Arts Ed Matters advocates for a strong presence of the arts in public education. We believe that early and sustainable exposure to the visual and performing arts fosters a more complete process of learning, builds healthy and vibrant communities, and prepares students to enter an ever-changing global landscape. In addition to providing high quality professional learning opportunities, we foster community dialogue and engage families in the vital role of the arts in education.

Arts Ed Matters 12-minute documentary entitled “Arts is the Root” about why the arts are important in schools is now available in Spanish! 

Please visit our page entitled "The Film"



SELF CARE 101 - Art Making, Mindfulness, & Manifesting

Sunday, October 16th, 2016 10 AM - 5 PM Intersection for the Arts 901 Mission St, Suite 306 SF, CA

Are you passionate about your work and your life, but sometimes feel overwhelmed? In this hands-on workshop,create a personal and nourishing self-care practice. You will be introduced to simple, effective strategies to try at home & with students, colleagues, friends and more.

     • make arts based research notebooks

     • investigate some practices from the "life coaching world" around    

       gratitude, setting intentions and articulating our dreams!

     • practice mindfulness exercises with examples appropriate for TK

       students through adults

Join us! Envision the life you want to be living every day!

Two-for-One Special! Bring a colleague or Friend!

To Register: Email mholdt@yahoo.com


Arts Education: Creativity, Collaboration, Communication, Critical Thinking