CCSESA Rural Arts Cohort

CCSESA Statewide Arts Initiative has been working to build momentum for arts education in rural communities. In 2019-20, eight counties participated in a Rural County Arts Cohort to increase student access to arts education. Subgrants were provided to assist counties in developing strategic arts plans and/or implementing existing strategic arts plans. A key component of building artistic literacy in rural communities has been implementing professional development focused on California Arts Standards and developing rigorous arts integration strategies that has opened the door for interdisciplinary learning in the arts.

CCSESA Arts Initiative created a new portion of the CCSESA Arts Website to spotlight some of the work that has been accomplished in 2019-20 through the CCSESA Rural County Arts Cohort. We invite you to take a look at the accomplishments of eight rural county offices of education and view the interactive map highlighting different areas of California. Visit the Rural Arts web pages and click on the map to learn more about the eight county offices of education from across California and what work they have accomplished to build capacity for arts education as part of a complete comprehensive curriculum.

To learn more about rural arts education, please access the
Creativity at the Core Module 21: Creativity and Collaboration in Rural Communities developed by Kate Stover, Tulare County Office of Education.

This collective work has been made possible through generous funding from the Stuart Foundation and the Hewlett Foundation.

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