Arts Now: Humboldt Summit

The Arcata Arts Institute has joined forces with the California Alliance for Arts Education to host the Arts Now Humboldt Summit on January 6, 2017. We’d like like to invite you to join us in this monumental event within our local arts community.

This summit is part of a statewide campaign to shine a bright light on districts and counties that are making strategic investments to improve the quality of students’ educations. It will bring together community partners, arts advocates, business leaders, teachers and parents, school board members and district staff, district and county superintendents, principals and VAPA coordinators from the counties of Del Norte, Glenn, Lake, Mendocino, Shasta, Siskiyou, Sonoma, Trinity, Tehama, and Humboldt and beyond.

The region-wide conference will offer strategies and resources for bringing creative education to rural school districts. School leaders, teachers and community partners in Northern Humboldt Union High School District will share how they have increased opportunities for creative learning through collaboration, partnerships within Humboldt’s creative economy. The Alliance will also present background on resources like the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), Title I and Arts Plans, as well as other unique regional and statewide funding and educational programs.

This summit will feature two sessions of panelists discussing the issues at hand and how to overcome these challenges, highlighting best practices.  There will also be performances by current AAI students, and a tour of what is happening with creative education at Arcata High School in the Arcata Arts Institute and the Innovation Design Institute classrooms.

WHEN:   Friday, January 6, 2017 from 8:30am to 2:30pm
WHAT:   One-Day Summit on Bringing Creative Education to Rural School Districts
WHERE:  Arcata High School, 1720 M St. Arcata, CA 95521
WHO:      Presented by California Alliance for Arts Education with hosts: Humboldt    County Office of Education, Northern Humboldt Union High School District, Arcata  Arts Institute & Innovation Design Institute, California County Superintendents Arts  Initiative
INFO: Please register at the link below. A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.

This event does cost $10.00 to attend, but a continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.

More information and a direct link to the event page can also be found at the California Alliance for Arts Education website :

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