National
 
ArtsEdge – A rich website featuring national standards-based curriculum, lessons and activities which includes useful web links and an idea exchange for teachers of the visual and performing arts.
 
http://artsedge.kennedy-center.org/educators.aspx
 
Arts For Learning: Lesson Plans – A searchable database for teachers and teaching artists which features K-12 dance, theater, movement and visual arts lessons.
 
www.arts4learning.org/default.aspx
 
The Chicago Guide for Teaching and Learning in the Arts Online  – This resource, designed for classroom teachers, credentialed arts teachers and teaching artists, offers curriculum maps and best practices teaching strategies for music, the visual arts, dance, theater and the literary arts.
 
http://chicagoguide.cpsarts.org/
 
New York City Department of Education: Blueprints For Teaching and Learning in the Arts – Features curriculum blueprints for learning and teaching in the arts pre-K-12 in dance, music, theater and the visual arts. Blueprints for each discipline include unit plans, assessment tools and information on student development.
 
http://schools.nyc.gov/offices/teachlearn/arts/blueprint.html
 
Statewide
 
Alameda County Office of Education’s Alliance for Arts Learning Leadership and Art Is Education – Offers culturally responsive arts integrated curriculum units as well as arts education research and advocacy tools. Programming includes professional development for teachers, arts specialists and teaching artists.
 
www.artiseducation.org
 
ArtsEdCalifornia – This website provides multiple curriculum and assessment resources for teaching California Visual and Performing Arts Standards-based K-12 dance, music, theater and visual arts—a go-to site for the latest research and information on policy, laws and codes.
 
www.artsedcalifornia.com/about.html
 
The California Arts Project – The California Arts Project’s (TCAP’s) mission is to deepen teachers’ knowledge of dance, music, theatre and visual arts and to enhance instructional strategies for teaching these four disciplines to California’s students pre-kindergarten through post-secondary.
 
http://csmp.ucop.edu
 
California Department of Education’s Visual & Performing Arts Standards – A comprehensive listing of the standards and expectations for learning in the visual and performing arts K-12. A downloadable PDF of the California Department of Education’s VAPA Standards is available here at www.cde.ca.gov/be/st/ss/documents/vpastandards.pdf.
 
www.cde.ca.gov/ci/vp
 
The Music Center – A national leader in arts education, The Music Center’s website features a free Teachers Resources page that includes downloadable California Visual and Performing Arts standards-based curriculum for teaching music, dance and theater.
 
www.musiccenter.org
 
SF Bay Area
 
Destiny Arts Center – Offers skills training to youth ages 13-18 in the performing and martial arts. Programs are designed to increase tolerance and support youth in the development of non-violent artistic expression.
 
www.destinyarts.org
 
Leap–Arts in Education – A non-profit organization that provides arts education to public schools, Leap offers artist-in- residence programs in architecture, visual art, music, dance and creative movement and theater.
 
www.leap4kids.org
 
Luna Kids Dance – A nationally acclaimed dance education organization that seeks to provide access to dance to ALL children; a good source for information on advocacy and research.
 
www.lunadanceinstitute.org
 
Marsh Youth Theater – Provides students ages 2-21 with theater experiences that integrate drama, dance and music. Programs offered include skill-building classes, artists-in-the-schools, a teen touring troupe and summer theater intensives.
 
www.themarsh.org/myt.html
 
Performing Arts Workshop – A non-profit organization dedicated to helping youth develop critical thinking, creative expression and basic learning skills through the arts. The Performing Arts Workshop website contains resources for artists, educators and administrators.
 
www.performingartsworkshop.org
 
Mendocino County
 
Arts Council of Mendocino County – Founded in 2000, the Arts Council of Mendocino County supports many programs including but not limited to the Get Arts in the Schools Program (GASP) and the Mendocino County Arts Advocacy Coalition. The Arts Council’s website features an online Curriculum Resource Library and a directory of local artists and arts organizations.
 
www.ArtsMendocino.org
 
Flynn Creek Circus – A touring theater company which combines traditional circus arts with innovation to create inspiring community performances, Flynn Creek Circus offers adult and youth classes in trapeze, choreography and circus skills toward the goal of demonstrating disciplined artistic and athletic risk.
 
http://flynncreekcircus.com/
 
Mendocino Ballet – The Mendocino Ballet offers professional quality dance training in ballet, jazz and tap. Performance opportunities include the annual Nutcracker performance as well as original choreography and ballets of fairytales and stories.
 
www.mendocinoballet.org
 
SPACE—Near & Arnold’s School of Performing Arts & Cultural Education – SPACE develops and presents a diverse range of live performing arts performance alongside providing classes for children, youth and adults in singing, dancing and acting.
 
www.spaceperformingarts.org

Program Spotlight

 

Draw Til You Drop 2018

at Bartlett Hall, Ukiah, April 21st

 

 

Artist in the Spotlight

Event Spotlight

 

 

2nd Annual Almost Fringe Festival

throughout the county in April

 

 

 

 

 

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