Arts Education - Resources


"By the Great Horn Spoon," Laguna Playhouse Theatereach school touring production

Arts Orange County’s Arts Education Resource Directory

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.

The arts education programs listed here have demonstrated to a panel of qualified arts education professionals that they are quality programs who adhere to the California State Curriculum Standards.

These programs are available for booking during school day and are searchable by five appropriate categories. The category of program type includes residencies (6 or more sessions per class), workshops (1-5 sessions per class), performances (at your school), field trips and showcase opportunities for students. For classes and workshops available for students after school or on weekends, please visit the Classes and Workshops section of

Additional Arts Education Resources

The following are links to arts education associations, foundations, and other arts resources of interest to educators.

American Choral Directors Association -
Arts Edge -
Arts Resource Center -
California Alliance for Arts Education -
California Art Education Association -
California Arts Council -
California Arts Project -
California Association For Music Education -
California Dance Educators Association -
California Department of Education -
California Education Theatre Organizations -
CA State PTA's SMARTS program -
Getty Foundation -
New Music Education Resource -
Orange County Department of Education -
Southern California Vocal Association -
Southern California School Band and Orchestra Association -
The California County Superintendents Educational Services Association Arts Initiative -