Arts in Education

PlacerArts is experienced in the development of educational programs and services for students, in public schools grades K-12 and for special constituencies.

If you are a teacher, administrator or superintendent interested in improving your district and school visual and performing arts education program or employing the arts as recreation, enrichment or prevention tools – please email us to set up a consultation.


Poetry Out Loud
The California Arts Council has joined the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the Poetry Foundation to promote Poetry Out Loud, which allows students to take a classic poem and make it theirs by memorizing it and delivering it to others. Students will be judged on presence, inflection, accuracy and comprehension of the poem. Students in Placer County have participated since 2000. Class, regional, state and national champions will be chosen. For more information, click here.

Artists-in-Schools Directory
Online directory of qualified performing, visual and literary artists available for classroom visits and school assemblies in public, private and home-schools, grades Pre-kindergarten through twelve. Use of this program is ideal for Parent Teacher Clubs and Associations wishing to increase visiting professional artists.
Artists interested in applying to be in the qualified directory must complete the application

California Alliance for Arts Education
PlacerArts is a member-in-good-standing of the California Alliance for Arts Education (CAAE). CAAE works to build a brighter future for our state by making the arts a core part of every child’s quality education. PlacerArts shares that ambition and we recognize the current challenges confronting our state’s education system, with declining revenues forcing districts to choose between critically important services. It is a time when those who understand the importance of arts education must make their voices heard to ensure that every student has access to quality arts education as a core component of their education. Click here for more information and to learn how you too can be a Local Arts Advocate.


Art for Change
In cooperation with Placer County Office of Education, coordination and placement of professional visual, performing and literary artists especially qualified to facilitate enrichment, self-expression and learning through the arts in special constituent school sites. The art process requires effort, attention to detail, decision-making and imagination. Planning and production of original work can be a very positive means to increase self-worth, build teams and develop leadership. This is especially effective in student groups who have felt poorly of themselves or their circumstances. Through the project, students experience a variety of art disciplines including music, dance, drama, poetry, and varying visual arts.

An acronym for Choosing to Realize and Experience the Arts Through Experience! An after-school youth apprenticeship program in the creative professions for students in grades 9-12.

Kaleidoscope: Program for After-School Arts – professionally facilitated arts sessions available for students ages 7-17.

Local Arts Education Partnership: Arts Work
Partnerships with Western Placer Unified and Placer Union High School Districts demonstrate successful planning and implementation of district arts plans to increase teacher excellence and student learning in dance, drama, music, and visual arts for students Kindergarten through Grade Twelve. The multi-year partnerships, supported in part by grants from the California Arts Council and the California Department of Education, are model arts programs with strategies

stART Catalog of performing, visual and literary artists recommended for classroom visits and school assemblies in public, private and home-schools, grades K-12. Matching funds available to qualified schools. Get your students off to a good stART!