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Visual and Performing Arts

The Ventura County Office of Education is committed to ensuring that every child, in every school in our county has access to The Arts. We work with Arts and education partners to create equity and access to high quality Visual and Performing Arts education. The Visual and Performing Arts consist of Dance, Digital Media, Music, Theatre, and Visual Arts. The arts teach our children more than just how to dance, sing, act, or paint; they facilitate students’ learning in all subject areas and foster creative thinking, problem solving, decision making, individual responsibility, and teamwork. The arts in education better prepare students for college and career by giving them the necessary skills to be successful and competitive in today’s global market. Whether as a participant, an educator or an enthusiastic supporter, we continue to strive to bring arts to every student in Ventura County.

Ventura County Arts Network

The Ventura County Arts Network (VCAN) aims to:

  • Connect teachers and administrators who are leading, building, and sustaining the arts in K-12 education.
  • Share state-level information, resources, research, and opportunities in The Arts.
  • Support and deepen understanding of art program models, Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) Framework and standards.
  • Devise solutions to common barriers and celebrate successes. 
  • Identify best practices in The Arts. 
2020-2021 VCAN Meetings

All meetings are from 4:00pm-6:00pm

October 5, 2020

January 11, 2021

March 15, 2021


2019-2020 VCAN Meetings

All meetings are in the Conejo Room 

from 4:00pm-6:00pm

October 7, 2019 (Click for agenda)

December 2, 2019

February 3, 2020


CCSESA Arts Initiative

The visual and performing arts are an integral part of a comprehensive curriculum and are essential for learning in the 21st century. All California students from every culture, geographic region and socio-economic level deserve quality arts learning in dance, music, theatre, and visual arts as part of the core curriculum. The Curriculum and Instruction department at VCOE developed Module 8, Artifact Detectives, which you will find on the CCSESA Web site along with a variety of other modules to help infuse the arts throughout the curriculum.

Ventura County Arts Network

Meeting Handouts and Materials