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The Initiative

A well-rounded education includes the arts.  Arts education empowers students to become the best versions of themselves.

We know arts education prepares students for today's world.  It creates future-ready, global citizens and college and career-ready adults.

We know that a quality arts education promotes:

  • Artistic literacy
  • Growth mindset
  • Civic engagement
  • Social-emotional well-being
  • Creative and critical thinking

Therefore, arts education must be:

  • Equitable and inclusive
  • Culturally responsive and expansive
  • Innovative and forward thinking

Our Vision

As part of an equitable and well-rounded education, all students in San Diego County are routinely engaged in personally relevant, standards-based arts education.

Our Mission

The mission of Arts Empower San Diego is to ensure high quality arts education for all students, supported through the collective impact of a motivated community of arts advocates. 

We do this by:

  • Building leadership in and through arts education
  • Promoting advocacy to strengthen arts education
  • Encouraging and assisting districts in all phases of the arts education strategic planning process
  • Fostering meaningful partnerships between districts and community arts stakeholders
  • Facilitating professional learning
  • Supporting the measurement of access to equitable arts education