The Arts Education Partnership (AEP) and the Arts Education Collaborative (AEC) are pleased to announce that Pittsburgh – nationally distinguished as the City of the Future – will serve as the host city for AEP’s 2014 National Forum on arts education, and we can hardly wait to start the planning process with your community leaders.

WHO: The Arts Education Partnership (AEP), a division of the Council of Chief State School Officers, is looking for a few good minds – local, regional and national leaders committed to ensuring a complete and well-rounded education that includes the arts for every young person in America!

WHAT: If that’s you, join us for (AEP’s) Kick-off Meeting to celebrate Pittsburgh as the host city for our National Arts Education Forum in September 2014.

WHEN: Tuesday, September 24, 2013 (10-12 noon). RSVP by September 16 to For more information, contact Laura Johnson, AEP Senior Associate for Communications and Partnerships – or 202-326-8696.

WHERE: Carnegie Museum of Art, Ford Mateer classroom (directions to parking lot) 4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

We know you share our vision for a complete education for every child in and through the arts, so join us for this exciting kick off discussion as we cast Pittsburgh into the national spotlight and showcase its innovative transformation into the City of the Future.


Sandra Ruppert
Executive Director

Video Image Credits:
Opening Image- "Out of Many, One" courtesy of Muriel Stockdale

Closing Image- courtesy of

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