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 completed an assessment of the state of arts education in Sonoma County schools. The Alliance is creating an Arts Education Master Plan template to be made available to County schools. In collaboration with the California Alliance for Arts Education, a leadership team comprised of Sonoma County community stakeholders will articulate, determine, and develop strategies for best practices in arts education and create an action and implementation plan. Resources will be available to school districts starting in Fall 2019 to put these practices into place in their classrooms with guidance from the Arts Education Alliance. 

Arts Education Research Reports

State of Arts Education in Sonoma County K-12 Schools:  Analyses of Survey Data

State of Arts Education in Sonoma County Secondary Schools:  Analyses of the California Arts Education Data Project

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 (Now Open)

Creative Sonoma offers free teaching artist residencies based on best practices of trauma-informed arts instruction to build resilience and encourage empathy. Residencies are available to Sonoma County K-12 public schools through December 2019, or as funds allow.