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

Welcome to our monthly spotlight on ideas, strategies, and resources to support and advocate for arts education in Sonoma County. This newsletter includes:



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 iAspire Arts Integration for August 2021. Congratulations, iAspire Educators and Students!

The iAspire Arts Integration Summit was held this summer, involving lead teachers to mentor classroom teachers new to the program. This year’s Summit involved migrant education students in the work. These artistic examples are from a social emotional connection-self/cultural pride lesson. For more information on this summer’s program, please contact lead teacher, Robyn Fletcher

Learn about the Student Arts Spotlight and share your students’ accomplishments HERE.

Parents! Join us for a dialogue about opportunities available to students through arts education. 

With the Arts Education Alliance Advocacy Team, learn about how the arts support college and career readiness, academic achievement, increase attendance and graduation rates, and provide our children with a tool to develop empathy, kindness, and community. Find out to begin discussions at your child’s school. Meetings on August 31, 2021 select the time most convenient for you 12:30 or 5:30. Meetings will be simulcast in Spanish. Learn more HERE.

SCOE Summer Institute Provides Wealth of Arts Education Resources

The Sonoma County Office of Education recently held its 2021 Summer Institute: Reconnect, Rejuvenate, Reimagine. During the three days Institute, an arts education based presentation was available as an option for attendees at every time block. To take advantage of these resources, read more HERE.


Create California

Create CA has merged with the California Alliance for Arts Education to become the largest organization in the state dedicated to building a movement for equitable and relevant arts education. 

  • Learn more about the resources and tools available from Create CA HERE.

Preparing Student for Learning, Work, and Life through STEAM Education

Participants report differences between STEM and STEAM, in how the arts provide an opportunity to further enhance STEM learning and development in meaningful and intentional ways. 

  • Read the report from Education Commission of the States HERE.

Training, Jobs, and Much More!
Visit Creative Sonoma’s Opportunities to search for what’s going on or share it out to our community!

  • Look for what’s going on HERE.

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