This association, representing all arts teacher educators in Ontario, was formed in June 2001 (formerly OATEA - Ontario Arts Teacher Educators Association) as part of the annual Ministry/Faculties of Education Forum. All arts teacher educators at Ontario universities, and representatives from the arts subject associations are invited to participate. The primary interests of this association are arts teacher education, the effectiveness of arts teacher education programs at faculties of education, and advocacy for arts education in schools, universities and other community settings.