"Envisioning a world where all students, families, and communities imagine, create and thrive through the arts."

Since 1963, Arts for Learning San Diego has been dedicated to advocating and providing arts education through an extraordinary range of high-quality in-school and community programming.


Arts for Learning San Diego offers programs that inspire young people

to achieve their full potential through the arts. 


Arts for Learning San Diego Believes the Arts…


  • Are a reflection of the human spirit; having the unique ability to express the deepest parts of human creativity, achievement, and communication

  • Inspire self-confidence, build critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and have a positive impact on student’s ability to learn, think, and function effectively as adults

  • Allows students to develop self-discipline and important social, cognitive, affective, and psychomotor skills

  • Expose young people to many cultures and viewpoints, fostering ethnic pride and intercultural understanding


Arts for Learning San Diego Adheres to the Following Guiding Principles:

We believe that the arts and artists are essential community resources that deserve sustained advocacy and long-term investment.  


We train and commission artists of all disciplines to engage directly with diverse communities through vibrant partnerships at the individual, family, school, and community level.  


We ignite the collective imagination of San Diego, and inspire generations of change makers.

Arts for Learning San Diego is affiliated with the national Young Audiences Arts for Learning network. Founded in 1952, the mission of Young Audiences Arts for Learning is to inspire young people and expand their learning through the arts. Our network is made up of local affiliated non-profits that collectively impact over 5 million young people each year. The national Young Audiences Arts for Learning network works collaboratively to advance arts in education through advocacy, communications, fundraising, program development, professional learning, and other support. To explore our national network, please visit: www.youngaudiences.org.

Arts for Learning San Diego 

1286 University Avenue, #267  |  San Diego, CA 92103
Tel: 619.282.7599

Arts for Learning San Diego is a nonprofit organization classified under the IRS code 501(c)(3) 

Federal Tax ID: 95-2464304