Member Meeting and Celebration
Jun
6
4:00 PM16:00

Member Meeting and Celebration

Our community has had another big year and it’s time to celebrate.

This will be a membership meeting: you will help us set our agenda for the 2019-2020 school year and elect new members to our Board of Directors.

This will be a party, with plenty of food and (adult) beverages to enjoy with your colleagues.

This will be a dance party. Ryan and Sidney and their youth assistants will show us how to dance the Salsa Rueda. You don’t have to know the steps! 

Save the date and be on the look our for RSVP information.

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April Arts Education Policy Roundtable :: Principles for Equity with the Human Rights Commission
Apr
5
10:00 AM10:00

April Arts Education Policy Roundtable :: Principles for Equity with the Human Rights Commission

  • San Francisco Arts Commission, Veterans Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This month, we will have Sheryl Davis, Executive Director of the San Francisco Human Rights Commission, to discuss how our organizations can embody and support equity in the Bay Area.

Click through to register so we know how much coffee to get.

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Teaching Artist Meetup with Pie
Apr
4
5:00 PM17:00

Teaching Artist Meetup with Pie

The Arts Education Alliance of the Bay Area is working with Emerging Arts Professionals of the Bay Area to provide a space for teaching artists to meet-up.

Find your hosts Rhiannon E MacFadyen and Lindsay Ellen Howland and find your colleagues.

RSVP on Facebook to let us know you are coming (and please do change your reply if you won't be able to make it).

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Celebration of Teaching Artists at Boys & Girls Club Arts Showcase
Mar
20
6:00 PM18:00

Celebration of Teaching Artists at Boys & Girls Club Arts Showcase

Following the opening reception of the citywide Boys and Girls Club art exhibit, featuring student performances and a celebration of student artists, the Arts Education Alliance of the Bay Area will be celebrating the teaching artists who made it possible.

At 6pm, we will have a gallery walk with teaching artists to learn how they guided their students through the artistic process. This will be followed by a reception for teaching artists and other arts educators to network.

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Speak for arts education equity at the SFUSD Board of Education
Mar
12
5:40 PM17:40

Speak for arts education equity at the SFUSD Board of Education

San Francisco should be a leader in making sure every student benefits from arts education.

Let’s celebrate Arts Education Month by talking to the San Francisco Unified School District Board of Education about the profound importance of arts education and about our contributions as a community of arts providers.

Let’s bring youth and community members to ask that San Francisco endorse the Declaration of the Rights of All Students to Equity in Arts Learning to become an Arts Equity District.

Click through to register so we can alert you about when public comment will occur.

Image by Janie Mendosa, 11th grade, Arcata Arts Institute, Humboldt

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February Arts Education Policy Roundtable :: Our Partners and Our Professional Ecosystem
Feb
1
10:00 AM10:00

February Arts Education Policy Roundtable :: Our Partners and Our Professional Ecosystem

  • San Francisco Arts Commission, Veterans Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This month, we are inviting the arts education community and representatives from Teaching Artists Guild, Arts for a Better Bay Area, Emerging Arts Professionals, and CREATE Alameda County to discuss the arts education ecosystem in the Bay Area.

We will be continuing our conversation about how organizations can best recruite and retain teaching artists, and how our whole field can become more sustainable and equitable.

Click through to register, so we know how much coffee to get.

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Exhibit at the 2019 San Francisco Arts Education Resource Fair
Jan
30
4:00 PM16:00

Exhibit at the 2019 San Francisco Arts Education Resource Fair

Make sure your organization is represented at the most comprehensive gathering of arts education organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area.

This fair will be attended by an art coordinator from every school in the San Francisco Unified School District as well as educators from around the Bay Area.

Members of the Arts Education Alliance of the Bay Area are eligible for a discount on reservations. Become a member now.

This event is to register as an exhibitor. If you are an educator or parent, please RSVP on Facebook or on our website.

click through to register

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December Arts Education Policy Roundtable :: The Arts as Career Technical Education
Dec
7
10:00 AM10:00

December Arts Education Policy Roundtable :: The Arts as Career Technical Education

  • Room 302, Veterans Building, San Francisco Arts Commission (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This month, we will be joined by Annie Yalon and Matthew Travisano. Yalon is Work Based Learning Systems Specialist for Career Technical Education at the San Francisco Unified School District. SFUSD is in need of more arts organization partners to help support work-based learning throughout the year, especially in media arts, the largest CTE pathway in the district.

Travisano is CTE Coordinator at Oakland School of the Arts where he is also Artistic Director and Chair of the School of Theatre.

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EVERY DAY, EVERY WAY: Arts-Focused Youth Programming in Afterschool Mini-Conference
Nov
8
9:00 AM09:00

EVERY DAY, EVERY WAY: Arts-Focused Youth Programming in Afterschool Mini-Conference

  • African American Arts & Culture Complex (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for the San Francisco Arts Commission’s fifth annual EVERY DAY, EVERY WAY: Arts-Focused Youth Programming in Afterschool Mini-Conference.

Edutainment for Equity presenter Candice Wicks-Davis leads a participatory workshop for youth and culture workers, administrators and teaching artists exploring the connections between art, equity and social justice in an afterschool setting.

The workshop includes time for creative exploration and strategizing about how to implement these activities with youth at your afterschool site.

Light breakfast and lunch provided.

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Phone Calling to Support Prop E: Arts for Everyone
Nov
5
5:00 PM17:00

Phone Calling to Support Prop E: Arts for Everyone

The Arts Education Alliance endorses Proposition E for the November 2018 election in San Francisco. Proposition E recommits hotel tax funds to support the arts.

Commit to joining us on Nov. 5 - election night eve - to make phone calls to encourage voters to say "yes" to Proposition E: Arts For Everyone. The measure needs approval from 2/3’s of voters to pass, which is a high bar, even for a proposition that has the overwhelming support of politicians in the city.

Help show that arts educators are a political force to be reckoned with! You don’t have to wait until November 5. Join this Facebook group and visit the Arts for A Better Bay Area website to find more ways to advocate for the arts. Click through to register.

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October Arts Education Policy Roundtable :: Election and Advocacy Edition
Oct
5
10:00 AM10:00

October Arts Education Policy Roundtable :: Election and Advocacy Edition

  • Room 302, Veterans Building, San Francisco Arts Commission (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Bi-monthly Arts Education Policy Roundtable: The purpose of this forum is to provide timely information for arts provider organizations and individuals about activities and policies of agencies that support arts education programming in the San Francisco Bay Area.

This month: Getting engaged to expand opportunities for the arts.

We have enlisted an all-star line-up of local arts education players to help frame important issues, opportunities, and strategies so we can plan together for effective action.

Click through to learn more and to register.

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Arts Education Brown Bag :: SF Opera and JRAP
Sep
26
12:00 PM12:00

Arts Education Brown Bag :: SF Opera and JRAP

  • Room 302, San Francisco Arts Commission in the Veteran's Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Arts Education Brown Bag series is a bi-monthly event where we bring lunch to the library* and learn from our arts education colleagues.

This month, Charles Chip McNeal and Timmy Yuen from the SF Opera will tell us about their work with the Jerry Rosenstein Arts Project (JRAP) in building a holistic approach to middle school performing arts instruction.

Click through to RSVP.

*not in the library this month

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Matchmaking Mixer for Artists and Communities in Partnership Grant
Sep
25
6:30 PM18:30

Matchmaking Mixer for Artists and Communities in Partnership Grant

  • Room 302, Veterans Building, San Francisco Arts Commission (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

After attending the Informational Workshop for the San Francisco Arts Commission Artists & Communities in Partnership grant, stick around for a match-making reception for non-profit organizations and artists to find a partner with whom to apply for the grant.

We’ll have some light refreshments and a room full of possibilities.

Click through to register.

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Exhibit at the 2018 Oakland Arts Education Resource Fair
Sep
21
4:00 PM16:00

Exhibit at the 2018 Oakland Arts Education Resource Fair

Reserve a table for your arts education program to connect with parents and educators from across the Bay Area.

Learn about the Oakland Unified School District's Arts Incentive Grants, which provides three years of funding for schools and their partners to design and implement innovative arts programs. 

Click through to register now by September 7.

Members of the Arts Education Alliance of the Bay Area are eligible for a discount on reservations. Become a member.

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Teaching Artist Open Call for Theatre Teaching Artists
Aug
24
9:30 AM09:30

Teaching Artist Open Call for Theatre Teaching Artists

Share skills with colleagues while auditioning to work for 17 bay area theatre education organizations.

We are seeking theatre artists of various levels of experience with students of all ages (K-Adult), and we particularly encourage bilingual teaching artists and teaching artists of color to apply.

Choose from 3 time slot options.

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The Inventing Our Future reception
Aug
8
4:00 PM16:00

The Inventing Our Future reception

The Arts Education Alliance of the Bay Area is inviting our members to join fellow educators in the Bay Area at a reception at the Inventing Our Future conference at the Chabot Space and Science Center in Oakland.

Have a glass of wine and meet your colleagues.

Register for the whole conference or just one day at http://www.inventingourfuture.org .

Click through here to RSVP for just the reception.

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End-of-Year Celebration
May
23
6:00 PM18:00

End-of-Year Celebration

As the school year closes, we will celebrate. RSVP and spread the word on Facebook.

Celebrate the end of the school year with the arts educators who work in bay area public schools.

Bay Area teaching artists and administrators: you deserve this.
Supporters of arts education: come and buy a teaching artist a drink.

Thank you to Virgil's Sea Room for donating a portion of cocktail sales to the Arts Education Alliance of the Bay Area to advance arts education for every child.

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Arts Education Brown Bag Lunch :: The Arts Education Master Plan
May
16
12:00 PM12:00

Arts Education Brown Bag Lunch :: The Arts Education Master Plan

  • San Francisco Public Library, Latino/Hispanic Community Room A (downstairs, near cafe) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Arts Education Brown Bag series is a bi-monthly event where we bring lunch to the library and learn from our arts education colleagues.

This session will be led by consultants from Third Plateau and Olive Grove, the strategy firms that SFUSD has engaged to manage the AEMP refresh process. Facilitators will include Paul Perry and Somoh Supharukchinda, two directors from Third Plateau. Paul is a former teacher, assistant principal, and nonprofit executive for various education organizations; Somoh has managed policy, programs, and partnerships for state and district education agencies and nonprofits.

Join us to represent your experiences working with this and other school districts. Click through to RSVP.

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Art as Collective Movement :: the 2018 Curriculum Slam
Apr
19
6:00 PM18:00

Art as Collective Movement :: the 2018 Curriculum Slam

Teaching art is itself a powerful art form. Join us to celebrate, and be inspired by, the most talented arts educators in the region.

 

The Arts Ed Alliance Curriculum Slam will showcase the way educators bring creativity, critical thinking, and innovation to their classrooms. Presenters will have 7 minutes to share their story. Each presentation will consist of 14 PowerPoint slides with only 30-seconds to speak about each slide.

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April Arts Education Policy Roundtable :: Strategic Planning Edition
Apr
6
10:00 AM10:00

April Arts Education Policy Roundtable :: Strategic Planning Edition

  • Room 302, Veterans Building, San Francisco Arts Commission (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Bi-monthly Arts Education Policy Roundtable: The purpose of this forum is to provide timely information for arts provider organizations and individuals about activities and policies of agencies that support arts education programming in the San Francisco Bay Area.

For this session, facilitated by Amy Kweskin of Artsightful, we will ask you, our stakeholders, to provide input for our strategic planning process. How should the Arts Ed Alliance approach the coming years?

Click through to register.

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Arts Education Brown Bag
Mar
21
12:00 PM12:00

Arts Education Brown Bag

  • San Francisco Public Library, Latino/Hispanic Community Room A (downstairs, near cafe) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Arts Education Brown Bag series is a bi-monthly event where we bring lunch to the library and learn from our arts education colleagues.

This month, we will feature Jill Dineen, Executive Director of Leap, Arts in Education. 

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Honor Your pARTner :: an Arts Education Partnership Showcase
Mar
8
4:00 PM16:00

Honor Your pARTner :: an Arts Education Partnership Showcase

Note: the date of this event has been changed so as not to conflict with the SFUSD Arts Education Master Plan steering committee meeting on February 15.

Arts education thrives through collaboration. 

At our arts education partnership showcase we will bring some of our most successful practitioners together to talk about their process.

Stay tuned for more details and a list of speakers. Click through to register.

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Strengthening the Arts Education Ecosystem
Feb
8
6:00 PM18:00

Strengthening the Arts Education Ecosystem

  • Oakstop, International Events Suite (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We’ve all daydreamed about a sustainable arts education ecosystem in the Bay Area and now is our time to make plans to create those dreams together!

Join teaching artists, program directors, and arts administrators who make up our landscape of arts education as we explore the question: What does a sustainable arts education ecosystem look like in the Bay Area?

Click through to register. We would especially like to see arts administrators and teaching artists coming together from organizations, with everyone being compensated for their time.

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Arts Education Policy Roundtable
Feb
2
10:00 AM10:00

Arts Education Policy Roundtable

  • San Francisco Arts Commission, Veteran's Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Bi-monthly Arts Education Policy Roundtable: The purpose of this forum is to provide timely information for arts provider organizations and individuals about activities and policies of agencies, including SFUSD and DCYF, that support arts education programming in the city of San Francisco.

For this edition, we will take a closer look at program evaluation. How do we assess the work we do?

Click through to register.

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Arts Education Brown Bag with the Boys & Girls Club of San Francisco
Jan
24
12:00 PM12:00

Arts Education Brown Bag with the Boys & Girls Club of San Francisco

  • San Francisco Public Library, Latino/Hispanic Community Room A (downstairs, near cafe) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Arts Education Brown Bag series is a bi-monthly event where we bring lunch to the library and learn from our arts education colleagues. 

No RSVP necessary. 

This month we will learn about the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco’s Citywide Creative Arts program. Patricia Zamora will tell us about this award-winning and nationally recognized art program that provides top quality art instruction while uniting youth, families and communities in a powerful way across San Francisco. 

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Becoming the Arts City We Say We Are
Dec
7
4:00 PM16:00

Becoming the Arts City We Say We Are

  • Rm 302, SFAC, War Memorial Veterans Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

How do we become the arts city we say we are? Does San Francisco and the Bay Area truly fit the vision of an “arts city” template?

Arts leaders seek to create education programs and partnerships that are sustainable and have impact on the community. To make this happen it’s important to have strong models and a healthy ecosystem that includes the organizations, partners, and teaching artists. In this workshop we will discuss the best practices as well as challenges (and solutions) of recruiting, retaining and developing teaching artists; teacher advocacy; and explore how we can collaborate and potentially share resources as organizations.  

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Arts Education Policy Roundtable - December 2017
Dec
1
10:00 AM10:00

Arts Education Policy Roundtable - December 2017

Read the recap blog post of this event here.

For this edition of the policy roundtable we will discuss and compare policies around how arts education organizations partner with school sites in different Bay Area districts. 

How can we foster more and better partnerships between schools and our programs? 

Featuring Ruth Grabowski and Stefanie Eldred of the San Francisco Unified School District Community Schools and Family Partnerships office along with Michelle Holdt, Executive Director of Arts Ed Matters and Coordinator, Visual and Performing Arts for San Mateo County Office of Education.

 

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Programming FOR the Future, WITH the Future
Nov
15
6:00 PM18:00

Programming FOR the Future, WITH the Future

A free public forum

In the culture of design, we have grown adept at talking about the future without integrating “future citizens” into the conversation. Specifically, this means creating policy and programming decisions that are for and about young people without consulting or including young people in the process.

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That Teaching Artist Life…Taking Action to Support Teaching Artist Sustainability
Oct
25
5:30 PM17:30

That Teaching Artist Life…Taking Action to Support Teaching Artist Sustainability

  • Junior Center for Art and Science (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join other teaching artists as we explore the question: What does a sustainable arts education ecosystem look like in the Bay Area?

Aimee Espiritu and Mika Lemoine will facilitate a dialogue among peers to surface the needs of those in the field and discuss how WE might meet these needs by working in coordination.

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