AENJ promotes and maintains the highest possible degree of quality Visual Arts instruction for all learners throughout New Jersey. It is our intent to advocate for the importance of the visual arts as a discipline in the schools and as a means for promoting positive change in New Jersey schools and communities.

Advocacy Websites



Art Pride NJ

NJ State Council for the Arts



Americans for the Arts

Very Special Arts


10 Lessons the Arts Teach, Elliot Eisner (PDF)

What is Art for? (Video)

Advocacy Articles

What Creative People Do Differently

Why Doctors and Cops are Taking Art Observation Classes

Mistakes are part of the Creative Process, and Other Lessons for Art Teachers