs, services, publications, grant opportunities and resources that inform practice in quality visual arts education and the professional development of its membership in accordance with current and emerging research.



TAEA provides professional development opportunities for the support and the growth of members as effective educators, leaders, and advocates for art education.



TAEA advocates a sequential K-12 visual arts program taught by highly qualified and licensed visual arts educators. TAEA effectively communicates the importance of student learning and lifelong learning in the visual arts to stakeholders, including legislators, administrators, and community members.



TAEA’s culture, systems, structures, and resources enhance its mission of advancing visual arts education.