Jeremy Holien serves as the State Visual and Media Arts Education Coordinator at the Perpich Center for Arts Education. The Perpich Center is the state agency within the executive branch of Minnesota government charged with arts education initiatives that foster learning in and through the arts. In his role, Mr. Holien oversees the development of statewide arts curriculum and assessment frameworks, professional development initiatives, and has responsibilities for state and national standards development. He currently serves as one of the writers of the emerging national art education standards through the National Coalition for Core Arts Standards. In that work, specialists from across the nation have been developing revised national standards in visual art, music, dance, theater and media arts.