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Confronting Racism9/3/2021 12:16 PM

​Confronting Anti-Asian Racism in Art Education

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AA Racism in Art Ed-2021.pdf

Gary Waddell’s book about the Art of Leadership.9/3/2021 10:08 AM 


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Young Artist Showcase & Silicon Valley Reads 2021 9/3/2021 9:56 AM

Young Artist Showcase & Silicon Valley Reads 2021 Virtual Celebration

May 20, 2021 at 4 - 4:30 p.m.
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KQED4/19/2021 12:54 PM

KQED Media Academy 

In their continued effort to support virtual and blended learning, KQED is offering several media-rich, digitally-savvy PD courses and media project focused workshops this winter and spring. Teachers can attend an upcoming workshop or join a longer KQED Media Academy facilitated course. For more information, please click here or use the following link to see the list of workshops and courses:



These results are preliminary and will be further defined as the study continues. These preliminary results are to assist in the safer return to performing arts activities. This study focuses strictly on the distribution of respiratory aerosol that is generated while playing wind instruments, singing, acting, speaking, dancing, and in a simulated aerobic activity, which may potentially contain virus. This study is based on previous research that shows the virus which causes COVID-19 can travel in respiratory aerosol. This study then was designed to identify performing arts activities that generate respiratory aerosol including volume, direction, density, and mitigation strategies. Aerosol is defined as solid or liquid particles suspended in a gas. For more information, please click here, or download the report below:

 CONTEST THEME 2021: THIS IS MY TIME 4/19/2021 12:53 PM

Contest Theme 2021: This Is My Time

Growing Up Asian In America (GUAA) art, essay and video contest is for K-12th graders. GUAA gives a unique platform for young people to creatively explore and celebrate their cultural identity through the lens of civic engagement. The contest website can be found at the Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI) website.

For more information about the video contest, download the flyer [PDF]:
ArtsEd Connect Mini-Grant available to all the Santa Clara County Teachers4/19/2021 12:53 PM

​ArtsEd Connect Mini-Grant available to all the Santa Clara County Teachers

The ArtsEd Connect mini-grant program allows for Santa Clara County educators to apply for either $250 or $500 grant that can be used for art materials, a specific art project, or an art experience. We really would like to distribute these mini-grants to as many Santa Clara County educators as possible. The application is simple and takes less than 5 minutes to complete.

Please fill out the short application (5 minutes or less to complete) to request funds.

  • The grant applications will close on March 29th, 2021.
  • Grants may be used till December 31st, 2021.
  • Our team will review the application and get back in touch with you by April 23rd, 2021.
  • After the program is complete we request a short report (details will be provided in your grant award letter).

Complete ArtsEdConnect Mini Grant Application (Google Forms)

Resolution Recognizing Youth Art Month 2021 Theme: Art Connects Us4/19/2021 12:52 PM

Resolution Recognizing Youth Art Month 2021
Theme: Art Connects Us

021721 Youth Art Resolution.pdf

CCSESA Arts Education Framework Survey4/19/2021 12:52 PM

CCSESA Arts Education Framework Survey

We are trying to gather information from educators statewide to help us re-envision a state Arts Education Framework rollout. Please send the following information and request to educators and administrators in your county. We are hoping that you, as an administrator, will also click on the link below and take the short survey. We intend to use this data to inform our planning for next steps with our state Arts Education Framework.



The NAEA ED&I Commission is initiating a pilot scholarship opportunity that is designed to increase equity, diversity, and inclusion in the field of visual arts and design education and remove barriers to access for underserved and underrepresented individuals. This pilot will support ED&I-focused visual arts educators, with a priority focus on first-time attendees of the NAEA National Convention and Preservice visual arts and design students.

The scholarship award will cover the registration fee for the [VIRTUAL] 2021 NAEA National Convention and one year of membership to NAEA (not to be combined with state association membership).

4/14 Impact Weekly, Superintendent’s message about the arts4/19/2021 12:48 PM

4/14 Impact Weekly, Superintendent’s message about the arts

Hello everyone,

“Art is a line around your thoughts.” ~ Gustav Klimt Art nurtures creativity, innovation, and culture. It plays a key role in sharing knowledge, encouraging curiosity, and sparking dialogue. Today is World Art Day, and I invite you to celebrate the development and enjoyment of all things art.

Art is everywhere. If we look closely, it is in everything. Art is in the design of your cereal box, the graphics of the video games we love to play, and the songs we sing. Affecting our lives in both subtle and obvious ways, expected and unexpected, art connects us through tradition, and is present in poetry, food, dance, and stories.

Many of us have been spending an excessive amount of time in front of screens for virtual meetings, emails, and even for pleasure with streaming services. Today, I encourage everyone to take a few extra minutes to take part in a creative exercise, to look around, and discover the wonders and beauty that shape our world.

Be Well,

Mary Ann Dewan, Ph.D. County Superintendent of Schools
Arts are Education4/19/2021 7:51 AM

Arts Are Education Campaign

Arts are Education is a new national campaign in support of arts education for all students. Looking ahead to the 2021-2022 School Year.

For more information please visit the Arts are Education website.