Mission and History

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.

The Board of Directors of the MAAE includes arts education advocates from communities around the state, educators, arts specialists, school administrators, business people, legislators, and advisors from the Maine Arts Commission and the Maine Department of Education.