Kaiser Permanente's Education Theatre Programs in California
show children how they can make positive choices and avoid negative influences and destructive behavior that could lead to more serious health problems down the line.
For more information, call (510) 987-2223
Divisional Director:  Regina Dwerlkotte
California Alliance for Arts Education

Educational Theatre Association

Arts Edge

Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation

American Alliance for Theatre and Education

International Child Art Foundation

Young Playwrights, Inc

Almost every arts organization in the greater Sacramento region has a program dedicated to teaching, challenging and inspiring our young people.  Through these arts education outreach programs, children learn to think creatively, collaborate as a team, use critical thinking and problem solving skills and develop an appreciation of how the arts engages and embraces all people, regardless of age, color, religion and economic background.  Children build self-esteem and self-confidence and at the same time enjoy the experience of learning.
Students & the Arts reported by The Sacramento Bee

Artist donates paintings to shape young minds

Teen Teaches Dance

Annual Lenaea Festival at CSUS

Folsom Students Craft Play

Art, Computers, Music & Kids,  A Winning Combination

On Center Stage at Golden Sierra High School

'Fiddler' Role Brings Her Family to Life

Questions & Answers : California Summer School for the Arts

Area Students Step Lively into the Art of Dance

All Tuned Up at Highlands High School

Dramatic Day at Burbank High School

MatrixKids Field Trips offer school children hands-on programs at the Matrix Arts Gallery at 1518 Del Paso Blvd 
For more information, call (916) 923-9118

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Arts organizations and schools are always looking for community sponsorships. 
If you or your company is interested in sponsoring or mentoring an arts program that will make a difference in a young person's life, please email sacramentoartsadvocate and every effort will be made to connect you with an arts organization in the greater Sacramento region.
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Artsplay Online

Land of Golden Dreams

Arts & Humanitites Programs for Childen & Youth at Risk

Gaining the Arts Advantage

George Lucas Educational Foundation

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Council for Art Education

Just Think Foundation

Music  in Schools Today

California Poets
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Teachers & Writers
The Tower of Youth communication arts workshop training series is ongoing. 
For more information, contact Megan Deutsch 916-922-010
For information about the Alliance of Multimedia Arts Teachers, supporting coordinated digital arts curriculum development and UC A-G Standards Visual & Performing Arts Application, call 916-922-0100

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Sacramento Opera presents
a special outreach program designed to introduce children in 3rd through 6th grades to the world of opera.  Opera-Tunities provides an introduction to the art form, featuring specific reference to the Sacramento Opera's main stage productions.  When schools register for the Opera-Tunities for Children program, they will receive lesson plans, workbooks that include songs, stories, games and puzzles and a classroom visit by a Sacramento Opera singer and pianist.  To schedule an Opera-Tunities at your school, call Artistic Director, Timm Rolek (916) 737-1000.

For season subscriptions and more information, call Bethanie at (916) 737-1000
"But for the Opera, I could never have written Leaves of Grass."
                                                                                        -Walt Whitman
Very Special Arts presents "I Can Do That"
a developmental and educational artists-in-the-schools program during the 2006-07 school year.  50 professional artists have been hired to work with 50 k-12 schools throughout Sacramento County with integrated groups of special education and regular education students.  Target goals for students include:  development of self-esteem, communication, socialization, self-direction and behavioral skills. 
Contact  Alice Parente  vsas77@earthlink.net
Very Special Arts Website www.vsasacramento.org
Free Banjo Lessons
offered to children ages 6 - 15
Sacramento Banjo Band
(916) 383-0108
The Foothill Theatre Company
Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Camps and High School Internships
Ages 8 - 17
For more information, call (530) 265-9320
River City Theatre Company, a young people's musical theatre presents the Broadway musical Seussical in the Fall 2006.
Registration for the young people's workshop will begin in July.
For more information and to be placed on the mailing list go to:  www.rivercitytheatre.org or email rivercitytheatre@hotmail.com
This program is for grades 1 -12 and scholarships are available.

Seussical Performances and Field Trips are scheduled in November.
Visit www.rivercitytheatre.org for exact time and ticket information.

K - 12
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The Sacramento Symphony League is dedicated to providing opportunities for children to experience the joys of classical music.Their Music in the Schools program provides: a scholarship program to enable young people to go to summer music camp, to have private music lessons and to participate in the Sacramento Youth Symphony; sending ensembles of musicians to schools to play classical music and to explain musical instruments to students; a docent presentation of a musical puppet show to explain how an orchestra works; provide CD players and classical CDs for teachers in their classrooms; a musical instrument restoration project for musical instruments in schools; a video library for teachers to have access to classical music videos; and the Classical Kinder Concerts for children and families each spring. 
For more information, call (916) 557-9289

Arts Works Conference
May 2005

Contact Beth Mott

Association of CA
Symphony Orchestras
August 5, 6 & 7 2004
San Francisco
Contact office@acso.org

Natomas Charter School's Performing & Fine Arts Academy is a public, tuition-Free middle school and high school which is dedicated to enhancing and expanding the quality of and appreciation for the arts in the Natomas and the greater Sacramento community.    Areas of focus are:  instrumental/vocal music, dance, drama, visual art, stagecraft and digital arts.
For more information on enrollment, call (916) 928-5353
4600 Blackrock Drive, Sacramento, CA   95835
Hemispheres Arts Academy is a nonprofit organization that provides visual and performing arts courses for middle and high school students in Sacramento County. 
1619 N Street in Downtown Sacramento
916-444-0101   fax 916-444-0105
The Children's Theatre of California
The first and only fully professional, resident theatre for children in Northern California.

Special Field Trip Performances Tuesday - Friday $ 8 per person
Performances are at B Street Second Stage Theatre
For more information, call (916) 443-5300
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National Arts Education Initiative
to raise awareness about the need for more arts education for children and fund exemplary arts based programs nationwide, including a number of school-based programs.  Contact Judie Ketcik
(818) 760-7722
for more information
Focus on Writers
The Friends of the Sacramento Public Library are seeking entries for the 18th annual Focus on Writers Contest.  Awards will be given in six categories, including poem, short story and first chapter of a novel.  There is a $5 entry fee per unpublished manuscript.
Deadline for submission is August 31, 2004
For more information, call (916) 264-2880
Scholastic Art & Writng Awards have provided an avenue for young artists and writers, in grades 7 - 12, to receive recognition and rewards for their creative achievements since 1923.  By acknowledging the visions and voices of emerging artists and writers, the Awards have helped nurture eight decades of promising talent by providing recognition, cash awards and college scholarships.  Entry deadlines vary depending on where you live.  For details, go to  www.scholastic.com/artandwritingawards/enter.htm
The Arts and Humanitites
are critical building blocks for a child's development.  Drawing helps children improve their writing.  Poetry helps with memory.  Theater bings history to life.  Arts and humanities help to develop vocabulary and critical thinking and an appreciation for math and science.

--First Lady Laura Bush
December 2, 2002
Proceeds from the purchase of California Arts License Plates go to Arts Education programs benefiting over 6 million California school children.
Order your Arts License Plate today
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Cisneros Studios of Dance Summer Musical Theatre Workshop 2006

at Sierra 2  24th Street Theatre

For more information and tickets, call 916- 736-1570
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