Local Advocacy Webinar Series

Upcoming Webinars:

May 5th: Creating for Resilience: Indigenous Students in Education

Join the California Alliance for Arts Education for an interactive webinar that will (re)contextualize the lived experience of many Indigenous students in the North-West Region of California public schools today. This virtual event will center the voices of Hupa, Karuk and Yurok Indigenous artists and educators working to understand and meet the needs of students by employing culturally sensitive, trauma-informed and arts-based practices. Participants will engage in personal reflection and group discussion designed to advance their skills as an ally to and advocate for Indigenous students. We invite you to engage in the conversation in an artistic way so please come prepared with materials that support you in processing new ideas.


Recordings and Graphic Facilitation Images:

Sept. 14th: Arts Providers and Teaching Artists in a New Paradigm

How have arts providers and teaching artists adapted to the distance learning environment? What opportunities have emerged for arts integration and social emotional learning in the arts? How might we address the challenges that persist for students and teaching artists alike? Leaders from P.S.ARTS, Teaching Artists Guild and Luna Dance Institute share promising practices and stories of success from the field. View the recording here.


Sept. 30th: Student Role and Participation in Advocacy

Led by ACLU's Arts Justice Fellow, GenUP, and poet and activist from RYSE, this webinar will provide attendees tools and strategies to involve and collaborate with students. View the recording here.


Oct. 14th: Importance of Local Advocacy in School Board Races

2020 is a crucial election year. Learn how you can effect change on the local level by engaging your school board candidates. View the recording here.


Oct 22nd: Rural Arts Education Strategies

Rural communities face specific challenges when working to deliver arts education to students. Learn from several experts who have created tailored approaches for rural communities. Presented in partnership with CCSESA Arts Initiative. View the recording here


Nov. 19th: Student Voices Campaign Launch Event

The Student Voices Campaign launches the 2021 campaign with a new prompt and new media pathways. View the recording here. Please note this recording starts after our first breakout group in the session.


Feb. 5th: Finding Your Own Yellow Brick Road in Challenging Times - A National Dialogue

Gain greater understanding of the rural context by engaging in a national conversation and learn a strategic mapping process from Americans for the Arts. View the recording here.

Find the Emerald City Mapping Tool here.


Join the California Alliance for Arts Education, P.S. ARTS and CA PTA for a webinar about the intersections of special education, the arts and distance learning. This program will present findings from a two-year study examining the relationship between social emotional learning and participation in inclusive arts programs among students with disabilities and without disabilities and include the perspectives of a school administrator, teaching artist, classroom teacher and parent. View the recording here.


Join us for a briefing on AB 5 and its implications for the arts field. Arlene Yang, Principal Attorney at Meyers Nave law firm, will provide an overview of this statute and how it affects hiring independent contractors, including teaching artists, guest presenters, and other arts providers. View the recording here.

The Center for Cultural Innovation, with support from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, commissioned a new report to help arts advocates, labor advocates, and policy makers create more inclusive systems that expand protections and benefits for all types of workers. Arts Workers in California is authored by the Urban Institute. The report outlines the working arrangements of California’s arts workers and sheds new light on the challenges and issues they face, particularly when working as independent contractors. Read the report here: Arts Workers in California: Creating a More Inclusive Social Contract to Meet Arts Workers’ and Other Independent Contractors’ Needs