Referendum - Visual Arts

  • The Referendum provides all schools with equitable funding for quality art supplies, equipment and technology that help students learn new skills and produce strong and award-winning works of art. Improved resources and teacher training are raising the bar for student artwork, which is showcased at 19 art exhibitions at museums and galleries in our community.

    Thanks to the Referendum:

    • Each year, nearly 14,000 students, including those whose families are not able to afford admission fees, participate in field trips to local art museums and venues.
    • Eleven Visual Arts Camps provide hundreds of students enrichment experiences with digital and traditional media each summer.
    • All high schools and several elementary and middle schools have received digital arts labs and editing software that enable students to create digital portfolios and enter national art contests that require digital entries.
    • Visual Arts teachers have more opportunities for professional development that is directly linked to improvements in art instruction and student achievement.

    See how creativity is thriving and confidence is growing as a result of the Referendum: