Our Mission & Vision

The mission of the Maine Alliance for Arts Education is to promote and encourage education in all of the arts for all Maine students.


The Maine Alliance for Arts Education (MAAE) was founded in 1973 and incorporated in 1980. Through a creative network of teachers, parents, artists, organizations, and community supporters, the Alliance works at the state level and in local communities to strengthen educational excellence in visual art, music, dance, drama, and creative writing. MAAE is a member of the national Kennedy Center Alliances for Arts Education Network, which has recognized the MAAE for its exemplary work on the local level and in advocacy.


Our Staff


Jeri Pitcher, Educational Program Director


Our Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Sandra Ruch, Board Chair, Belfast

Vicky Cherry, Kennebunk

Con Fullam, Windham

Representative Rebecca Millett, Cape Elizabeth




Rich Abramson, Arundel

John Rohman, Bangor

Jasmine Ireland, Bangor

Michael Edgecomb, Spruce Head

Elizabeth Watson, Portland

Emily Cain, Orono

Mazie Hough, Orono

Robin Brooks, Topsham

Want to Help Maine Students Get Involved with the Arts?

There are many ways you can get involved.  We are always looking for teaching artists and for those who wish to fund programs which enrich curriculum and expand our students horizons. Reach out to us.  We'd love to hear from you.

email: hello@maineartsed.org