Amador Alliance for Arts Education

Committed to ARTS EDUCATION for all Amador kids!

since 2012

With leadership from Student Arts Directors, citizens of all ages advocate for arts education.

Do YOU want to help achieve sustainable arts education throughout Amador County Schools? Go HERE.


ANNUAL ALLIANCE MEETING TAKES PLACE EACH OCTOBER
Save the date: October 29, 2020, 10am
You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
When: Oct 29, 2020 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEsd-yppz0iHd2zXRRG10lxNNvufc5n8wZt

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


Alliance on-going work includes: Public Presentations, One-on-one meetings, Print, Radio, and more!
Our members have been as young as 5! EVERYONE IS WELCOME to be on this team. Join HERE.

When Parents, Students & Citizens SPEAK PUBLICLY, the School Board address needs.

The proof is in the pudding: Families, parents, and students working together to advocate for Arts Education directly results in an increase in Arts Education. A school district cannot provide for an unvoiced need. So, SPEAK UP for Arts Education if you want all students in Amador to get the Arts education they need.

From 2017-2020, the work of the Amador Alliance for Arts Education resulted in $195,000 new funds directed toward Arts Education. This includes the hiring of a new music teacher and funds for art supplies K-12. Furthermore, this work resulted in the adoption of the Amador County Unified School District (ACUSD) “District Arts Plan” (August 2019) and the “Declaration for Equity in Arts Learning” (January 2018).

Do YOU want to help achieve sustainable arts education throughout Amador County Schools? Go HERE.

YOU can make an impact in public school arts education for Amador County.

Young artist and arts advocate, Aidan shares some of his visual art with AmadorArts.


In October 2019, Amador Alliance for Arts Education hosted an Arts Planning collaborative breakfast for over 50 attendees. Local Students, Parents, Leaders, Businesses, County Supervisors, and the office of Borgeas & Bigelow were in attendance for the presentation which included a performance from the ACUSD Jazz Band (under direction of Hank King), 2019 Poetry Out Loud Champion Noah Bunting, Amador High Drama Club Vice President Dani Brodie, and Dr. Slavensky, ACUSD Superintendent. The event was facilitated by Robin Hampton from the California Alliance for Arts Education. Following the State of Local Arts Education address from local student leader, Maggie Johnston Swift, attendees broke out into groups to discuss ideas on how Art Education can achieve funding so that students get the arts education that is required by the state and national curriculum.

In August 2019, Amador Alliance for Arts Education facilitated the adoption of a District Arts Plan by the Amador County Unified School District Board of Trustees by working closely with the District Arts Planning Committee and District administrators Donna Custodio and Sean Snider.

Do YOU want to help achieve sustainable arts education throughout Amador County Schools? Go HERE.


In 2018, the Amador Alliance for Arts Education helped the Amador County Unified School District to adopt the “Declaration for Equity in Arts Learning” (createca.org). This document confirms the districts commitment to equitable arts education for all students at all grade levels. These efforts were directed by student alliance members Deja Douglas, Emily-Ann Hopkins, and Lulu McBroom Briggs. The Amador Alliance works to secure sustainable funding for arts education especially state funds in the LCAP system (Local Control Accountability Plan), which must be allocated based on community needs and input. Citizen input is essential to establishing secure funding for arts education.

Helping all students get access to all kinds of arts and arts education!

Do YOU want to help achieve sustainable arts education throughout Amador County Schools? Go HERE.


California Alliance for Arts Education works together to support and facilitate the development of policy that directs funding towards equitable Arts Education for ALL California students.


The Amador Alliance for Arts Education is part of the California Alliance for Arts Education.  The California Alliance and our local network works to develop broad support for arts education as an essential part of a comprehensive education for every child.  The group seeks to increase diverse support for arts education among local and statewide decision-makers including school board members, school administrators, parents, teachers, and elected officials.  The Amador Alliance for Arts Education is also here to support our teachers in bringing the arts into their classroom. If you are interested in bringing the arts into your classroom, please contact us and we will do whatever we can to support you. Connect with us on Facebook or get more information about the California Alliance for Arts Education at artsed.411.org.CAAE logo

“Arts Now Ambassador” Meghan Joy O’Keefe has been Lead of the Amador Alliance for Arts Education since 2017.

Do YOU want to help achieve sustainable arts education throughout Amador County Schools? Go HERE.