Our Mission

The Santa Barbara County Alliance For Arts Education undertakes programs and activities to enhance the arts in education equitably in every school and district throughout Santa Barbara County.

The Alliance

Established in 2014, the SBCAAE is comprised of a diverse group of community leaders, arts groups and arts venues, individual artists, members of the business community, agency representatives, foundations, educators and parent-advocates.
The SBCAAE is associated with the California Alliance For Arts Education which is headquartered in Sacramento, and which applies its efforts to the promotion of legislative and administrative actions of statewide benefit to the arts in education.
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Courtesy of Santa Barbara High School / Visual Arts & Design Academy

Courtesy of Santa Barbara High School / Visual Arts & Design Academy

Courtesy of Santa Barbara High School / Visual Arts & Design Academy

Courtesy of Santa Barbara High School / Visual Arts & Design Academy

Every child is an artist; the problem is staying an artist when you grow up.
— Pablo Picasso

The SBCAAE Steering Committee

  • Jessica Ballonoff
  • Jacquelyn De Longe
  • Kelli Forman
  • Paul Freeman
  • Matt LaBand
  • John Ogilvie
  • Kai Tepper
  • Jeffry Walker
  • Margie Yahyavi
Banner Photo: Cecily Stewart, Library Dances, Photo by Kaitlyn Bathel
Courtesy of Art Without Limits