The Hewlett Foundation recently supported a major strategic planning process for CREATE CA, a statewide initiative to restore arts education to California’s schools. Led by a coalition of five organizations (three of which are Hewlett grantees) and fiscally sponsored by the California Alliance for Arts Education, the initiative will act as a convenor and coordinator for arts education efforts across California, and create a public will campaign to elevate the arts as a key educational strategy. A grant for implementation of the plan will support progress towards strategic outcomes while building an infrastructure for CREATE CA’s sustainability and growth.
About the Grantee
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Grants to this Grantee
for general operating support
Create CA promotes, supports, and advocates for visual and performing arts education for preschool through post-secondary students in California’s public school system. It is the only statewide organization that brings together key stakeholders to support statewide efforts to increase arts education in the public school system. Create CA convenes and provides training and resources for more than 100,000 artists, K-12 teachers, parents, and members of state and local education departments and PTAs each year. This grant to Create CA advances the Performing Arts Program’s Youth strategy through its Policy and Advocacy substrategy.
for Arts Now Advocacy Action Planning
Create CA is the only statewide organization dedicated to promoting, supporting, and advocating for visual and performing arts education for preschool through post-secondary students in California’s public school system. Through a leadership council, Create CA convenes key stakeholders to support statewide efforts to increase arts education in the public school system. Its training, online resources, consulting, and leadership on the Arts Education Data Project support 100,000 artists, K-12 teachers, parents, and educators and advocates in their school-based advocacy efforts. This grant to Create CA advances the Youth strategy, through the Policy and Advocacy substrategy, and will expand the organization’s existing Arts Now advocate training program to build the advocacy skills and capacity of youth-serving arts education organizations.