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State Education Agency Directors of Arts Education

The State Education Agency Directors of Arts Education (SEADAE) supports the professional effectiveness of individual members and provides a collective voice for leadership on issues affecting arts education. Its mission is to achieve quality, comprehensive, sequential, standards-based education in the arts for all PreK-12 students. 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.


Quadrant Research

Quadrant Research is a nationally recognized leader in arts and education research, analysis, and market intelligence serving the fields of culture, commerce, government and education.  Quadrant Research specializes in arts education and serves the four major arts disciplines: music, dance, theater and visual arts. Quadrant Research provides data, analysis, and market intelligence to give clients an accurate picture of current market conditions plus the knowledge needed for future growth.

Quadrant Research has more than 100 clients including major corporations, universities, state agencies, associations and non-profits including: Hal Leonard Publishing, Yamaha Corp of America, Wenger Corp, California Alliance for Arts Education, Crayola, MakeMusic, Arizona Department of Education, Arizona Arts Commission, Michigan Youth Arts, Perpich Center for Arts Education (an agency of the state of Minnesota) New Jersey State Council on the Arts, New Jersey Department of Education, Newark Trust for Education, New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, the New Hampshire State Department of Education, Ohio Department of Education, Ohio Alliance for Arts Education, Ohio Arts Commission, Creative Oklahoma, Oklahoma Department of Education, Texas Music Educators Association, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Wisconsin Arts Board and Arts Wisconsin.