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The Tulare County Arts Education Strategic Plan

What is the Tulare County Arts Education Strategic Plan?

In July 2017, the Tulare County Office of Education was awarded a two-year $60,000 grant from the
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, to create a county-wide arts education strategic plan. We are proud to be partnering with state arts advocacy organization, the California Alliance for Arts Education, on this important project. The completed strategic plan will be a roadmap detailing the expansion of arts and cultural programs throughout Tulare County. The plan will include programmatic recommendations in three key sectors – education; health and human services; and the creative economy.

Who Will Create the Plan?
A volunteer stakeholder team of school administrators, arts educators, business and civic leaders, and local arts organizations will draft the plan. Through a series of needs assessments and community surveys, the group will identify the current state of the arts in the county. They will determine major barriers and define key areas for arts-related growth within local schools and communities. The team will also develop goals and outcomes for planning, implementing, and sustaining arts programs across the county. Outcomes will include recommendations for creating systemic change and development of measurable metrics for determining project efficacy. The plan will identify key partners and funding sources to assist with implementation of project goals through long-term sustainability. The completed strategic arts education plan will define a clear multi-year path to ensuring equitable access to the arts for all students and communities in Tulare County.

How Can I Help?
If you would like to be involved in the strategic planning process, please email Kate Stover at to learn more.

Stay tuned for more information in the coming weeks!
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