Visual and Performing Arts

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Arts as

Joy

Arts as

therapy

Arts as

HUMANITY

Arts as

redemption

#Arts

Equals

Advancement

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FOUR TO
KNOW

Elementary curriculum designed
to introduce students to four
of today’s most intriguing
and engaging artists

EQUITY

Art Study

Arts lessons focused on equity, social and emotional learning,
and the California Arts Standards.

Arts and Equity are intertwined
                because art is in all of us.

PRE-K - 5th Grade

Arts Lessons

PLAN BANK

Arts Lesson Plans in

ART

MUSIC

THEATER

DANCE

MEDIA ARTS

Artslift Conference 2020Enhancing student achievement through the arts

Wednesday | March 31, 2021

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
UCR ARTS
3824 Main Street | Riverside, CA 92501

the Arts

The Our Town Cultural Arts Program
brings the cultural arts into
elementary school classrooms in the
Murrieta Valley Unified School District

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The Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) unit strives to promote and expand the arts in Riverside County. Led by artist, poet, activist, speaker and arts educator Louisa Higgins, the unit will prioritize the following services to districts.

  • Developing a County Strategic Arts Plan and assisting districts with their own plans.
  • Hosting quarterly professional development (PLCs) for district arts leads.
  • Leading webinars and training in the arts for elementary and secondary teachers.
  • Initiating artist in residencies in Alternative Education settings.
  • Establishing arts partnerships with arts organizations that benefit County students.
  • Creating County wide student events for all arts disciplines, such as Honor Band.
  • Providing distance learning content in the arts via a variety of platforms.
  • Informing the community about arts in the County with a bimonthly newsletter.
  • Producing an annual, County wide arts integration conference for teachers.
  • Supporting parent education in the arts, in partnership with County resources.

The California Department of Education has created an Arts Education Guidance document. This document is for the arts disciplines in schools as we re-open with distance learning for the 20-21 school year. Download the Arts Education Guidance document here!

CreateCA produced this 2-minute video highlighting the importance of arts education in a short, engaging way. It is also timed to fit within public comment allotted time at school board meetings. Please view it below!