The mission of California Alliance for Arts Education is to promote, support, and advocate for visual and performing arts education for preschool through post-secondary students in California schools. The California Alliance is in its fifth decade of working to build a brighter future for our state by making the arts a core part of every child’s education. A statewide leader and convener, the Alliance galvanizes California’s educators and other experts in arts and culture to advocate for quality arts education for all students. Our efforts focus on three keys areas: STATE POLICY, COALITION BUILDING AND PUBLIC ADVOCACY
Through the ARTS NOW CALIFORNIA campaign the California Alliance for Arts Education (Alliance) and our partners will shine a bright light on these districts and the strategic investments they are making to improve the quality of students’ educations. Our goal is to establish the expectation that every district is responsible for providing their students with a high quality, comprehensive education that includes a robust arts program, complete with instruction by credentialed arts teachers as well as arts integration strategies being implemented across the curriculum. Our campaign will celebrate districts taking a leadership role in prioritizing arts education and will encourage other districts to prioritize arts education.