We now have an official mission statement and vision statement!

Our mission is to advocate for arts education for all students in every school community in Santa Cruz County.

We envision a core curriculum that provides sequential, standards-aligned arts education for every student.


We believe:

  • The Arts ensure that our students will be prepared for the 21st century work force.
  • The Arts develop those qualities intrinsic to the common core state standards: creativity, critical thinking, communication, and collaboration.
  • The Arts awaken the full potential of every student.
  • The Arts break down barriers.
  • The Arts provide valuable learning opportunities to express Santa Cruz County’s diverse cultural heritages.