Our Mission

The San Francisco Arts Education Project provides participatory experiences in the arts to the children of San Francisco—so they are better equipped to make use of their creative abilities in all aspects of their lives.

All children are
working artists.

They interpret the world through drawing, singing, and dancing, long before they can spell words or add up numbers.

Research confirms that serious engagement with the arts helps build confidence, instill empathy, and stimulate intellectual curiosity (all predictors for future success) well into adulthood. And yet, as public schools struggle with shrinking budgets, the visual and performing arts are usually the first disciplines to get cut.

At SFArtsED, we believe that children at all schools and at every economic level deserve to reap the benefits of a rich, hands-on arts education.

Meet the people who are
passionate about arts education.