Art is Messy (and so are Website Redesigns)

ArtsEd Washington has been around since 1983. We’ve had many looks, a couple of names, and changed to reflect the state we serve. Over the next few months, we will be updating many things, the first of which will be the website. Sometimes, the process is meticulous as figure drawing at an atelier. Sometimes, it

School Board Survey Results 2017

Board Candidate Surveys are ready! Just look for your district and any candidates who completed the survey are hyperlinked. No link in your district? That means your candidates didn't respond and it is a GREAT opportunity for you to check out the smARTS arts education guide. Begin the conversation with your school board about the supporting The Arts, a

Friendraiser October 19th

We’re throwing ourselves a party! Join us on Oct 19 between 6-9PM at Union Coffee in Seattle. This casual, drop-in event is your opportunity to mingle with other arts education advocates in the Seattle area, meet Danielle, our new ED, and bid on some spectacular elementary student art. We'll also be selling raffle tickets. Are

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

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

Turnaround Arts Initiative Shares Key Findings

The President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities has released the results of an independent study that shows gains in student achievement in schools participating in its Turnaround Arts Initiative, a project that strategically implements high-quality arts education programming in underperforming schools across the country. This report provides a description and analysis of the