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About Us

Our Mission

Our mission is to promote life-long learning in and through the arts for Pre-K to grade 12 students, seniors, and special populations in schools and community sites throughout southeastern Pennsylvania. We encourage excellence in arts education practice, grounded in the belief that the arts are integral to the comprehensive education of all learners.

History of PAEP

PAEP was incorporated in 1996 with initial involvement of 25 local arts and cultural institutions. The intent of this group grew out of its need to coordinate efforts in the design and delivery of arts education programs offered to schools and community sites in southeastern PA.

Since then, PAEP has grown as an independent organization working with school districts, community sites and  more than 90 leading arts institutions from the five-county Philadelphia area to create a unified, regional resource supporting, designing, and delivering arts in education activity. PAEP is a 501(c)(3) organization.