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 celebrate Theatre Arts Students from ArtQuest, Santa Rosa High School for January 2022. ArtQuest Theatre Department believes everyone should see live theatre, so ArtQuest Theatre shows are always pay what you want. Congratulations!

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

New Year, New Resolution to Support Arts Education for All Students!

The AEA is offering a variety of pathways to learn more about opportunities through arts education.

Arts Education Leadership 101

Join this group of arts supporters for a next level of active arts education advocacy. Through four online meetings, this workshop will focus specifically on the landscape of Sonoma County and help you understand how to effectively advocate for arts education. This workshop is for parents, community advocates, students, and classroom teachers. Beginning 2/2/22. Learn more HERE.

School Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) Leaders

A first-ever School VAPA Leaders Cohort will be offered by the AEA. This Cohort will strive to create a safe, supportive, and collaborative environment for experienced and developing school arts education leaders. Audience: School arts education leaders. Virtual meetings begin 2/14/22. Learn more HERE.


Geared to support our county’s superintendents, principals, and curriculum & instruction directors, you will learn about important intersections of arts education and student needs. Local examples and models of success will be presented, as well as time to network and discuss. Learn more HERE.


Arts Ed Twitter Chat – #CaArtsEdChat

Join @PCrooks_VAPA@VAPAJeannine@aaronbryan, and other arts education leaders from across the state for the #CaArtsEdChat, a Twitter Chat held every Wednesday from 4:00 to 4:30 p.m. We’re growing a statewide virtual professional learning community for educators, artists, and others passionate about arts education. Join us as we discuss topics such as: the newly adopted CA Arts Framework; integrating the arts and technology; arts and anti-racism; and much more!

New to Twitter, or just want to learn more about the Twitter Chat or see the questions in advance? Visit

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