same purpose, new perspective

Art Educators of Minnesota is dedicated to promoting the professional concerns of art educators at all levels, while fostering leadership, informing its members about current issues and bringing its members together to share ideas.
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We are striving to create a more collaborative, connected, and inclusive organization, in which we work together to support all art educators in Minnesota. We believe in promoting quality art education for all and know that our members, now more than ever, want assistance to continue providing the best art experience possible for students. Our executive board and committees are working to provide more resources and opportunities for our members so they feel supported. This renewed focus will help guide us into a new era of AEM.

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Apply for the Culturally Responsive Arts Education Professional Learning and Action Cohort

Apply now to become a part of a community of educators working to increase equity in visual and performing arts education across Minnesota! The Culturally Responsive Arts Education Program is designed to support the development and implementation of culturally responsive and anti-racist arts curriculum, instruction, policies, and practices. The program’s Professional Learning and Action Cohort will engage in ongoing professional learning culminating in local Pilot Action Initiatives in K-12 classrooms, schools, and districts. Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. on February 15, 2023

Winter 2023 Art Exchange hits the stands!

Check out the winter newsletter with topics and content related to the AEM/WAEA Collaborate Fall Conference, Upcoming events at the Anderson Center, online art education resources, news from the Perpich Center, YAM information, upcoming museum exhibitions, and more.

We've Changed!

As everything changes and develops over time, so does AEM. The executive board has been working hard and diving deep to explore and re-evaluate what AEM can be for its members as we move forward into a new era of AEM. 


AEM Fall Conference 2023

October 27, 2023

Robbinsdale Armstrong High School

Join us at Robbinsdale Armstrong High School for our AEM Fall Conference. Friday we will have a makerspace and Saturday will be the full conference! More details coming soon! If interested in assisting with the conference, contact Lindsay at

NAEA National Convention

April 13, 2023

San Antionio, TX

Please Join the NAEA community as visual arts, design, and media arts educators come together April 13–15, 2023 in San Antonio, Texas and virtually for the 2023 NAEA National Convention. This unparalleled professional learning event offers hundreds of sessions, workshops, and opportunities designed to inform, inquire, inspire, and create connections.

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