Arts Now Bay Area Summit

Join California State PTA at the Arts Now Bay Area Summit FOR FREE to recognize and share the individual and collective work in support of arts education in the Bay Area! Hear success stories and learn how the arts can serve as a powerful tool for equity in our schools. Attendees will engage in meaningful discussions and workshops, as well as gain access to local and statewide strategies and resources for including the arts in LCFF/LCAPs, Title I, district strategic arts plans, and student advocacy.

The theme of the Summit is “Action for Arts Equity” and will feature strides being made to increase access to arts education in the region, including in the Bay Area and surrounding counties.

We’re thrilled to announce a student-led lunchtime forum with the 2018 candidates for Superintendent of Public Instruction (SPI), Tony Thurmond, Assemblymember from the 15th Assembly District, and Marshall Tuck, former CEO of Partnership for Los Angeles Schools, at the event. This forum will focus on addressing students’ questions regarding arts education policy, equity, access, and other relevant topics.


  • Saturday, April 7, 2018
  • 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • FREE to attend
  • Oakland Museum of California, 1000 Oak Street, Oakland, CA 94607
  • Register Today!

The Arts Now Bay Area Summit is presented by the California Alliance for Arts Education, Alameda County Office of Education, California County Superintendents Educational Services Association, San Francisco Unified School District, Oakland Museum of California, and California State PTA.

The Arts Now Campaign, launched by the California Alliance for Arts Education, shines a light on districts and counties that are working to improve the quality of students’ educations through the arts. For more information, visit