Arts Now Humboldt Summit @ Arcata High School
Jan 6 all-day
Insider’s Guide to Arts Education Planning @ Yolo County Office of Education - Conference Center
Jan 18 @ 8:00 am – 3:30 pm

Please join us for our upcoming professional learning opportunity: The Insider’s Guide to Arts Education Planning!  This one-day workshop will be sponsored by CCSESA, California Alliance for Arts Education, and CREATE CA.

Participants will:
• Learn skills on how to develop an arts education plan for a school district and/or county office of education
using the newly released 3rd edition of the Insider’s Guide to Arts Education;
• Take away facilitation strategies that can be applied in multiple settings; and
• Join a professional community that is committed to building capacity for arts education in California.

The program will be led by Peggy Burt, Senior Advisor for the Alliance’s Arts Planning Initiative and one of the authors of the new edition of the Insider’s Guide. Peggy brings over a decade of experience of working with districts on arts plans as well as training planning coaches for Los Angeles County Arts Commission: Arts for All. She began her work as a planning coach for the California Alliance for Arts Education in 2003, and has served as the VAPA coordinator for the Wiseburn School District. She will be joined by other seasoned coaches from the Arts Planning Initiative who will share first-hand experiences of the work they have accomplished in arts education.

We are pleased to partner with the California Alliance for Arts Education’s Arts Planning Initiative which offers an opportunity for California districts and counties to complete a planning process using the best tools available: the Insider’s Guide to Arts Education Planning, high caliber facilitation and strategic assistance. The initiative also offers a subsidy to help districts and counties fund a planning process. Click here for more information.

For additional information regarding the content of the session, please contact Peggy Burt at For additional information regarding logistics, please contact Jessie Kroll-Yoas at

Title I and the Arts Workshop @ Sacramento County Office of Education
Jan 30 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Charting a Course for Success: California’s New Renaissance @ Doubletree by Hilton
Mar 2 all-day
CREATE CA State Convening @ Hilton Hotel Orange
Mar 13 @ 11:38 pm – Mar 14 @ 12:38 am
CREATE CA State Convening @ Hilton Hotel Orange | Costa Mesa | California | United States

CREATE CA and the Orange County Department of Education are pleased to host the 3rd Annual Statewide Convening for Arts Education. This convening will focus on the ways to collaborate in order to create changes in practice that increase quality arts education for all students. This two-day convening will include the 8th Annual Creative Edge Lecture at the Segerstrom Concert Hall, additional keynote speakers and engaging professional development breakout sessions. Over 300 participants will attend this year’s convening including teachers, administrators, arts organizations, parents, funders and business/industry leaders from throughout California. March 14-15, 2017 Included in Registration: Ticket to Arts OC 2017 Creative Edge Lecture featuring Juan Felipe

With four years of evolving changes in public education, California arts education leaders will come together to:

  • Identify and investigate the new challenges facing arts education
  • Learn about effective resources and strategies to address student and educator needs, and
  • Provide input and guidance about next steps needed in order to increase quality arts education for all students in California.

This two-day convening will feature

  • The 8th Annual Creative Edge Lecture at the Segerstrom Concert Hall with Juan Felipe Herrera, Poet Laureate of the United States
  •  A Conversation with Michael McAfee, President, Policy Link: At the intersection of Arts and Equity
  •  Your choice of four think tank sessions on Professional Learning, Leadership Development, Equity and Advocacy
  • And more!

Consider bringing a team from your region with representatives from multiple areas listed below in order to return to your region with a plan of collaborative action.

  • All Administrators responsible for arts education
  • All Visual and Performing Arts Directors and Coordinators
  • Credentialed VAPA teacher in leadership roles
  • Directors at non-profit arts organizations who make the program decisions for arts education
  • Parent leaders advocating for equitable arts education
  • Higher Education leaders making program decisions for preparation of teachers
  • Leaders from industry investing in the arts (Funders)
  • Students in VAPA Teacher preparation programs interested in arts education leadership
  • Board members and Superintendents who are active supporters of arts education for all students

Register Now!

Limited number of Half-Price Scholarships Available. Apply before registering here.

2nd Annual STEAM Symposium @ Santa Clara County Office of Education
Apr 21 – Apr 22 all-day
2nd Annual STEAM Symposium @ Santa Clara County Office of Education  | San Jose | California | United States


For more information, click here.

CCSESA Arts Learning Colloquium @ San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
May 12 all-day
CCSESA Arts Learning Colloquium @ San Francisco Museum of Modern Art | San Francisco | California | United States

CCSESA Arts Learning Colloquium at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

sponsored by San Mateo County Office in partnership with CCSESA and SFMOMA

After a three-year closure, the newly transformed and expanded San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) opened its doors to the public on May 14, 2016. Purpose-built to showcase the museum’s celebrated collection over ten breathtaking floors, the new SFMOMA was designed by renowned architecture firm Snøhetta. With nearly three times more gallery space than before, the museum opened with 19 inaugural exhibitions, including a curated selection from the distinguished Doris and Donald Fisher Collection, the first presentation of works promised through the Campaign for Art, nearly a full floor devoted to the Pritzker Center for Photography, cherished favorites from SFMOMA’s permanent collection, and works specially commissioned for the new museum. SFMOMA now includes nearly 45,000 square feet of art-filled free public spaces, and will offer free admission for all visitors 18 and younger in perpetuity. (taken from the SFMOMA web site).

Click here to view the invitational flyer


  • Gain expertise from museum educators at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA);
  • Make interdisciplinary connections as you interact with works of art at the SFMOMA;
  • Learn how to enhance understanding of works of arts through inquiry based discussions;
  • Network with educators from across California; and
  • So much more!

Register here.

Bay Area Arts Leadership Forum
Jun 3 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Creativity at the Core Summer Institute @ Santa Clara County Office of Education
Jul 26 – Jul 28 all-day

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National Arts in Education Week
Sep 10 @ 6:20 pm – Sep 16 @ 7:20 pm


The arts are an essential part of a complete education, no matter if it happens in the home, school, or community.  Students of all ages-from kindergarten to college–benefit from artistic learning, innovative thinking, and creativity.  Celebrating National Arts in Education Week is a way to recognize this impact and share the message with friends, family, and communities

National Arts in Education Week is a national celebration recognizing the transformative power of the arts in education.   Passed by Congress in 2010 through House Resolution 275, the celebration is designated to bring attention this is cause for elected officials and educational decision makers from across the country and to support equitable access to the arts for all students.  For more resources, go to the Americans for the Arts website, or click HERE.

Here are some additional resources:

  1. Numerous ways you can lead the celebration in your community can be found on this page. Be sure to utilize the 5 Ways to Partner Packet and the #BecauseOfArtsEd Social Media Campaign How To Guide.
  2. Check out the files in this Promo Pack, which include multiple versions of the logo, graphics for social media, a model press release (which you can adapt for your community) and the major talking points for the week.
  3. For the most up-to-date and ready-to-share material, you may consider RSVPing for the Facebook event or sharing it with your friend on Facebook.
    Americans for the Arts will send out an e-newsletter on Monday, Sept 11, 2017 with all of the info regarding the week. If you are not on the list for the Creativity Connection, please sign up here.

Some other things you might consider:

  • If you are holding an event, please be sure to post it on ArtsMeet, the national arts event calendar. (submit button is in the left hand navigation bar).
  • Share this video invite, featuring actor and educator, Gabrielle Ruiz (from CW’s Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and Broadway’s In the Heights fame).
  • Have you seen the new infographics, check them on AFTA’s Instagram (@Americans4Arts), Twitter (here, here, here, here, here, and here), and Facebook (here, here, and here).
  • If you engage in advocacy, be sure to sign and share the petition to Sec. of Education Betsy DeVos and encourage others to submit an op-ed to their local newspaper.

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