Annenberg Learner – In partnership with the Annenberg Foundation, the Annenberg Learner offers a resource bank of lesson plans which integrate the arts with science, mathematics, literacy and social studies. The website also includes videos and professional development material for K-12 educators.
Art21 – A large collection of resources from PBS which includes an online database of lesson plans and guides for educators teaching multimedia arts that are designed for use in a wide range of cultural and educational institutions including schools, museums, galleries, teacher-training programs and community-based programs.
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.
Arts Every Day – A website for educators, teaching artists and parents which provides information on how to integrate the arts school-wide. Arts Every Day includes examples of arts integration lesson plans, ideas for evaluating and documenting programs and lists of professional development opportunities for teaching artists.
Arts For Learning: Lesson Plans – A searchable database for teachers and teaching artists that features a large number of K-12 dance, theater, movement and visual arts lessons.
Education Closet – The Education Closet features lessons and strategies for integrating the visual arts, music, drama and dance into the core curriculum. The website also offers a free library of podcasts that cover such topics as arts integration and program evaluation.
The J. Paul Getty Museum – Resources for the Classroom – Offers a collection of free lesson plans including art lessons that integrate the language arts as well as English as a Second Language (ESL) enrichment curriculum into core curriculum.
National Art Education Association – The NAEA promotes art education through professional development, service, advancement of knowledge and leadership and hosts a website which offers free lesson plans as well other useful information for educators as well as information on grants, research and community-building through the arts.
youTHink – This website from the Zimmer Children’s Museum provides K-12 educators with pedagogy and lesson plans that teach civic and social responsibility through the arts. The website hosts a special projects section, an art gallery of student work and other educational resources for teachers.
Youth Radio – Youth Radio’s mission is to promote young people’s intellectual, creative and professional growth through training and access to media while producing high quality original media for local and national outlets. The organization offers a variety of programming for students ages 14-24.
SF Bay Area
Intersection for the Arts – A community development organization which connects community members, schools and artist educators through the arts. Intersection for the Arts provides arts resources and programs including artist internships for students and theater and musical performances for schools.
Children’s Creativity Museum at Yerba Buena Gardens (formerly Zeum: San Francisco’s Children’s Museum) – An interactive museum where children are free to explore and create. CCM offers workshops for children ages 3-12, a teen program for high school students and field trips for all age groups.
Exploratorium – The museum of science, art and human perception. The Exploratorium website features a collection of interactive lessons, activities and events.
River of Words at Saint Mary’s College of California – River of Words is a program of The Center for Environmental Literacy and is a part of the Kalmanovitz School of Education at Saint Mary’s College of California. The website provides tools for teaching environmental literacy and an understanding of the natural world around us through the literary and visual arts. River of Words hosts an annual Poetry and Art contest for students ages 5-19.
Z Space Studio – Through an education program called Youth Arts, Z Space Studio brings together the language arts and theater in order to increase students’ literacy skills and self-confidence. Z Space Studio programs include workshops, residencies and internships for students as well as professional development workshops for classroom teachers.
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.
FLOCKworks – A non-profit aimed at supporting the creative spirit of community by bringing art to schools, building partnerships and addressing local needs.

Program Spotlight

Get Arts in the Schools Program

The deadline to apply is November 1, 2023.

Artist in the Spotlight

Event Spotlight

Willits Art Party

at Recreation Grove,
on Sunday, October 1 from 11am to 5pm.