The Creative Advantage

Resources for Schools & Partners

These resources are to support school arts teams at various stages of The Creative Advantage arts expansion: planning, implementation and partnership, and sustaining your arts growth.

Getting Started |  Arts Partnerships | Arts Integration | Arts Festivals & Events

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Additional Resources:

For schools in their Arts Planning Year:
How to start an arts team
Introducing the Arts Plan to school staff (Includes arts lessons to do with staff.)
For schools that are Implementing Arts Plans:
Arts Team Coordinator Job Description          Examples of Integrated Arts Supply Closets (PDF)

Starting and Maintaining Community Arts Partnerships:
         How to use your Creative Advantage partnership funds
Examples of past Creative Advantage-funded School Arts Partnerships (posted soon)

The Creative Advantage Arts Partnership Tools These tools were developed by a team of SPS teachers, school leaders, teaching artists and arts organization administrators.  The team was facilitated by Seattle Art Museum and funded by The Wallace Foundation.

1. Partnership Project Design Tool (Fillable PDF Form)
2. Arts Partnership Budget Tool (Fillable PDF Form)
3. Partnership Lesson Planning Tool  (Fillable PDF Form)
4. Partnership Reflection Tool (Fillable PDF Form)
Professional Development Opportunities from Creative Advantage Partners (posted soon)

General Arts Resources:
          10 Lessons the Arts Teach by Elliot Eisner
          Cultural Appropriation: Guiding Questions for Curriculum (PDF)