Arts Education Resources

For opportunities to present visiting artists in schools, the Children's Creative Project, managed by the Santa Barbara County Office of Education, provides wonderful resources and connections. View their online course catalog and more information.

Historically and currently, Santa Barbara County hosts incredible arts education organizations, including the Visual Arts & Design Academy and Multimedia Arts & Design Academy, Music Academy of the West, and the Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts. We are proud to support the Santa Barbara County Alliance for Arts Education.

The Santa Barbara Public Library provides free, frequent arts and culture activities year-round and countywide.

The following are links to Southern California arts education associations, foundations, and other arts resources of interest to educators.

American Choral Directors Associationwww.acdaonline.org 
Arts Edgeartsedge.kennedy-center.org
Arts Resource Centerwww.teachingarts.org
California Alliance for Arts Educationwww.artsed411.org
California Art Education Associationwww.caea-arteducation.org
California Arts Councilwww.cac.ca.gov
California Arts Projectcsmp.ucop.edu/tcap
California Association For Music Education www.calmusiced.com
California Dance Educators Associationwww.cdeadans.org
California Department of Educationwww.cde.ca.gov
California Education Theatre Organizationswww.cetaweb.org
CA State PTA's SMARTS programwww.capta.org/sections/programs-smarts/index.cfm
Getty Foundationwww.getty.edu/artsednet
New Music Education Resourcewww.musicfriends.org
Orcutt Children’s Arts Foundation- www.orcuttarts.com
Santa Barbara Education Foundationwww.sbefoundation.org
Southern California Vocal Associationwww.scvachoral.org
Southern California School Band and Orchestra Associationwww.scsboa.org
The California County Superintendents Educational Services Association Arts Initiativewww.ccsesaarts.org

We are also proud of the work by the Santa Barbara Bowl Foundation.