The Council for Art Education (CFAE) promotes visual art education for all K-12 students.

As a cheerleader to this cause, The Council for Art Education directs the national Youth Art Month program to advocate for visual arts education for all children, and to encourage funding for quality school visual arts programs.

The Council for Art Education is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization created in 1984 through its primary sponsor, The Art and Creative Materials Institute, Inc. ACMI is an international association formed in 1936 and recognized as the leading authority on art and craft materials. ACMI represents approximately 200 art, craft and creative material manufacturers, promoting safety in art and creative products. With over 70 years of experience, ACMI’s program for children's art materials leads the industry, certifying children’s art materials as non-toxic and adult products as properly labeled for safe use.

The Council for Art Education recognizes the importance of visual art education for primary and secondary students, and advocates in support of a visual art education available to all children in grades K-12.

Through the active cooperation and support of its members, its partners, and the generous support it receives from national organizations and institutions like ACMI, The Council for Art Education actively seeks to encourage commitment to the visual arts in grades K-12. Its primary campaign, Youth Art Month, is celebrated annually during March to raise awareness at the state level for visual art education. Working together with state art education associations and their members, The Council for Art Education continues to draw attention to this important initiative.

For more information about CFAE and Youth Art Month, please visit CFAE’s

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