O Instituto Arte na Escola resulta da institucionalização do Projeto Arte na Escola, criado em 1989 pela Fundação Iochpe. Tem como missão incentivar e qualificar o ensino da arte e como premissa que a arte, enquanto objeto do saber, desenvolve no aluno habilidade perceptiva, capacidade reflexiva e formação de consciência crítica, não se limitando à auto-expressão e à criatividade.
"infed (the informal education homepage) was established in 1995 as an open, independent and not-for-profit site "(...) "Our aim is to provide a space for people to explore the theory and practice of informal education and social action learning. In particular, we want to encourage educators and animateurs to develop ways of working and being that foster association, conversation and relationship."
"Project Zero's mission is to understand and enhance learning, thinking, and creativity in the arts, as well as humanistic and scientific disciplines, at the individual and institutional levels."
"Project Zero, a research group at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, has investigated the development of learning processes in children, adults, and organizations since 1967. Today, Project Zero is building on this research to help create communities of reflective, independent learners; to enhance deep understanding within disciplines; and to promote critical and creative thinking. Project Zero's mission is to understand and enhance learning, thinking, and creativity in the arts, as well as humanistic and scientific disciplines, at the individual and institutional levels."