Welcome to the Arts Enrichment Network (AEN). 

Arts Are Essential, Inc. (AAE) is the parent organization for The Arts Enrichment Network. AAE, Inc., is a non-profit 501c3. Please see AAE's Mission Statement below.

AAE's Mission Statement:
Arts Are Essential collaborates with educators and artists to bring arts experiences that enrich, educate and enlighten students of all ages and abilities while inspiring creativity and imagination.

The numbers of parent volunteers able to commit to large amounts of time in their children's schools are dwindling. Also, we are faced with schools requesting more financial support for items that are not cultural enrichment or arts in education.

Our goal is to maintain an organization that will provide mentoring for parents learning how to be enrichment coordinators and providing suggestions on how to budget their limited funding effectively, how to approach grant writing and contract language and the ever popular 'scheduling' (which can be a four letter word in these days of testing and more testing).

We want to help you work smarter and not harder.

We want to to support the artists doing arts in education programming.

We will start with the artist members on our website and encourage others to join us.

We will also continue the ARTIST SHOWCASE.


Towns/Schools Represented
(2019 list coming soon)