Arts Education

Creative Sonoma supports arts education through these current initiatives and programs. Click on the headlines to learn more. 


Arts Education Alliance

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 in Fall 2018.

Grants to Support Arts Education

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.

Teaching Artist Residencies for Schools (Applications for Spring 2019 residencies are closed. Applications for Fall 2019 to open August 1.)

Creative Sonoma is offering free teaching artist residencies to build resilience and encourage empathy to Sonoma County K-12 public schools through December 2019, or as funds allow. Although free, residencies are granted through an application process on a first-come, first-served basis.