Committed to ARTS EDUCATION for all Amador kids!
Working together to bring art to every student
The Amador Alliance for Arts Education is part of the California Alliance for Arts Education. The California Alliance and our local network work together 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.
Our members have been as young as 5! EVERYONE IS WELCOME to be on this team.
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.
Alliance on-going work includes public presentations and one-on-one meetings with school administrators, teachers, and youth.
YOU can make a difference!
When Parents, Students & Citizens SPEAK PUBLICLY,
the School Board addresses needs.
YOU can make an impact in public school arts education for Amador County.
Looking for other ways to make a difference?
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved.
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?
Equality in Arts Learning
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 district’s 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.
Young artist and arts advocate, Aidan shares some of his visual art with AmadorArts.
Some of our history
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.