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Our mission is to promote and advocate quality art education for all learners by providing professional growth opportunities for all Minnesota Visual and Media Arts Educators to learn, collaborate, advocate, and acknowledge excellence in the profession.

We value...

LEADERSHIP & PROFESSIONALISM: Highly qualified visual and media arts educators.  Recognition and celebration of outstanding arts education.

COMMUNICATION & COLLABORATION: Regional, state, and national arts advocacy.  Visual and media arts standards.  Equal access to the arts.

LEARNING & INNOVATION: Artistic and cultural diversity through quality arts education.  Professional development and personal artistic growth.

Art Education that is… VISIBLE, VIABLE, VITAL

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The College of Liberal Arts (CLA) has selected the winners of its 2021 Civitas Awards. The Civitas Awards were launched in 2019 as part of the college’s 150th-anniversary celebration. The Civitas Awards recognize individuals and organizations that are strong partners with CLA as well as individuals and organizations that make a strong, positive difference in their community. Through the Civitas Awards, the college recognizes community partners whose work and impact align with CLA’s mission. Civitas Community Catalysts are individual community members and/or organizations engaged with CLA in the past year who are catalysts for change within the community, in a manner that is aligned with the College’s purpose.

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