Organization Profile

Art in Action was founded in 1982 at a time when Proposition 13 was decimating art programs in California. Started by an art history teacher with children in local elementary schools, Art in Action's goal was to reestablish quality art education in the classroom. Its reputation quickly spread to other concerned parents and educators whose support and enthusiasm encouraged the development of a comprehensive K-8 program. In 1999, Art in Action was incorporated as a nonprofit foundation in order to expand its curriculum and provide better training and assistance to the teachers and volunteers who bring the program into the classroom. Today many schools, both public and private, teach the Art in Action curriculum. Art in Action continues grow, bringing art education to more communities, more schools, more classrooms, and more children each year.

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Menlo Park, CA, 94025