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, taken risks, and persisted through obstacles, in order to express their ideas through art.


The Art IS Education 2016 theme Creating Solutions! is an invitation for:

  • Your students to tell their story about the role creativity plays in their lives to connect, inspire and make positive change in their community.

  • You to share your story about how arts learning has inspired your classroom community and impacted your broader community.

  • Everyone to experience the voice, vision and possibility of our youth through arts learning.

Consider using the theme as a starting point to help inspire student visions of how the arts help us explore and express our role in our community. The theme is deliberately broad so that everyone across the county can choose to explore it in their own creative way to encourage youth empowerment through art.

Join us for Art IS Education 2016!

Check out the video about Glenview Elementary in Oakland, CA for an example of how the arts can inspire the creativity of a school community while addressing student needs!