About Art IS Education Month

Art IS Education Month was founded in 2000 by the Alameda County Office of Education in partnership with the Alameda County Arts Commission. Their hope was to showcase the power of arts learning in Alameda County schools and community sites in March during National Arts Education Month. This year's theme "Creative Voices"  is shaped and informed by the Alliance Listening Campaign where students, teachers, parents, arts organizations and business people are engaging in rich conversations about the power of the arts.

Art IS Education is a regional initiative promoting youth arts learning across all disciplines presented by the Alameda County Office of Education in partnership with the Alameda County Arts Commission.

Each March during National Arts Education Month, schools and communities present student learning through the arts and workshops for youth and families at schools, libraries and community sites. The events are opportunities to experience the power of the arts in learning, and build understanding of the importance for every child, in every school, every day.

Partners include the Alameda County Library, Alameda County Sustainability Program, and Alameda County Health Care Services Agency, and the 18 school districts in Alameda County.

Art IS Education is an annual, month-long showcase demonstrating the power of youth learning in and through the arts. Each March, during National Arts Education Month, schools, school districts and community arts organizations participate in Art IS Education, where students have opportunities to share the process through which they have learned new skills, solved problems, take risks, and persisted through obstacles, in order to express their ideas through art. Participate year-long by looking through the events on our calendar!