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Arts Empower Assembly

The Arts Empower Assembly is a convening of arts education stakeholders who believe in a collective impact model and the vision of Arts Empower. The Assembly meets annually to influence the forward momentum of the Arts Empower initiative, reflecting on the current state of arts education in San Diego County and providing suggestions and feedback for the coming year.

Arts Empower Assembly 2016 Convening

Thursday, August 17, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

At the San Diego County Office of Education, 6401 Linda Vista Road, San Diego, CA 92111

Join the Arts Empower Steering Committee, School District Leaders, Teachers, Arts Organization Leaders, City Leaders and Philanthropists for the annual Arts Empower Assembly.

Attendees will:

• Review the progress of the Arts Empower county art education initiative over the past year

• Discuss the relationship among various arts education providers and stakeholders

• Hear and discuss future strategic directions of Arts Empower


Arts Assembly 2016-17 Goals


Goal: 1. Arts empower will provide professional development around the theoretical shift in standards.


Goal: 1. Improve communication and information

Goal: 2. Build a broader Arts Empower coalition that includes representation by all 42 school districts at Arts Empower events.

Goal: 3. Arts Empower will prepare teachers and administrators to participate in the process for developing the new CA VAPA standards.  


Goal: 1. Establish a timeline and steps for creating and implementing a district strategic arts education plan.

Goal: 2. Design an ongoing support system once a district strategic arts education plan is in place.


Goal: 1. Greater visibility among organizations belonging to the Arts Empower San Diego ecosystem and the community

Goal: 2. Create a team of Arts Empower representatives for each area of the County.