Arts Education Collaborative

We strengthen education by making the arts central to learning through collaboration, research, and advocacy.

We are moving! On August 25 AEC will be relocating to a different suite in our building. Please understand if you have trouble reaching us from the 25 through the 28 of August. Our new address will be 401 Liberty Avenue, Suite 1965 Pittsburgh, PA 15222. Thank you for your patience.

2016 Highlights


educators participated in AEC programs


hours spent in school districts


students impacted by revised curriculum

  • AEC provides opportunities for students inclined in the arts to expand their interests and fosters appreciation in others of what the arts truly mean to their overall education.

    Leonard Fornella, School Board President, South Fayette School District
  • AEC works tirelessly to translate education information and draw meaningful connections for non-education people and arts organizations.

    Alyssa Herzog Melby, former Director of Education, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre
  • AEC is a valued information source and advocacy partner for EPLC and the Pennsylvania Arts Education Network.

    Ronald Cowell, President, Education Policy and Leadership Center
  • It is so relevant to what’s happening in schools. They’re always on the cutting edge.

    Teresa Emeloff, Visual Art Teacher, Highlands School District