A monthly spotlight on ideas, strategies, and resources to support and advocate for arts education in Sonoma County.

This newsletter includes:

  • Sonoma County Resources and News
  • General Resources and News


Student Arts Spotlight

Student Arts Spotlight shares the good news of the arts making a difference in students’ lives in a monthly feature. The Sonoma County Arts Education Alliance is pleased to share Casa Grande High School’s production of “Rock of Ages.” This first ever, student-run musical involved students from three Petaluma campuses working on stage managing, lighting board, sound board, props master, cast, band, and all that goes into a musical’s production. Congratulations, Casa Grande High School!

Learn about the Student Arts Spotlight and share your students’ accomplishments HERE, or browse the archive of past Spotlights HERE.

Networking Event for Arts Education Advocates

RSVP now for the next AEA Mixer and meet and connect with folks interested in arts education! Bring a friend and enjoy yourself in good company! Find out more HERE.

Prop 28 Funding Information for School Visual and Performing Arts Leaders

School visual and performing arts education leaders are invited to join meetups of the School VAPA Leaders Cohort. This Cohort strives to create a safe, supportive, and collaborative environment for experienced and developing school arts education leaders. The next virtual meeting is May 24, 2023. Learn more HERE.

Education Leaders from Arts Organizations in Sonoma County are invited to join a networking meeting to share information and brainstorm ideas and strategies.  The next session is Wednesday, May 3, 2023 at 3:30 with the topic “How to Reach Families”. Contact for more information.

Training for Emerging Teaching Artists

Professional development for emerging and developing teaching artists! “Designing Lesson Plans That Wow Teachers” will strengthen your collaboration with teachers and help you create engaging lessons! Learn about this essential session on April 26, 2023 HERE.

General Resources and News

Explore the Arts on PBC LearningMedia (PreK-12)

Bring dance, music, theater, and visual arts into your classroom with these standards-aligned resources! From exploring Hemingway’s signature style to learning the science of music and sound, this collection provides lesson plans, interactives, student handouts, and videos that will engage every young artist, musician, and poet in your class. Learn more HERE.

Visit the Creative Sonoma Arts Education page to learn more about arts education projects and opportunities in Sonoma County.