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October Arts Education Policy Roundtable :: Election and Advocacy Edition

  • Room 302, Veterans Building, San Francisco Arts Commission 401 Van Ness Avenue San Francisco, CA, 94102 United States (map)

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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.


  • Sofia Fojas: SFUSD Program Administrator, for Cultural Equity and Social Justice in the Arts

  • Catherine Burke:  Program Administrator Visual and Performing Arts, SFUSD

  • Donn Harris: Executive Director for Creativity and the Arts, SFUSD and           California Arts Council Past Chair, Current Member

  • Miko Lee: Executive Director of Youth in Arts in Marin County and a 2018 California Alliance for Arts Education Arts Now Hero.

  • Kevin Seaman: organizer for Proposition E: Arts for Everyone 


  • Importance and role of creating public will, and ideas around messaging, statewide efforts to address this include Create CA Convening coming up in October 2018:

  • SFUSD:  Ways to engage at School Sites and district level including addressing the arts as part of the balanced scorecard at each school, the district LCAP process and the Middle School Redesign

  • Marin County:  Arts Planning Processes – Lessons

  • Prop E - a SF ballot measure that aims to restore funding for arts and culture in SF through the Hotel Tax

Presentations will be followed by a facilitated conversation about how AEABA and its members can develop a strategy framework and action in the coming year.