Member Benefits

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!

National Conference
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 happen.

Important Publications
It includes paid subscriptions to first-class publications: AATE's flagship practitioners' magazine YTJ,  and the AATE e-newsletter, sent once 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 Happenings, online.

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.