Promising Practices

The LA County Arts Education Collective tracks promising practices taking place across the region to help advance arts education for LA County students. If you know of an innovative approach for expanding arts instruction or building infrastructure for arts education that should be included, contact


Mountain View School District: Arts Education and Its Impact on a High Needs District

Monday, March 18, 2019

Mountain View is a district of significant needs. Despite this, it has made significant inroads in establishing a sustainable arts education infrastructure that can weather the vagaries of school budgets and shifting local priorities.

Janice Pober and Bi-Modal Funding

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

This idea of bi-modal funding – supporting arts education on a local level, in combination with contributing to the larger effort toward systems change – was the founding principle of the Arts for All Pooled Fund.

Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District: Planning and Replanning

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

For more than a decade we have worked and reworked strategies for implementing our [strategic] plan and have seen amazing growth in arts education across the district.

Geometry Meets Fashion: Centinela Valley Union High, Hawthorne, and Lawndale Elementary School Districts

The idea of a regional arts coordinator was creative, bold, practical and a reflection of the remarkable administrators, dedicated teachers, and caring parents whose vision it was to make the arts a core subject for all students. In the last nine months we have watched the arts not only enhance education, but also bring joy to all in the process.