What does AATE Membership Bring?
Bring it! Your membership in AATE brings you face to face with new
learnings, new people, new plays, new techniques, and new contacts in the world
of theatre and education. And all for the benefit of stimulating young people
and communities through the theatre arts. Join now!
It brings you the field's most talked-about conference,
where theatre-specific artists and educators exchange expertise in an
atmosphere of fun, warmth, and professionalism unmatched anywhere.
It brings you networking on a grand scale – through
thrilling special interest projects both online and in person, as well as
special networking access to the Arts Education Partnership (AEP), Americans
for the Arts (AFTA), and other important organizations such as ATHE, TYA/USA,
EDTA , CTFA and more. Your AATE member email updates flag just what you need,
when you need it, and you're always in touch with key people to make things
It includes paid subscriptions to first-class publications:
Youth Theatre Journal, Incite/Insight, AATE's flagship practitioners' magazine, daily online news updates, and the AATE
e-newsletter, sent twice a month – so you're always up to date with theatre and
teacher-specific news, research, and features.
Resources and Programs
It brings you access to unique funding opportunities, lesson plans, production photos,
online forums, searchable member lists, online career postings, and innovative,
groundbreaking programs, such as Theatre In Our Schools, Playwrights In Our Schools, the prestigious
AATE Leadership Institute, arts and research awards and scholarships, and much more.
Its Washington, D.C. presence advocates for theatre
education at the national level and updates members instantly at Arts
Leadership Opportunities and National Awards
Top players in theatre and education proudly list AATE
leadership positions (all held by current AATE members) on their CVs – and so can you, through committee
work in event management, publications, state representation and other
leadership opportunities. And – for your shining moments – AATE spotlights the
brightest individual stars and top organizations in the annual AATE Awards
Banquet during the National Conference.
Like things cheap?? AATE members save on exciting new plays,
award-winning texts, special sponsor promotions, not to mention regional and
national conference fees and associated lodging expenses.
Join right this second!
Not joining is not an option :-) your membership fee pays for itself in discounts,
subscriptions, resources, and the many networking opportunities that build you
professionally and as an individual helping young people.