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Arts Education Resources


Peninsula Arts Council has three main areas of focus: Arts in Education, Public Art, and Developing San Mateo County into a Destination for the Arts Parks and Culture.


Parents, Teachers, Artists -- explore the links on this site and become an active advocate to preserve funding for quality arts in education in our communities and schools.

     
 

Fact: Americans Value Arts Education

  • 93% of Americans consider the arts to be vital to providing a well-rounded education for children and a critical link to learning and success (2005 Harris Poll)
  • Arts education is mandated in the State Education Code. It is NOT “optional”.
  • 85 percent of surveyed business executives indicated that they are currently having difficulty recruiting individuals who possess creative ability, with demand for creative people expected to grow as firms pursue innovation.

(Ready to Innovate, from The Conference Board, Americans for the arts, and the American Association of School Administrators)
Arts Education and At-Risk Populations:

  • Arts education has a measurable impact on at-risk youth in deterring delinquent behavior and truancy problems while also increasing overall academic performance among those youth engaged in after school and summer arts programs targeted toward delinquency prevention.
  • Arts education in schools increases test scores across every subject, lowers drop out rates and helps close the achievement gap regardless of socio-economic status.
  • Extensive research shows arts education engages students.

(Youth ARTS Development Project, 1996, U.S. Department of Justice; Arts Education Partnership, CAAE)

Arts Education Helps Prepare Students for the 21st Century Workforce:

  • Extensive research shows arts education engages students.
  • Builds a school climate of high expectation, discipline, and academic rigor that attracts businesses relocating to your community
  • Strengthens student problem-solving and critical thinking skills, adding to overall academic achievement and school success
  • Helps students develop a sense of craftsmanship, quality task performance, and goal-setting skills needed to succeed in the classroom and beyond.
  • Creativity/innovation rates are among the top five skills sought by US employers.

(Business Circle for Arts Education in Oklahoma, Arts at the Core of Learning 1999 Initiative- Fact sheet developed by A. Flanagan, LAUSD Arts Education Branch 2009, California County Superintendents Arts Initiative, California State PTA and Peninsula Arts Council.)
Resources:
Be A Leader for Arts Education:  PTA/CCSESA Handbook

Keep Arts in Schools: How to Give a School Board Presentation

An Unfinished Canvas-Fact Sheet-
A Summary of Research Conducted by SRI International sponsored by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

The Insider’s Guide to Arts Education Planning.
Includes best practices, innovative ideas, templates and strategies.

SMARTS is California State PTA’s program to encourage arts education.

Follow these national visibility campaigns to gain more awareness of the importance of quality arts education in schools at Americans for the Arts http://www.artsusa.org/

   

Arts Education Organizations

Arts Action Fund

Arts Education Partnership

California Alliance for Arts Education

California State PTA

Keep Arts in the Schools

National Education Association

Partnership for 21st Century Skills

San Mateo County Office of Education


Teaching Artists Organized

Young Audiences of Northern California

 
San Mateo County Colleges and Universities
  San Mateo Community College District
Cañada College
College of San Mateo
Skyline Community College
Notre Dame de Namur University

  Local Youth Arts Organizations
  Art Attack

Digital Monkey School

Art Academia

Art in Action


Ayako School of Ballet

Bay Area Kid Fun

Bay Area Little Symphony


California Youth Symphony

Cartoon Art Museum - San Francisco

Children's Discovery Museum
- San Jose

Community School of Music & Arts - Mountain View

Coyote Point Museum


Dance Arts Center


Golden Gate Philharmonic

Hiller Aviation Museum


Music for Minors

Music at Kohl Mansion - Kohl for Kids

Myriad Music School


Peninsula Girls Chorus


Peninsula Youth Orchestra


Ragazzi - the Peninsula Boys Chorus

Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica (summer art camps)

San Mateo County 4-H Clubs

  Arts Education Resources
  Alliance for Young Artists & Writer

American Alliance for Theatre and Education

American Arts Alliance

American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education

American Association of Museums

American Composers Forum


American Federation of Teachers

American Library Association

American Music Conference
Americans for the Arts

American String Teachers Association


American Symphony Orchestra League


ARTSEDGE

ArtsEdNet


Association for Advancement of Arts Education

Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development


California Art Education Association


California Association for Music Education

California Dance Educators Association

California Educational Theatre Association


Center for Arts Education


College Art Association


Council for Basic Education

Cultural Education Collaborative

Educational Theatre Association


Education Development Center

Education Trust


Harvard Project Zero


Institute of Museum and Library Services

International Child Art Foundation

J. Paul Getty Trust


John F. Kennedy Center - Education and Outreach


Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education Network

Learning First Alliance


Meet the Composer

MENC-The National Association for Music Education

Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation

National Assembly of State Arts Agencies


National Assessment Governing Board

National Assessment of Education Progress


National Dance Education Organization


National Endowment for the Arts

National Endowment for the Humanities

National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts


National Gallery of Art


National Network for Folk Arts in Education


New York Foundation for the Arts


OVATION - The Arts Network

President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities


Public Broadcasting Service


RAND


Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center


Teaching Arts.org


US Department of Education

Young Audiences