Arts Education Framework

About the Framework

Based on assessments of the state of arts education in Sonoma County schools, the Sonoma County Arts Education Alliance, with facilitation by the California Alliance for Arts Education (now known as CreateCA), developed and published the Sonoma County Arts Education Framework: A Collaborative Vision 2019-2024.  

The Framework is a product of three years of research, analysis, discussion, and collaboration on how to provide increased and improved arts education access and equity to better the lives of Sonoma County TK-12 students. It was developed with feedback from teachers, school administrators, artists, and arts organizations.

Click HERE or on the report image, above, to read or dowload this free tool.

Utilizing the Framework

The Arts Education Alliance invites schools and districts to use the Framework to chart a solid course for providing arts education. This is a step toward in ensuring that students in every district in Sonoma County have access to arts education.

Through the Arts Education Framework Grant Program, Creative Sonoma has made funding and/or consultation available to Sonoma County public school districts annually since 2020. These grants are to encourage and support delivery of more arts education by implementing new—or strengthening existing—arts education curriculum and/or arts integration.

The research and reports, including the development of the framework, were funded by the William + Flora Hewlett Foundation, will staff support funded in part by the California Arts Council.

Visit Creative Sonoma’s Arts Education online resource hub HERE.