Our Mission

Making the Arts Accessible

Starting Arts provides hands-on arts education in dance, music, theatre and visual arts, classes taught by skilled professional artists eager to share their expert knowledge and passion with students.

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Virtual and In-person

School Programs


During School Programs

Are you interested in bringing Dance, Music, Theater and/or Visual Arts to your school during the school day?
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Before/After School Programs

Are you interested in bringing Dance, Music, Theater and/or Visual Arts to your school before/after school?
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Theater Productions

Are you interested in bringing professional theater productions to your school? Options for various ages and interests.
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With distance learning limiting screen time to teach students, Starting Arts has created a dynamic and affordable solution.
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Serving Our Community

Since 2000, Starting Arts has established itself as a leader in the local arts community. As part of our mission, we have been dedicated to making arts education accessible to all students throughout the Bay Area, regardless of ethnicity, ability or disability, national origin, race, skill level, background, religion, gender, sexual orientation or financial means. We have instituted a number of programs to foster diversity and understanding, as well as outreach to the under-served among our youth. On September 1, 2020, Starting Arts began delivering FREE arts education programs to Bay Area Title I schools whose children would otherwise not receive arts programming. In addition, we have increased the number of scholarships we offer to deserving students attending our Studio and Onsite School Arts Programs by 20%. Read More

Join The Team

Starting Arts is always looking for talented teaching artists in the fields of dance, music, theatre, and/or visual arts!


Starting Arts is excited to offer rentals through our theater department! Costumes and other show resources are available.


Today was so awesome. Thank you so much. Your energy, feedback, EVERYTHING was completely perfect. My students were so happy! This is so hard to do through a screen and you NAILED it!

Educator, Carlton Elementary School

You brought positivity, happiness and joy to our students yesterday in a lesson you conducted. This is such a difficult time for our kids. Bringing them joy, happiness and a sense of comfort during a challenging time is my deepest hope for them. Thank you for being such a ray of sunshine for so many of our kids!

Superintendent, Union School District

My 2nd grade daughter was sharing how she can clap to the beat and how the recordings make it easier for her to understand music.

Assistant Principal, Sunnyvale District


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