Don’t miss this preview of the first big moment for year two of the Create CA Public Will Campaign! Starting on September 9, during Arts Education week, Create CA will release the 5th year of data in the Arts Ed Data Project and they’ll share all the messaging, graphics, tools you need to bring attention to this issue in your community. This interactive webinar will preview a new set of tools for partners, including:
- Big picture plan for 3 big moments this year
- An advance peek at the 5 year data trend
- New Toolkit
- New social graphics
- “How to” video
Can’t join on August 28th at 11:00 AM? Register here anyway and Create CA will send you a recording.
California Alliance for Arts Education just launched Building the Pipeline for Dance & Theater Credentials in California, a new series of webpages with the latest news about the dance teaching credential. Check it out here, and check it out often as news and resources will be updated regularly. See how the credential will affect you, and get your questions answered. Explore the menu at the bottom of the page for links to even more info.
Now you can have the new CA Dance Standards in the palm of your hand! The CA Department of Ed has launched a new mobile app that allows teachers to search, filter, and sort standards to isolate specific content, identify standards common across disciplines, and inform decisions around instruction and assessment. Currently available for handy access to the Arts (including Dance), Computer Science, Health Education, History–Social Science, and Mathematics content standards. Forthcoming updates will add standards from additional content areas, such as English Language Development and English Language Arts, and will provide additional features to enhance the usefulness of the application to California educators.
More information about this free mobile download here.
The California Arts Council (CAC) seeks video input from artists and artist educators from all over the state as part of their 2020 Strategic Framework Development. What’s important to you? How should the CAC focus their efforts? What do California artists need today?
This is a fun way to engage in advocacy, and share your opinion about how the CAC can serve and support you as an artist and educator. You can even involve your students!
Consider these interview questions, and choose 1-2 to answer by video:
- What do the arts, culture, and creativity mean to you?
- How is your life enriched by the arts?
- How would you like to see the arts uplifted in California?
- What are the values that the California Arts Council should aspire to?
- What is your vision for how California can be a leader when it comes to arts, culture, and creativity?
Find out more about how to film & submit here.
The California Arts Council wants to hear from you! Whether you know nothing or everything about the CAC, your voice as a dance educator matters to them. Help them serve you better by filling out their survey, as part of their new strategic plan.
From the CAC:
COMMUNITY IS AT THE CENTER OF ALL WE DO AT THE CALIFORNIA ARTS COUNCIL.
And growing our community, giving voice to our community, learning from our community, and fostering belonging within our community are at the center of our newest planning project.
In 2014, the California Arts Council adopted a strategic plan built upon four pillars, focused on growing and stabilizing our work and ensuring that the arts were recognized, celebrated, and supported in communities across the state.
Since 2014, the CAC has experienced rejuvenation and growth, thanks to the support of our community of organizations, artists, youth, activists, and elected officials. We’ve increased our grant offerings from five programs to 18; our ranking of per capita arts funding from 50th of all 50 states to now 26th; and if Governor Newsom’s proposed arts funding increase is approved, the state’s ongoing investment in the arts will grow from just $1 million annually in 2013 to more than $26 million this year.
At the same time, California has endured some of the biggest natural disasters in its recorded history. New and significant community traumas have positioned the ever-pervasive problem of racial inequity front and center, garnering national attention for our state. We face a housing crisis unmatched by anywhere else in the country.
The impact of these recent events has heightened the collective consciousness and sense of urgency and duty to address California’s most critical issues—things like diversity, access, and inclusion; emergency preparedness and response; and healing of our communities.
We are a different California than we were in 2014, and a different California Arts Council.
To best uplift our communities through culture, creativity, and the arts, it is important to have an updated and relevant strategic vision to guide our work across the state of California. That said, we’re excited to announce the development process of our 2020 strategic framework.
This strategic framework will be the CAC’s roadmap for the next five to seven years as a guiding principle to align our mission of advancing California through the arts and creativity with our aspiration of making the arts an accessible, equitable reality for the diverse state of California.
Learn more about their plan.
Take the survey.
Create CA’s free May 15 webinar makes the case for the relationship between the arts and student success. Reach for the Stars: Arts-based Pedagogy as a Pathway to Excellence and Equity, explores the possibilities of tapping into student potential and living truths through the arts, creating a path to both excellence and equity. Get some facts & ideas that you can share with your community & administrators! The webinar features Dr. Yvette Jackson, Bryonn Bain, and Skye Walker as speakers.
Californians for the Arts is launching CA’s first Arts, Culture & Creativity month this April, and they’re calling on us as arts educators to get involved! The goals of this month include:
- educating our representatives about the public arts programs that benefit Californians
- sharing our arts impact stories
- connecting, advocating and mobilizing
- building our case and showing our strength
so that we can:
- support Governor Newsom’s permanent funding increase of $10 million in the 2019 budget
- recommend continued increased and permanent funding for the arts
- ensure all students have access to arts education and the ed code is enforced
California’s Dance Teaching Credential is in the making! Listen to Jessy Kronenberg (CDEA Past President and Director of the Dance Credential Task Force) as she sits down with Dance with Teachers to discuss the history of California’s dance credential, where it stands now, and what we can expect in the future. Check out the 36 minute free podcast here.