The National Council of Arts Administrators is an organization whose primary purpose is to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas, the identification of problems, and the generation of shared solutions to the multitude of issues that confront arts administrators in higher education today.

This exchange is focused to address the following:

  1. To encourage arts practice.
  2. To advance arts teaching.
  3. To encourage the exchange of information among arts administrators.
  4. To identify problems that arise in the administration of arts programs.
  5. To advocate support for arts programs.
  6. To articulate the perspective of arts administrators at the university, state, regional and national levels.
  7. To provide issue-related communication.