Globalization and the internationalization of education has brought challenges and opportunities to 21st century art education. Without undermining national and regional differences, it is not difficult to see that we share many of the same hurdles in securing young people access to art experiences that enable them a fuller enjoyment of life and the development of creative competencies. This demands cross-boundaries strategies and transnational coalitions.

This advocacy website is intended as a space for international dialogue about the value of art education in schools and the rights of children across the Americas to high-quality art education. The Art-E aims to facilitate encounters with ideas and initiatives emerging in different location across the Americas on the importance of art education for children.