The Pennsylvania Arts Education Network is a coalition of arts, arts education, and advocacy organizations and individuals working together to strengthen public and policymaker support for Arts Education in Pennsylvania. It was created after Arts and Education Initiative’s Spring 2012 report, Creating Pennsylvania’s Future Through Arts and Education, found a need for a statewide partnership for arts education advocacy. Directed by a Steering Committee of influential arts and education organizations across the state, The Pennsylvania Arts Education Network is currently being operated through the Education Policy and Leadership Center. The Arts and Education Initiative (AEI) is a major project of the Education Policy and Leadership Center (EPLC). The goals of the Initiative are to strengthen public and policymaker support for the arts in Pennsylvania; improve partnerships between the arts and the education communities across the Commonwealth; and enact public policies that support the arts in schools and communities and the learning opportunities they afford to people of all ages. The mission of The Education Policy and Leadership Center is to encourage and support the development and implementation of effective state-level education policies to improve student learning in grades P-12, increase the effective operation of schools, and enhance educational opportunities for citizens of all ages.