Arts Education - CCSESA Arts Initiative


Stacy Young, County and Regional Lead
Humboldt County Office of Education
(707) 445-7077

Reinvigorating Arts Education

The California County Superintendents Educational Services Association (CCSESA), with a generous grant from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, launched an Arts Education Initiative in 2006. The goal of this initiative is to help ensure that all students receive high quality, standards-based arts education as part of a comprehensive public school education.

What Does the Initiative Do?

  • Identify arts education strengths and needs throughout the region
  • Offer professional development in arts disciplines, integration and curriculum, including an annual Arts Education Regional Forum
  • Help districts plan, design, and implement instruction in the visual and performing arts
  • Share information about model programs, curriculum, best practices and resources
  • Provide a wide variety of free arts education toolkits and other resources for educators. See the Arts Initiative website.
  • Develop partnerships among K-12 schools, universities, community organizations, and businesses
  • Carry out advocacy activities to strengthen arts education in the local community
  • Conduct legislative advocacy activities at the state level toward developing a long-term funding model for arts education in California public schools.