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Leadership Scholar Program Application Deadline Extended to January 12

The TAEA Leadership Scholar Program was developed to identify and nurture the future leaders of TAEA. if you meet the qualifications and are interested in a becoming a leader in TAEA, please complete an application and submit by the deadline identified below. If you have questions please contact .

Application Guidelines

Please read over the following guidelines carefully and note that our scholar selection is based on candidates being active TAEA members and either serving at the Regional Representative level or not having held a TAEA office at any level above Regional Representative. Potential leadership scholars must have three years of experience in their art education field/profession. Our cohort program is designed to build leadership skills in those members with limited leadership experience. We anticipate this being a popular program that will fill quickly. Submit your application today!

Incomplete applications cannot be considered for cohort selection.

The completed application must be returned to Texas Art Education Association headquarters by January 12, 2024. Completed applications should be emailed to , or faxed to 972-490-4219.

This is a 12-month program that requires your attendance for each outlined event and presentation. Below you will find a timeline of activities for this current cohort.


  • Tuesday, December 6, 2023 — Open application process for TAEA Leadership Scholar
  • Friday, January 12, 2024 — Close Application Process for TAEA Scholars
  • Monday, January 29, 2024 — Announce TAEA Leadership Scholars via TAEA.org
  • Saturday, March 9, 2024 — Spring Council-At-Large in Austin, TX (Location TBD)
  • June 18-20, 2024 — TAEA Leadership Institute (50 participants) — Leadership Scholars must be in attendance. Mo Ranch, 2229 FM 1340, Hunt, TX 78024-3037. TAEA funded event for Scholars.
  • November 14-16, 2024 — TAEA Leadership Scholars attend and present a workshop of their design at the TAEA Annual Conference in Galveston, TX at Moody Garden Hotel.
  • TBA — Another event may be planned

If interested in applying for TAEA Leadership Scholars cohort program, click the button below.

Past Scholars

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