Celebrating Arts Education with Equity and Vision at the Getty Center

Fri May 03 12:21:00 PDT 2024

Exploring the Impact of Prop 28 Funding: Educators and Advocates Gather at the Getty to Celebrate Arts Education with Equity and Vision.

Our recent "Celebrating Arts Education Funding with Equity and Vision" event at the Getty brought together educators, administrators, district leaders and arts education advocates to explore the impact of Prop 28 funding on arts education. In partnership with our Center for Distance and Online Learning (CDOL) unit and the Greater Los Angeles Education Foundation (GLAEF), the event aimed to shed a deeper understanding of Prop 28 funding and how it can look like at school sites.

The day kicked off with Los Angeles County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Debra Duardo welcoming everyone and reiterating why it is valuable to ensure arts education is available and equitable to all students. Guests then had the opportunity to learn from Inglewood Unified, Claremont Unified and Lynwood Unified, which have successfully implemented arts programs and developed equitable plans. They discussed how they explore funding opportunities, leverage community partnerships and shared strategies for growing arts education on their campuses. There was also a panel discussion on efforts to support a regional teacher pipeline in arts education.

The attendees, who came from Los Angeles, San Diego, Riverside, Ventura counties and beyond, also enjoyed a beautiful performance from our Los Angeles County High School of the Arts (LACHSA) dance team and heard from Mr. Austin Beutner, the author of Prop 28, who shared insights into the bill's importance and the excitement surrounding it. The event was presented by LACOE, Create CA,  and the LA Arts Ed Collective and was funded through a grant from the California Community Foundation.

The day was an important reminder that arts education is a student right!

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Arts education is a student right, courtesy of Create CA