Since 1963, Arts Education Connection San Diego has delivered a rich variety of arts education programs to San Diego students and communities through performances, workshops, residencies and professional learning opportunities, connecting young people to their cultural roots and creative wings. During the 2020-21 school year we served approximately 23,000 students and their families in schools and community venues such as libraries, Boys and Girls Clubs, and military housing.
Students benefit from our programs in many ways! They not only learn the concepts, techniques, vocabulary of an art form, but also gain confidence, leadership skills and the ability to use the arts to express who they are!
Our programs are…
Multi-genre: Choose from dance, music, theater, visual arts, and literary arts. STEAM programs are also offered.
Standards-based: We develop our programs in alignment with California Visual and Performing Arts Standards, National Core Arts Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and Common Core Standards.
Collaborative: We work with classroom teachers and other school personnel towards the goals of enhancing student learning, improving test scores, and increasing parent engagement.
We believe in the value of arts education for all students, and serve as advocates in local, regional and national efforts that protect and advance arts education in our community.