Arts Uplift! Arts, Access and Inclusion in PreK – Grade 3

A FREE virtual conference for educators, teaching artists, and leadership across Washington State!

Join your colleagues to learn about arts, access, and inclusion in PreK to Grade 3. The Arts Uplift! conference brings together early learning educators, arts specialists, teaching artists, counselors, administrators, and caregivers working to expand accessible arts instruction in their communities. Participants gain tools for their own creative growth and teaching practices.

August 2 – 4, 2022

9:00 a.m. -1:45 p.m. PST

Free Clock Hours and STARS Hours will be available!

All Arts Uplift! sessions will have automated captioning, ASL-interpretation, and Spanish language-interpretation. If you have additional needs reach out directly to Alexis Sarah, or 360.228.6359 by 7/12/2022.

Presenters and sessions include:

Dr. Amir Gilmore
James Miles
Khaleshia Thorpe-Price
Kim Strelchun
Lauren Appel
Lauren Jost
Liz Byron
Mike Browne
Priyanka Jayanthi
Ray Soriano
Rebecca Lynn
Dr. Rhoda Bernard
Ryan Guzman

Additional presenters & complete schedule coming soon!

Learn more about the 2021 Arts Uplift! Conference

Watch our event summary video!

Find out more about the conference, and what our event partners and presenters have to say about the event.

Video produced by Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Download the Event Program

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Conference Partners

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Students on Orcas Island display handmade art projects. Photo courtesy of Orcas Island Educational Foundation.
student creating art
Silver Ridge Elementary student applies ink with a brayer to her relief printing plate in Meredith Essex's artist residency.
students create art projects
Students from Lincoln Elementary begin coil pots during a workshop at Gallery One facilitated by Lead Artist Bonilyn Parker