Support SB 933 - The Arts for Every Student Act

Please send in your organization's letter of support today for SB 933 (Allen): The Arts for Every Student Act

Senate Bill 933, authored by Senator Ben Allen, is the first legislative step in the process of providing school districts with a “jump start” in arts education funding, enabling schools to fulfill the language of California Education Code, which requires that every student shall receive arts education as part of a complete high quality education.

ACTION ALERT: Calling on organizations across California representing arts, education, parents, business, and more to sign on to support SB 933. Download the support letter template and follow the instructions below by Friday, March 23, 2018 to make your voice heard in the legislature on this matter.



  1. Download the template support letter and insert your organization's logo or letterhead (if available)
  2. Complete the letter addressed to Senate Education Committee Chair Senator Ben Allen and be sure to date the letter; insert an electronic signature; or print, sign and scan the letter
  3. Email the letter as an attachment by March 23rd to these three emails: and - put in your subject line: "SB 933 Support"
  4. Help spread the word! Download sample social media posts




California Education Code states that every K-12 student shall receive instruction in and access to arts education. Yet the California Arts Education Data Project concludes that only 39% of students in California public schools have access to the arts, and that access is significantly lower in low-income and rural schools.

We know the arts prepare our students to enter the workforce by fostering skills that include innovation, persistence, and collaboration. In addition, the creative industries account for one out of every ten jobs in California, and provide $273 billion annually to our state’s economy.

Access to arts education instruction should not be determined by where a student happens to live. But the data shows otherwise: in districts and schools in low-income communities, students are twice as likely not to receive the benefits of arts instruction when compared to more affluent communities.

This inequity is unacceptable. That is why we are supporting the passage and funding of SB 933. Every student deserves the benefits of arts education. SB 933 honors the promise of our Education Code by helping to ensure that the arts are part of the education that every student receives.


Please contact Joe Landon, Executive Director, California Alliance for Arts Education, at