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    The Creative Advantage. Arts Education Now. Innovative Minds Tomorrow.

    Resources for Creative Advantage School Arts Teams

    The Creative Advantage is a city-wide initiative to establish equitable access to arts learning for all Seattle Public School students. Below are resources for arts teams.

    The Creative Advantage Arts Partner Roster

    The Community Arts Partner Roster is a vetted list of teaching artists and community arts and culture organizations approved to work in Seattle Public Schools through the Creative Advantage.

    Schools, community agencies, and other public and private entities are encouraged to access this list when seeking partners to lead creative learning opportunities with students and teachers.

    Once a school selects a partner, they must create a Personal Services Contract for the partner with the district to use their Creative Advantage funds. For information on contracts for schools and partners, visit the SPS School-Community Partnerships page

    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
    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

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