Teach the Arts in Your School or Organization
We help schools and community organizations enliven classrooms through arts education across the county.
20,000+Students each year
Mariposa Arts changed my life by making it possible to work directly for and with my community and gave me the opportunity to share my passion for the arts and teach.
Our arts education team assists Santa Cruz County K-12 public schools and community organizations in bringing arts education into their locations. We provide matching grants, Artist Teacher Partnerships, Family Arts Nights, local collaborations, school residencies, and performances.Learn More
Empower artistically inclined high school students to find their voices and discover their creative gifts through arts training that also supports the development of powerful life skills. Student teachers co-teach lessons with teaching artists and become leaders, mentors, and role models.Learn More
View Teaching Artists Directory
Learn about the highly qualified professional teaching artists in the visual, performing, and literary arts available to teach in your classroom or at your organization.View Directory
Arts Education Institute
A 4-day workshop that brings together K-12 classroom teachers, teaching artists, and school administrators to learn how to promote learning in and through the arts as well as equity in arts education.Get the Details
Arts Education Advocacy
Join the Arts Now Community and connect with parents, educational leaders, and school stakeholders involved in our advocacy and policy work to improve arts education.
Let’s talk about how we can partner with your school or organization to deliver arts education to the students you serve.Contact