Arts Education - The Creative Edge

Arts Orange County provides leadership as an advocate for quality, equity and access of standards based, comprehensive arts education in the county's K-12 schools.

Arts Orange County believes that the arts provide a unique pathway for all students to view the world, create meaning and
develop their minds. Studies have shown that the arts provide lifetime benefits and are unsurpassed in their ability to engage students in learning and empower them to make change in our world.

Under the mentorship of Arts OC and in partnership with the California Alliance for Arts education, local alliances are being formed to support school districts’ strategic arts plans to insure that every student has access to a quality, standards-based arts education.

Each Local Arts Education Alliance believes:

• Learning in and through the arts educates the “whole” child

• Excellent arts and cultural resources can partner with us to create outstanding schools for all of our children.

• Even in tough economic times, Orange County schools must provide arts education.

 



To be in the loop on arts education efforts in your school district, please contact your local alliance coordinator.


Download a Local Arts Alliance flyer (Click the cover image in the language of your choosing)

     

English

 

Spanish

 

Korean

 

Vietnamese

If you would like some high-quality, 4-color copies of these fliers, please email info@artsoc.org.


View a ten minute video overview of the Creative Edge initiative.

A standards-based arts curriculum is more important than ever now that 1 out of 6 jobs in Southern California is in the creative industries.

The following Orange County communities have formed local alliances for arts education. Please contact them to find out how you can help your local schools! If your community is not listed or you have questions, please contact Pat Wayne at pwayne@artsoc.org.

Orange County's Local Arts Education Alliances
Anaheim Alliance for Arts Education | Shanin Ziemer
Capistrano Alliance for Arts Education | Courtney Fielder
Cypress Alliance for Arts Education | Cynthia Troestler
Fountain Valley Alliance for Arts Education | Nicola Weiss
Fullerton Alliance for Arts Education | Dawn Marie Kotsonis
Garden Grove Alliance for Arts Education | Andrea Perez
Huntington Beach Alliance for Arts Education | Laurie Pechulis
Irvine Alliance for Arts Education | Grace Neary
La Habra Alliance for Arts Education | Christine Chavez
Los Alamitos Alliance for Arts Education | Donna Chinn
Newport-Mesa Alliance for Arts Education | Stacie Wendland
Oceanview Alliance for Arts Education | Robin McManus
Orange Alliance for Arts Education | Mary Galuska
Placentia-Yorba Linda Alliance for Arts Education | Debi Grant
Saddleback Alliance for Arts Education | Pat Wayne
Santa Ana Alliance for Arts Education | Pat Wayne
Westminster Alliance for Arts Education | Pat Wayne

Note: Some alliances are associated with more than one school district.

 


Join Your Local Alliance for Arts Education. Arts Orange County is proud to be a leader in this initiative in partnership with the California Alliance for Arts Education and sponsored by Boeing.

 California Alliance for Arts Education        Boeing

Download this video.