State Education Agency Directors of Arts Education (SEADAE) consists of those persons at state education agencies whose responsibility is education in the arts (Dance, Media Arts, Music, Theatre, and Visual Arts).
To support the professional effectiveness of individual members and provide a collective voice for leadership on issues affecting arts education
To achieve quality, comprehensive, sequential, standards-based education in the arts for all students PreK-20
SEADAE was incorporated in 2005 and granted 501(c)3 status in 2006 to develop a nationwide infrastructure of arts education peers in state departments of education. SEADAE membership is open to those persons designated by State Departments of Education as responsible for overseeing arts education policy (Dance, Media Arts, Music, Theatre and Visual Arts) within their state.
SEADAE does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, age or disability in admission or access to or employment in its programs and activities.