National Guild for Community Arts Education

  • NY


520 8th Avenue
Suite 302
New York
United States

About Us

Founded in 1937, the National Guild strives to ensure all people have opportunities to maximize their creative potential by developing leaders, strengthening organizations, and advocating for community arts education. The Guild’s network of 400+ members include neighborhood music schools; arts and cultural centers; and arts education divisions of universities, theater and dance companies, museums, and parks and recreation departments. Our members serve 2.5 million students each year, employ 16,000 teaching artists, and reach an additional 8 million people through performances and exhibits.


The Guild has an operating budget of approximately $2 million, which is supported annually by earned revenue of $700K and contributed revenue of $1.3 million. As the National Guild continues to evolve and expand its role nationally, the Board and executive leadership seek to strengthen and diversify the base of philanthropic support for ongoing and new programs.