ArtsEdCalifornia is intended to speak to educators, administrators, teachers, parents, and community. It does take “a village” to have a vibrant living encompassing program involving dance, music, theatre and visual arts education in our schools today. The educators, responsible for the delivery of instruction through state education codes, provide foundational discrete learning in the four arts disciplines and range that learning through the curriculum to support successful arts education learning for and by the students. Community partners, artists and the many outside partners enhance, model, example, nudge, and support a strong instructional program in the schools. By having such collaboration around dance, music, theatre, and visual arts, or the visual and performing arts, there is support and actions speaking to a fully developed and encompassing arts education program. A district, with such support, is then able to foster development of their schools’ community that speaks to its constituents and assures education of their students that is comprehensive, content specific and provides connections, relationships and applications to learning, work and life.
Use this site to locate resources, to know laws and codes, to be linked to aspects of visual and performing arts learning, latest research, locate information, sources “to go to” and to join in efforts to fully education our students.
Your comments and input are welcome. ArtsEdCalifornia is the website of the ArtsEd Consortium, and is comprised of individuals within the educational sector for the purpose of supporting visual and performing arts instruction within the school day for all California students. This site is what we are referring to as an “emerging” site and will be continually added to in the manner it is now constructed. Here is a place to start gathering information and spring forward to serve our students in having dance, music, theatre and visual arts year long instruction in their school-day life, building those 21st century skills the arts have long been known to model and practice.