The Arts Uplift Conference is taking a pause in 2023. For this year, the planning team focused on sponsoring professional learning opportunities at other conferences.

Sponsored opportunities included workshops at:

Stay tuned for additional opportunities!

What is Arts Uplift?

Arts Uplift is a multi-day virtual conference that celebrates joyful and creative possibilities for early learning communities across Washington State. The conference provides early learning educators, arts specialists, teaching artists, counselors, administrators, and caregivers with more tools to expand arts instruction in their communities.

Interested in learning more? Contact Alexis Sarah at

Past Arts Uplift! Conferences

2022 Arts Uplift!

Arts, Access, and Inclusion in PreK-Grade 3

We had over 80 attendees and 16 presenters gather virtually over the three days to focus on expanding accessible and inclusive arts instruction in their early learning communities.

“Reignited my motivation to integrate the arts in my classroom.” -Attendee

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2021 Arts Uplift!

Arts, Culture, and SEL in PreK-Grade 3

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

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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