Type of Support
CREATE CA is a relatively new, statewide initiative to restore arts education to California’s schools. CREATE CA began with a Hewlett-funded strategic planning process, and is now led by a coalition of five organizations (three of which are Hewlett grantees) and fiscally sponsored by the California Alliance for Arts Education. The coalition has developed a strong leadership team from across the education and arts education sectors in California, and will build support for recommendations in the State Superintendent of Public Instruction’s Blueprint for Creative Schools through statewide and regional convenings; the development of an affiliate program for partner organizations, such as the Education Trust-West; and support of the National Arts Education Data Project, which will provide detailed data about California students’ access to arts education resources in public schools. Renewed support will help CREATE CA move forward on its strategic goals, while building an infrastructure for sustainability and growth in the future
Grants to this Grantee
for a tailored capacity building program for Arts and Arts Education organizations
The California Alliance for Arts Education promotes, supports, and advocates for visual and performing arts education for preschool through post-secondary students in California schools. It is the only statewide organization that brings together key stakeholders for arts education, serving more than 100,000 artists, K-12 teachers, parents, and members of state and local education departments and PTAs each year. The organization is the acknowledged leader in the arts education advocacy field and supports statewide efforts to increase arts education in the public-school system. Project support will allow the Alliance to engage Spitfire Strategies to lead a strategic communications training program for arts leaders in the Bay Area.