ArtsEd Seeks New Board Members

ArtsEd Washington is a nonprofit organization that helps public schools support arts education. Founded in 1982 as the Washington Alliance for Arts Education, we have a proud history of communicating the benefits of arts education, increasing educators’ capacity to incorporate arts education into the school day, and helping community members express their support for arts

2 Minute Art Activism

  So, you want to change the world. You want to have your school board candidates listen up and support the arts. You want to take action! But you’ve never done it before....and you only have two minutes. Just follow these easy steps and you will be on your way. Find your candidate’s email address.

Seattle Friendraiser for ArtsEd Washington

Dance, Media Arts, Music, Theatre or Visual Arts all deserve a place in every school—ArtsEd Washington strives to make that a reality. Come support that mission on October 19th from 6-9PM at Union Coffee on 2407 E Union St, Suite B, Seattle   Welcome our new Executive Director, Danielle! Meet with other arts advocates in

School Board Candidates Survey on the Arts is Live!

School Boards hold the key to arts education Candidates- Take the Survey Voters- Find Your Candidate With hundreds of Washington school board positions up for election this fall, voters have a critical opportunity to select leaders who are committed to providing the high quality, sequential arts learning that every student deserves to develop vital 21st-century

Public Comments Sought for State Education Plan

OSPI has released the Revised ESSA Consolidated Plan (and a summary document), which is the report our state is required to make to the U.S. Department of Education to define Washington State’s approach to the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The plan has a strong focus on accountability goals and metrics, and how OSPI will

Changes at ArtsEd Washington

Change is hard at first, messy in the middle and gorgeous at the end. –Robin Sharma Since 1983, ArtsEd Washington has been a relentless advocate for arts learning and helped schools develop, implement, and sustain great arts education. We believe that art in all of its manifestations helps elevate us and bring us to new

State Superintendent Signs New Arts Learning Standards

Compose a song using Dorian mode. Create an advertising campaign for a product for sale. Draw a scene from a movie that show a character’s actions or emotions. All are suggested activities for students to demonstrate their understanding of the state’s new arts standards. On Wednesday, March 22, 2017 the standards were formally adopted by

Help Shape Washington State’s New Education Plan!

If you support maintaining and strengthening arts education in Washington State’s K-12 schools, your voice is needed now! The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) replaced No Child Left Behind (NCLB) in December 2015. It’s the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Washington State’s ESSA Consolidated Plan Draft is the document that outlines how Washington intends to

Meet Programs Director Carrie Stroud

ArtsEd Washington would like to welcome Programs Director Carrie Stroud to our team. Carrie previously worked at Spokane Public Schools as a high school art specialist since 2008. After earning a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction and studying educational leadership, Carrie was hired as the Arts Department Lead at Shadle Park High School and established  a district-wide arts advocacy committee devoted to informing the public about the benefits of the arts,

ArtsEd WA Welcomes New Program Manager

Laurie Utterback has joined the team at ArtsEd Washington as the new Program Manager. She’s no stranger to the organization, having served as the project manager guiding the adaptation of ArtsEd Washington Principals Arts Leadership training program for K-12 district-wide use in Seattle Public Schools in support of The Creative Advantage, a partnership between Seattle’s