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​​​​​​​​Visual and Performing Arts Professional Learning​ Opportunities​

VAPA Leader Professional Learning Community

The VAPA Leader Professional Learning Community (PLC) provides an opportunity for participants to share and discuss the "problems of practice" of district leaders in arts education, research and discover solutions, and have professional conversations focused on making systemic changes. The PLC aims to support school district leaders responsible for implementing the Strategic Arts Education Plan designed in partnership with Arts Empower San Diego, The California Arts Project, and the San Diego County Office of Education. It's free to attend, but please register ahead of the event.

  • April 12
  • May 10

Kickstart the Arts in (Y)Our Schools

Come together May 10 with school and district administrators, teacher leaders, parents, and community arts organizations providing arts education programs to expand arts education for our students. The 2019 Kickstart the Arts event includes structured networking with colleagues and discussions on creating the best possible arts learning environments in San Diego County schools. Register your team to attend today. 

Save the Date: Arts Empower Mega Conference

Arts Empower Mega Conference

The 2019 Arts Empower San Diego Mega Conference will be Oct. 17 at Balboa Park. 

Submit your session proposals for the conference now until June 1.

The Arts Empower Mega Conference is a one-of-a-kind forum that unites teachers of all arts disciplines, elementary multiple-subject teachers, teaching artists, school administrators, and arts organization members in a park rich in the arts. 

Past attendees say it's a can’t-miss day of professional learning and conversations focused on arts education developed in partnership with the county’s arts education organizations and Balboa Park arts and culture institutions.  

 ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Sign up here​ to be notified about new professional development by email​.​

Pauline Crooks

VAPA Coordinator


Kathy Bowman

Administrative Assistant I