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The Santa Clara County Arts Education Initiative

 Upcoming Events


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AME and Media Arts Forum 

Thursday, April 11th | 4:00 - 6:30 P.M. 

CreaTV of San Jose - 255 W Julian St # 100, San Jose

JOIN US FOR AN EVENING OF NETWORKING AND INSIGHT ON OPPORTUNITIES 

FOR ARTS, MEDIA, & ENTERTAINMENT (AME) AND MEDIA ARTS EDUCATION. 

Participants will 
  • have networking opportunities with AME industries/local education agencies, 
  • participate in cafe conversations around partnerships, work based learning opportunities, AME/VAPA standards, middle school career exploration and articulation of career pathways, and 
  • hear what the industry is looking for in students interested in pursuing a career in AME and understand the future in AME careers
  • provide input for future professional learning experiences
Register for this free event HERE



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Visit our Youth Arts Month Resource Page today! 



2019 Young Artist Showcase Winners Announced HERE 




Join us for Families Learning Together Event: 

In Touch With Art on Saturday, April 6th 

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This is a free event for families with children of all ages! All ages will be creating art and exploring how art incorporates math and engineering. Middle school and high school families will be involved in a design challenge at RAFT while elementary families will have hands-on arts experiences lead by our parent leaders. Special guest is local artist Stephanie Metz and we will share resources with parents and families. It will be fun-filled morning in San Jose! 

For more information, visit the website
Flyer in English, Spanish, & Vietnamese is available here 

and click HERE to register! 


Visual & Performing Arts (VAPA)  Meeting - May 28, 2019

Join us on Tuesday, May 28th at 1:00 P.M. for the VAPA Meeting for Increasing Public Will Around the Arts in Schools. 
Mrs. Pat Wayn, Program Director of the Create CA will be our special guest. We will share information on how to increase knowledge, public will, and visiblity of arts programs, give you tools to advocate, and more. All are welcome!
Click for the flyer VAPA Meetings_Flyer_18-19_NEW.pdf Click here to register. 
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Network Meetings for ALL Arts Teachers - Monday, April 1, 2019


Join us on Monday, April 1st, 2019 for a networking opportunity. Meet other visual and performing arts teachers in the area and connect. We will be meeting in Sunnyvale for our last networking event.

See flyer for more information and to register. See you there! 

Flyer: VAPA Teacher Meetings_Flyer_18-19_NEW.pdf

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California Commission on Teacher Credentialing 


Seeking Educators for Visual and Performing Arts Subject Matter Advisory Panels 

The Commission is seeking applications for educators who wish to participate on subject matter expert panels to align CSET assessments in the visual and performing arts (VAPA) with the newly adopted California Arts Standards for Public Schools. VAPA teachers and teacher educators, as well as individuals who advance VAPA education and programming for school-aged children outside of traditional school settings, are needed for the following areas: Art, Dance, Music, and Theatre. If you are interested in applying, please complete this application form.

















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