Creative Sonoma supports arts education through these current initiatives and programs. Click on the headlines to learn more.
The Arts Education Alliance is a collaborative venture with representatives from the Sonoma County Office of Education, Creative Sonoma, several school districts across the county, arts teachers, arts administrators, and arts organizations, and has undertaken an assessment of the state of arts education in Sonoma County schools. Results of the assessment will be available by June 2018.
Create Sonoma currently manages two grant programs that support arts education. The Arts Education Innovation Grant supports nonprofit arts and youth-serving organizations that are producing innovative arts education activities in schools and the community. The Summer Arts Youth Program Grant supports nonprofit arts organizations that provide arts enrichment during the school summer break.
Creative Sonoma is offering free teaching artist residencies through September 2018 to Sonoma County K-12 schools who have students, teachers or administrative staff affected by the North Bay 2017 Wildfires, either directly or indirectly. Although free, residencies are granted through an application process on a first-come, first-served basis.