OUR MISSION

Our mission is to ensure ALL students can reach their full potential by advancing an education model that prioritizes creativity and the arts. Arts education is a student right!
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WE BELIEVESchools should be creative incubators that kids can't wait to get to every day!

Our goal is to raise awareness and fuel public dialogue. We amplify the incredible work of our partners and hope to add more wind to their sails. We believe that with public pressure and increased passion we can make sure every student has access to a quality arts education.
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We need creative problem solvers to build a better world
Finding solutions to the problems humanity faces today will require creative, critical thinking skills. Today's societal gridlock is due, in part, to a lack of imagination and creativity. This non-creative behavior is not natural, it's learned. We're all born creative geniuses but because we don't nurture that aspect of our brains, we see creative behavior decline rapidly as children start elementary school. We believe providing a quality arts education to ALL students (not just the privileged few) will benefit society as a whole. *For more info see George Lands Creativity Study
Creative skills lead to better employment outcomes
Creativity is the key to the job market of the future. Robots cannot replace creative jobs. California students are not being prepared to enter the 2.6 million creative industry-related jobs. In California, the creative industries support $227.8 billion in labor income and $604.9 billion in annual output. At the rate we're going, Ohio and Wisconsin students have a better chance at getting those jobs!
The arts heal
So many of us are suffering from some level of trauma whether from poverty, racism, systemic oppression, PTSD, exposure to violence, chronic stress, seemingly benign neglect, etc. Telling and re-telling our stories, expressing ourselves through the arts, being a witness to other people's pain through their art and allowing ourselves to be seen through our art are powerful ways to relieve our suffering. Our world is in need of healing right now. Providing arts in schools is one way we can support the healing of a population reeling from many forms of trauma.

OUR PARTNERS

THE MORE WE ARE A CHOIR, THE MORE THE TUNE IS FORCED TO CHANGE. Creativity is not optional, it's essential. It's time for us to join together and demand that every student gets the quality arts education they deserve. Our partners are leading the way and have proven strategies you can use to transform your own district. Success is possible, we just need YOU to help us push past the tipping point.
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OUR FUNDERS

special thanks to our incredible funders who have made all of this possible
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