Welcome to the Capistrano Alliance for Arts Education. Our coalition of parents, school officials, arts organizations, community and business leaders are working to keep the arts in our local schools. Join us!

January 31, 2013


Sir Ken Robinson: Fostering Creativity in Education is Not an Option

Esteemed education advocate Sir Ken Robinson explains in this short three minute video on why creativity is crucial in education, and why it will require a transformation in the way schools work.

November 2, 2012


The California Alliance for Arts Education invited candidates to respond to four questions about policy and funding for arts education.

September 22, 2012

Newly published research suggests low-income kids are more likely to develop these all-important abilities if they attend a unique preschool program that integrates education and the arts.

May 15, 2012


This letter was sent in the latest copy of the Arts Ed Mail. It proviides more information from Sarah Murr, who presented to our group doing the CUC PTSA parent education event in April.


April 30, 2012


Article by Courtney Fielder, Capistrano Alliance Coordinator

The Capistrano Council of PTSA sponsored a parent education event on Tuesday, April 17th, at the Capistrano Unified School District office. The event hosted guest speakers Pat Wayne from Arts Orange County, Sarah Murr from Boeing and Jim Thomas from the Orange County Department of Education.

January 2, 2012

In its latest report on workforce indicators, the Orange County Work Force Investment Board sites a focus in education on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, ARTS, Math) as being "a critical competitive advantage" for future workforce development. It also documents "the market impact of businesses and individuals involved in producing cultural, artistic, and design goods and services" in a