FATE IS A NATIONAL ASSOCIATION DEDICATED TO THE PROMOTION OF EXCELLENCE IN THE DEVELOPMENT AND TEACHING OF COLLEGE-LEVEL FOUNDATION COURSES IN BOTH STUDIO AND ART HISTORY.
FATE members represent independent colleges of art & design, university art departments, and community colleges throughout the United States and is represented at most major education conferences to promote the goals of the organization. For over 30 years, FATE has promoted excellence in arts foundations.
FATE is a highly active and growing association. If you have a keen interest in networking with others who are involved with the instruction of foundational art courses, FATE may be the place for you. For over three decades FATE has been collectively sharpening the methodologies and theories of instruction during the first years of college. Biennially, FATE hosts an expansive but immersive gathering of artists, designers, historians and educators who share in the goal of making the foundational experience in art a solid springboard for a successful academic and professional life. Our last biennial conference hosted by Herron School of Art in Indianapolis was a tremendous success and we had a tremendous turnout with lots of exiting activities and panels. We are excited about our next venue in Kansas City, hosted by KCAI in 2017. More to come!
Additionally, FATE Regional Events occur throughout the United States and Canada providing opportunities to learn and share. There are even conversations about a future event abroad (more details coming).