District Memberships

District Memberships

AAEC is proud to begin our 13th year, with 21 District Members and 15 Partner Organizations to date, representing over 89% of Alaska students.

We are a non-profit organization committed to preparing and supporting educators so that they can teach the arts in and across the curriculum. We believe that all students can reach their full potential and that in many cases, the arts are key to student success.

To become an individual or business supporter, visit our Individual Supporter Page.

Benefits for School District Members

As a member of AAEC you will receive:

  • Priority space for your teachers in our statewide art integration trainings each summer. Learn about this year’s offerings under INSTITUTES (Summer 2014) on our website.  When grants and funding allow, we provide scholarships to teachers from member districts. This benefit alone is worth the membership fee.
  • Access to communications networks, AAEC publications and resources.
  • Recognition in Alaska State Council on the Arts and other state publications.

Membership begin October 1 and runs for 12 months, ending September 30th.

More information about memberships:  2014-15 Membership Letter (704 downloads)

Download a PDF District Membership Sign Up Form  2014-15 Membership Invoice (750 downloads)

2014-2015 Member School Districts

Member Districts by their region and Board Representative  Board by Region/Membership (1085 downloads)

  • Bering Strait School District
  • Hoonah School District
  • Ketchikan Gateway Borough School District
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District
  • Nome School District
  • Northslope School District
  • Northwest Arctic School District
  • Sitka School District

Partners & Supporters:

  • Afognak Native Corporation
  • Alaska Community Foundation
  • Alaska Council of School Administrators (ACSA)
  • Alaska Department of Education and Early Development
  • Alaska Society for Technology in Education (ASTE)
  • Alaska State Council on the Arts (ASCA)
  • Association of Alaska School Boards (AASB)
  • Bering Straits Native Corporation
  • City of White Mountain Youth Activities Board
  • Kennedy Center Alliance of Arts Education Network (KCAAEN)
  • Koniag Regional Native Corporation
  • Norton Sound Economic Development Corporation
  • Sitnasuak Native Corporation
  • Sitka Fine Arts Camp
  • University of Alaska

Annual Fees

$1000—districts over 250 students

$ 500—districts under 250 students

$ 300—districts under 100 students

Where can you find funding for the arts, teacher training or even joining the consortium?

Title II Teacher Quality Enhancement Grants can address teacher training, and portions of Title II funds can support joining nonprofit, arts/cultural organizations. Clearly, you can use parts of Title II funding to join the Alaska Arts Education Consortium.