About ASN

Arts Schools Network is a non-profit association founded in 1981 with a mission to inspire emerging and seasoned leaders in K-16 arts schools by providing quality resources, support, and networking opportunities to elevate their institutions.

Arts school leaders have unique, contextual needs for professional development specific to school-type and job.  By convening with peers and representatives from relevant industries, our members collectively create tomorrow’s artists and patrons.

Our vision is to empower leaders of arts schools by connecting them regionally, nationally and internationally to raise the quality, profile, and success of the students whom they serve.  

We value:

  • Relationships
  • Innovation
  • Diversity
  • Expertise
  • Sustainability

ASN has provided communications, programs, services, and events to support these goals for more than 30 years.

Together, our members represent art leaders, schools, and organizations from around the country. Together, they share experiences and expertise in such areas as planning, facilities, finance and fundraising, admissions and recruitment, teacher training, arts integration, community and parent relations, evaluation, career development, and much more.