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 - www.acdaonline.org
Arts Edge - artsedge.kennedy-center.org
Arts Resource Center - www.teachingarts.org
California Alliance for Arts Education - www.artsed411.org
California Art Education Association - www.caea-arteducation.org
California Arts Council - www.cac.ca.gov
California Arts Project - csmp.ucop.edu/tcap
California Association For Music Education - www.calmusiced.com
California Dance Educators Association - www.cdeadans.org
California Department of Education - www.cde.ca.gov
California Education Theatre Organizations - www.cetaweb.org
CA State PTA's SMARTS program - www.capta.org/sections/programs-smarts/index.cfm
Getty Foundation - www.getty.edu/artsednet
New Music Education Resource - www.musicfriends.org
Orcutt Children’s Arts Foundation- www.orcuttarts.com
Santa Barbara Education Foundation - www.sbefoundation.org
Southern California Vocal Association - www.scvachoral.org
Southern California School Band and Orchestra Association - www.scsboa.org
The California County Superintendents Educational Services Association Arts Initiative - www.ccsesaarts.org
We are also proud of the work by the Santa Barbara Bowl Foundation.