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Visual and Performing Arts

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The San Diego County Office of Education Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) team supports school districts in designing and implementing comprehensive, standards-based arts education programs for students in preschool through high school. Programs feature dance, media arts, music, theatre, and the visual arts.

Arts Empower Mega Conference 2019

Save the Date: 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.

If you've never been, it's 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 all in a park rich in the arts. 

Past attendees will tell you 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.  

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