Arts Education Collaborative maintains connections at the local, state, national, and international levels to inform its work.


  • AEC is a member of the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council.
  • AEC is a member of the Remake Learning. Jamie Kasper is a member of the Professional Learning Collaborative Workgroup, and Yael Silk is a member of the Pittsburgh Regional STE(A)M Ecosystem.
  • AEC maintains a network of liaisons in local school districts, arts organizations, and higher education institutions to both disseminate and gather information.
  • AEC works to connect with legislators.



  • AEC is a member of the advisory council of the Arts Education Partnership (AEP) as well as one of AEP’s partner organizations. Yael Silk became a member of AEP’s Equity Working Group in August 2018.
  • AEC is a member of Americans for the Arts (AftA). Yael Silk was selected for AftA’s local arts education network steering committee beginning in January 2019.
  • Jamie Kasper worked with the National Coalition for Core Arts Standards (NCCAS) to envision the web presence for the National Core Arts Standards and is a member of the NCCAS media arts committee.


  • Jamie Kasper is involved in the International Society for Technology in Education. She was one of the founders of ISTE’s Arts & Technology Network, continues to serve as a member of the Creativity Playground planning committee, and was honored in 2016 to receive the Making IT Happen award at the conference in Denver.