Arts Education Stories

Stories connect, inspire, and inform us. Gain inspiration from a young person’s life enriched or changed. Explore data that shows improved academic success. Share the impact of arts education. 

Get Inspired

Watch and share these stories that show how critical arts education is for our students. Something’s Happening in Chula Vista, Art Makes A Difference (Bellevue), and El Molino HS Dance students (Forestville) share the significance of an education that includes the arts.

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Arts Education News

Our monthly Arts Education News blog highlights local arts education opportunities, along with recommendations for timely stories and resources on arts education national trends and news. For the most recent post, click HERE, or to find all past issues of the blog, click HERE.

Student Arts Spotlight

The Student Arts Spotlight celebrates local students learning in and through the arts in Sonoma County. The feature, managed by the Sonoma County Arts Education Alliance, represents a variety of students, ages, geographic locations, and art forms. 

Each month’s Spotlight is shared in the Creative Sonoma newsletter, the Arts Education blog, and in social media. Learn more and submit student artwork and performances HERE.

Tell the Story


Through grant funding from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Creative Sonoma and the Arts Education Alliance commissioned research on the state of arts education in Sonoma County during 2016-2018. The research from the following reports led to the development of the Sonoma County Arts Education Framework in 2019.  

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