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Funders & Grants

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Beaumont Unified School District: ART=OPPORTUNITY provided Professional Development for teachers of Art Integration Strategies for TK-5 grade teachers, administrators, and staff

California Arts Council:

  • YAA – Youth Arts Action With support from the California Arts Council, Center ARTES a program at California State University San Marcos Corporation will expand the relationship with the SOULcial workers, by supporting the eight-week after school session of Camp AART (Attitudes, Awareness, and Relationships Training), to play a leadership role at the 3rd annual Arts Amplifying Youth – AAY! Summit led by youth for youth in April 2020.
  • RIA Research in the Arts. With support from the California Arts Council, California State University San Marcos Corp. on behalf of CSUSM Center ARTES will conduct two studies to expand on the research component of the Art=Opportunity Public Awareness project: first, to gauge the parent resonance and response to the program; and second, to conduct a mixed-method analysis of youth mentorship in the arts to better understand how training in arts leadership promotes civic engagement. 

Clare Rose Foundation – ART=OPPORTUNITY partners with Clare Rose Foundation on AAY! Arts Amplifying Youth! Summit and to support the leaders and organizations of the San Diego Creative Youth Development Network

San Diego County Supervisors (District 5) Community Enhancement Program – Arts Amplifying Youth! support for programming (Page 96) 

Panta Rhea Foundation – Support for ART=OPPORTUNITY Bootcamp and literacy residencies for in-service and pre-service teachers. 

Stuart Foundation – Major support for ART=OPPORTUNITY

Dr. Seuss Foundation – Support for Art=Opportunity podcast producations and audio studio initiative

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 Our Five Major Initiatives 


Professional development and  Bootcamp 

Every year we provide a three day hands on workshop that provides participants with the skills and tools that teachers need to integrate the arts into curriculum!

More information or to sign up for our upcoming Bootcamp


STEAM Ambassadors

Our STEAM Ambassador initiative strives to bring the A in STEM by incorporating the arts into Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math! Through their hard work they have crafted and executed STEAM lessons and art kits to various classrooms and students. 

Learn more about our STEAM Ambassadors

Check out their free art kit resources!

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Creative Youth Development 

Through programs such as The Arts Amplifying youth and the Career Pathways we have been able to directly help students develop leadership skills and so much more! 

Videos of our Youth Summits



In conjuncture with the San Marcos Writing project we provide resources for  pre-service and in-service teachers to equip them with the skills and tools needed to improve student-writing achievement!

More information on Literacy Residency


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We are so proud of being able to provide a open source of research that everyone can use to further our collective goal of all children being able to learn in with and through the arts! 

Research supporting arts education 

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