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Arts Empower Mega Conference - Tuesday Oct. 10; Marina Village Conference Center

The 2023 Arts Empower San Diego Mega Conference will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 10 at the Marina Village Conference Center. Join us to celebrate, honor, and expand our work as arts educators and leaders. Together, we can learn and grow with breakout sessions covering each arts education discipline, equity, student voice, and advocating for arts in education. Discover new ways to maximize your arts funding to co-create belongingness and increase access to arts education.  View draft of sessions. Space is limited, so register today.

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About Arts Empower

Arts Empower is a collective impact initiative working to improve and support arts education in San Diego County by:

  • Building leadership
  • Promoting advocacy
  • Encouraging and assisting districts in strategic planning and implementation
  • Fostering meaningful partnerships
  • Connecting professional learning providers with districts, teachers, and teaching artists
  • Measuring access to equitable arts education

A well-rounded education includes the arts, which empower students to become the best versions of themselves. A high-quality arts education prepares students to be global citizens who are ready for the future, including college and career.

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

Every student in San Diego County is engaged in personally relevant, equitable, standards-based arts education.

Our Mission

The mission of Arts Empower San Diego is to ensure high-quality arts education for every student, 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 educational entities and interested parties
  • Connecting professional learning providers with districts, teachers, and teaching artists
  • Measuring access to equitable arts education

Connect with Arts Empower on Twitter by using the tag @ArtsEmpowerSD with your success stories and use the hashtags #ArtsEmpowerSD and #theartsmatter

Please share how the arts have positively impacted your life or empowered you. Send your responses using this form or mention @ArtsEmpowerSD and #ArtsEmpowerSD on Twitter.

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Pauline Crooks

Coordinator, Instr & Curr Cont
Linda Vista Campus