Arts Education Resources

For opportunities to present visiting artists in schools, the Children's Creative Project, managed by the Santa Barbara County Office of Education, provides wonderful resources and connections. View their online course catalog and more information.

Historically and currently, Santa Barbara County hosts incredible arts education organizations, including the Visual Arts & Design Academy and Multimedia Arts & Design Academy, Music Academy of the West, and the Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts. We are proud to support the Santa Barbara County Alliance for Arts Education.

The Santa Barbara Public Library provides free, frequent arts and culture activities year-round and countywide.

The following are links to Southern California 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 -
Orcutt Children’s Arts Foundation-
Santa Barbara Education Foundation -
Southern California Vocal Association -
Southern California School Band and Orchestra Association -
The California County Superintendents Educational Services Association Arts Initiative -

We are also proud of the work by the Santa Barbara Bowl Foundation.