The Arts Ed Collective identifies and shares effective tools and practices with the field-at-large. Check this page for the latest resources.


California PTA: New Guide for Parents & Advocates

Friday, June 15, 2018

California State PTA in partnership with Create CA is pleased to launch the Parents’ Guide to the Visual and Performing Arts in California Public Schools. This guide provides an overview of what your child will learn in the arts disciplines of dance, music, theatre and the visual arts by the end of each grade level.


Arts Education Innovation Lab Resources

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

As the Innovation Lab continues to expand its work, resources as well as updated drafts will be added to this page. Documents labeled as drafts, such as the Theory of Change, are archival.


The Declaration of Student Rights

Declaration of the Rights of All Students to Equity in Arts Learning

Friday, January 5, 2018

A declaration which outlines each student’s right to have access to high-quality public arts education, regardless of their background, culture, language or geographic location.


The Insider's Guide to Arts Education Planning

Thursday, December 1, 2016

The Insider’s Guide to Arts Education Planning provides a hands-on, how-to planning process for schools, districts, and counties, which enables them to assess, envision, and implement quality, equitable, visual and performing arts programs for their students.


Arts Community Handbook

Designing an Arts Learning Community

Synthesizing extensive research of arts education practice across the United States, this handbook is a guide to designing arts education professional development for K-12 classroom teachers and provides a searchable database of 50 arts learning communities.


Teaching Artists Guild

Teaching Artist Guild

Teaching Artists Guild(TAG) is dedicated to collecting shared knowledge and resources, to establish Teaching Artists as equally valued peers with partners in education, community and social services.



Creativity at the Core

Creativity at the Core, Module 11 – Assessing Arts Integration in the Era of Common Core (Grades K-6)

Here you will find professional learning modules focused on many key topics that support arts learning and Common Core Standards.



Arts education Data Project

California Arts Education Data Project

The Arts Ed Data Project is designed to increase participation in arts education across the state by analyzing and reporting school-level data on arts education courses and grades 6 through 12 enrollment. It provides important information to education leaders, teachers and parents about levels of access to and enrollment in arts courses in schools.


Title 1 Arts

Title 1 Arts provides resources for school leaders who wish to embrace arts programming among their strategies for achieving Title I goals.