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.

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.

Crocker Art Museum – Educator Soiree @ Crocker Art Museum
Sep 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Framing the Arts for Succcess in California Schools
Oct 10 @ 11:30 am – 3:00 pm





October 10, 2017

11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Artspiration at the Santa Clara County Office of Education invites you to join representatives from California’s leading arts education and advocacy organizations: Create CA, California Alliance for Arts Education and CCSESA Arts Initiative and the California Department of Education, for a special arts education workshop.

• Understand the background and history of the Blueprint
for Creative Schools and the CREATE CA initiative
• Explore the Arts Education Data Project and its role in
ensuring equitable access to high-quality, standards based
arts education
• Discuss the strategy of creating a district-wide arts plan
and hear examples from the field
• Build knowledge of why and how arts education meets
the eight state LCFF Priorities
• Receive valuable updates on state and federal arts
legislation that impacts school and district policies


Click here for the flyer and more information.

CAEA Conference in San Francisco – Register Today! @ CAEA Conference San Francisco Hyatt Regency
Nov 10 – Nov 12 all-day
2018 California Association for Bilingual Education (CABE) State Conference in Sacramento @ CABE State Conference _ Sacramento Convention Center
Mar 28 – Mar 31 all-day
Rural Arts Education Think Tank @ California Department of Education
Dec 6 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

In an effort to expand arts learning access in rural communities statewide, we hope to gather educators, arts leaders, and community members from cross California to join in a discussion to further understand both the challenges and opportunities that exist in rural communities across the state.

What will we do in the Think Tank?

Explore how data can inform level of access in our rural

Hear about current research and implications for our field;

Learn about how some rural communities are developing
innovative practices to increase arts learning opportunities for pre-K through 12 students;

Share strategies to build support for arts learning both in discrete and integrated learning;

Engage in a public will campaign that is taking place in California; and

Collaborate with other educational leaders from across California.

Your Voice is Important

We hope that you will participate and share your insights and understandings as we explore together how to deepen and expand arts education for our students. How can we work together to make change?

Questions? Contact Jessie Kroll-Yoas at

Lunch is included.

To Register, click here. 


“A review of the literature reveals several barriers to increasing access to arts education in rural areas,  including  lack of economic opportunity,  geographic distance, recruitment and retention of  teachers and administrators, lack of funding for arts education, policies that do not support the arts, limited collection and analysis of data, and lack of representation on creative economy initiatives.”

– Dr. Lisa Donovan, researcher, professor, and author (Leveraging Change, Increasing Access to Arts Education in Rural Communities)

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