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The Marion Cilker Conference for the Arts in Education is an annual event devoted to demonstrating the importance of infusing the arts into the classroom curriculum. It began in 2009 through a generous donation from Marion Cilker, an SJSU graduate and local artist. This conference is co-sponsored by the Connie Lurie College of Education at San José State University and the Santa Clara County Office of Education and brings together students, teachers, and parents with local artists and arts organizations to share the joy of teaching through the arts.


Come to the 2018 Conference

Plans are underway for the 10th Annual Cilker Conference in fall of 2018!

There will be great workshops in all areas of the arts as well as the opportunity to learn about the educational resources of local arts organizations.

Marion Cilker Grant Marion Cilker Scholarship



Sat., October 27, 2018 at the San Jose Museum of Arts.

Fri., November 2, 2018 at SJSU (for current students)


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