Our mission is to inspire the artist in every student and to ensure equitable access to a culturally-relevant arts curriculum, facilitated by passionate, reflective, credentialed teachers. We are a voice for the arts so the arts may give voice to all students.
Teachers, would you like to bring an artist to your classroom? Artists can provide presentations about art industry careers, conduct age-appropriate and standards-based arts instruction (with your help!), and enhance learning with art projects.
Artists, would you like to share your passion about the arts with students? Visiting Artists are welcome to visit NVUSD classrooms to present about careers in the arts industry, provide arts instruction, or enhance learning with special arts projects.
for visiting artists
Help teachers find you. Upload an Artist Profile with the Arts Council Napa Valley's new "Creative Directory", and please make sure to add that you are willing to work with students/teachers.
working with visiting artists
Teachers, bring an artist to your classroom. Visiting artists may need to be fingerprinted in order to work in a classroom. Please check with your school site to learn more. They may need to stop by the NVUSD HR Office (Room 117) to get the "Volunteer" fingerprinting packet.
California has adopted a set of standards for the arts, divided by grade. Click below to learn more about what students should be learning in each grade.
CA Arts Initiative
art project ideas
funding and resources