ANZAAE supports the work of educators in New Zealand through advocacy and representation, communication, professional learning, sharing and developing knowledge.

We believe that the Arts are integral to the creative and thriving future of Aotearoa New Zealand.  We recognise and value our responsibility under Te Tiriti o Waitangi, and in Aotearoa New Zealand’s bicultural context. We are committed to equity and excellence for all, and support Visual Arts communities through advocacy, representation, professional learning and innovation.

Our objectives are 

  • To engage and promote Te Tiriti o Waitangi and its bicultural values in art education in Aotearoa New Zealand
  • To recognise the place of tangata whenua and tauiwi as culturally located individuals
  • To facilitate the sharing of ideas and resources amongst all Members of the Society and generate new knowledge
  • To provide a platform and voice for visual arts educators to act collectively
  • To build relationships with organisations working in fields relevant to visual arts education; 
  • To organise a regular national conference for the Members
  • To communicate with Members regularly through relevant technologies
  • To grow Membership and capacity across our visual arts education community (ECE, Primary, Secondary, Tertiary, Maori Medium, Industry and Community Educators and Government Agencies)
  • To honour and celebrate our legacy and contributions to visual arts education in Aotearoa New Zealand

Resource Hub

The ANZAAE Resource Hub is designed to support Art Educators with the delivery of teaching and learning of Visual Arts in Aotearoa New Zealand