ArtsBusXpress

ArtsBusXpress ArtsBusXpress provides money for the buses that take San Diego public school kids on STEAM-related field trips.
VISION Opening young hearts and minds to experience the magic of the creative process, discovering a new world of possibilities for themselves and all that they touch. VALUES We champion the importance of arts, sciences, and cultural education. We are committed to generating positive partnerships between the arts, academia, and the philanthropic community. We adhere to high ethical and professional standards in our work and partnerships. We promote partnering with cultural venues to leverage knowledge and exposure to improve the access of cultural experiences to K-12 students within the greater San Diego area. We strive to help sustain our thriving arts community.
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Since 2002, ArtsBusXpress has raised funds to make grants available to teachers for the bus transportation needed for STEAM-related field trips. Many people assume that the funds for transportation are plentiful and made available through the school district budgets, but that is simply not the case. There is not enough money to go around. Without money for buses, teachers resort to recruiting parents to carpool students to the field trip destinations. First, teachers should not have to spend their time managing logistical arrangements like this; it's not their job. And second, both teachers and students often end up being disappointed on field trip day when it has to be cancelled because a parent can't show up as promised. The buses sit empty during the school day, and the money is supposed to be set aside by the Districts to cover ample field trip events. But the bus transportation budget line item is often under-funded by superintendents who are at liberty to use those funds for non-transportation purposes, as is commonly done.

Mission: MISSION ArtsBusXpress' mission is to ensure that San Diego city and county public school teachers have transportation to take students on educational field trips to arts, science, and technology within the greater San Diego area during their K-12 school experience. WHY Cultural learning experiences by children exposed to the arts and sciences contribute to the development of academic skills, including the areas of reading, mathematics and language, and the development of certain thinking, social and motivational skills that are considered basic for success in school, life and work.

08/04/2019

ABX President Ted Peña and Marceline Marquesan, SD Unified School District Operations Support Officer, were interviewed Thursday, Aug. 1, on CBS Channel 8. Watch the replay!

50% of your ticket cost goes to ArtsBusXpress when you use the code ABX. Please help us keep the buses rolling by using ...
04/25/2019

50% of your ticket cost goes to ArtsBusXpress when you use the code ABX. Please help us keep the buses rolling by using this code when you purchase your tickets!! Buy tickets now using ABX: http://bit.ly/SDFestABX

Field Trip to the Opera Changed This Young Man's Life. He went from an angry juvenile delinquent at age 15 to graduate w...
12/18/2018
Field Trip to the Opera Changed His Life

Field Trip to the Opera Changed This Young Man's Life. He went from an angry juvenile delinquent at age 15 to graduate with a Masters in Music and Voice and become a world renown opera singer-

ArtsBusXpress was thrilled to fund several busloads of students recently to attend the Classics4Kids Music Takes Flight ...
11/21/2018

ArtsBusXpress was thrilled to fund several busloads of students recently to attend the Classics4Kids Music Takes Flight performance in Balboa Park.

"Wow! what a fantastic event!!!!

I thoroughly enjoyed the concert and dance presentations and without a doubt the children did as well.

It is so wonderful to have these organizations provide such a valuable element to a child's education and enlightenment to music. And, without a doubt, the means to attend them." ~ Michael Orenich

11/04/2018
Le flashmob des Prodiges

Educational field study trips may have been an impetus to some of these French child prodigies. This is why ArtsBusXpress funds these field trips throughout San Diego. Music, dance, art, and science touch their hearts and minds, opening perspectives and stimulating ideas. Enjoy the concert!

Pour célébrer l'émission PRODIGES, qui sera diffusée le 27 décembre 2014 en Prime Time, France 2 crée l'événement et a organisé un flashmob exceptionnel au C...

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Help ArtsBusXpress underwrite field trip transportation for San Diego County school children to the arts, sciences and c...
09/23/2018
National Child Awareness Month: 2018 NCAM Challenge

Help ArtsBusXpress underwrite field trip transportation for San Diego County school children to the arts, sciences and culture in the greater community. Our non-profit organization is committed to serving more than 500,000 children in the 42 school districts and 646 schools in San Diego County.
You can help us by “liking” our video below in our bid to obtain a grant by the Children’s Charity Spotlight Challenge.

Click the link to watch the video and hit the "heart" icon to like it.
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ArtsBusXpress was founded to specifically underwrite field trip transportation, the "missing link" connecting San Diego school children with the arts, science, and culture in the greater community. Through this effort, we are committed to providing students access to rich, integrated in-de...

Join us at San Diego Festival of the Arts at Waterfront Park, June 9-10. ArtsBusXpress is one of 30 beneficiaries of fun...
06/02/2018

Join us at San Diego Festival of the Arts at Waterfront Park, June 9-10. ArtsBusXpress is one of 30 beneficiaries of funds raised from this event, now in its 32nd year. Come by our booth in the Children's section. Buy your tickets online using the code: CHARITY. bit.ly/1n0IwDt #SDArtsFest

Support ArtsBusXpress during global movement #GivingTuesday and keep school buses rolling to life changing field trip ex...
11/21/2017
Join the Global Movement #GivingTuesday

Support ArtsBusXpress during global movement #GivingTuesday and keep school buses rolling to life changing field trip experiences for K-12 students.

You can join millions during this global movement by donating to ArtsBusXpress. This will help us keep the buses rolling to unforgettable arts and science experiences for K-12 San Diego County students.

San Diego area teachers: have you made your field study trip plans?  Apply now before the shows are sold out and field t...
11/13/2017
How the Grinch Stole Christmas Always Popular

San Diego area teachers: have you made your field study trip plans? Apply now before the shows are sold out and field trip funds are committed elsewhere.

Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas is always popular with students.

Look what ABX has accomplished this year! Plus, October is museum month! Kids are Free in October at 43 museums. This is...
09/25/2017
Field Study Trip to La Jolla Cove Tide Pools

Look what ABX has accomplished this year! Plus, October is museum month! Kids are Free in October at 43 museums. This is a great opportunity to take students and / or your children to explore the arts and sciences.

Educator Christopher Einspahr took students from Hidden Valley Middle School to the magical world of tide pools at La Jolla Cove as part of their science class curriculum.

Barry Edelstein on Why Arts Matter
08/30/2017
Barry Edelstein on Why Arts Matter

Barry Edelstein on Why Arts Matter

The Old Globe’s artistic director on how theater, dance, music, and museums give cities an economic—and emotional—boost

What do robots, music and squid have in common? ArtsBusXpress!  Students learn to program and make robots at Thinkabit L...
05/17/2017
Students at Thinkabit Labs

What do robots, music and squid have in common? ArtsBusXpress! Students learn to program and make robots at Thinkabit Labs. Guajome Academy students win Music in the Park choir and orchestra competition. A Birch Academy excursion produces squishy squid experiences for students from refugee families.

Students learn to program and make robots during their out of classroom excursion to Qualcomm's Thinkabit Labs in Mira Mesa.

Attention teachers! Tell your aspiring photography students about the MOPA youth photography exhibition. Students aged 5...
05/04/2017
Enter your students in the MOPA Youth Exhibition!

Attention teachers! Tell your aspiring photography students about the MOPA youth photography exhibition. Students aged 5-18 may submit their photos or videos which exemplify the theme "Boundaries". Hurry. Deadline is May 11.

Are there budding photographers or videographers among your students? Encourage them to enter the Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA)

Great feedback from a High Tech High School - Chula Vista student who participated in a field study trip to San Diego Mu...
04/27/2017
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Great feedback from a High Tech High School - Chula Vista student who participated in a field study trip to San Diego Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA).

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This is a must see exhibit! Love it! http://www.sandiegohistory.org/exhibition/jewish-history/
04/19/2017
Celebrate San Diego! The History & Heritage of San Diego’s Jewish Community - San Diego History Center | San Diego, CA | Our City, Our Story

This is a must see exhibit! Love it! http://www.sandiegohistory.org/exhibition/jewish-history/

San Diego’s Jewish pioneers arrived with statehood in 1850 looking for adventure, good weather, better health, and, above all, the opportunity to make the American dream their own. Many who arrived in San Diego were responsible for shaping the early town, building theaters, owning vast tracts of lan...

April brings free arts programs and more. Join us at Art Walk San Diego!
04/03/2017
ArtsBusXpress receives generous donation

April brings free arts programs and more. Join us at Art Walk San Diego!

Del Mar Art Center made a generous donation to help ArtsBusXpress continue sending school children on life-changing field study trips to arts and science experiences throughout San Diego County.

Free Field Study Trips Available from MOPA | San Diego Science & Engineering Festival events | Augmented reality transfo...
03/07/2017
Ultimate Dinosaurs at The NAT

Free Field Study Trips Available from MOPA | San Diego Science & Engineering Festival events | Augmented reality transforms dinosaurs into animated beasts.

The latest augmented reality technology transforms dinosaurs from the Southern Hemisphere into animated beasts.

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03/06/2017

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03/06/2017

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Free Field Study Trips Available!
03/06/2017
Ultimate Dinosaurs at The NAT

Free Field Study Trips Available!

The latest augmented reality technology transforms dinosaurs from the Southern Hemisphere into animated beasts.

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02/02/2017

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02/02/2017

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Know a Middle School or High School student who wants to explore careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, or M...
02/02/2017
Home - STEAMbeyond

Know a Middle School or High School student who wants to explore careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, or Math (STEAM)? Here's a way for her or him to find a mentor!

is a secure, social-media-styled platform linking middle and high school students with mentors and the companies that employ them.  Discovering emerging industries in

We've added a new collaboration with STEAM Beyond to send middle and high school students on science-related field tours...
01/31/2017
First Annual Science Career Day!

We've added a new collaboration with STEAM Beyond to send middle and high school students on science-related field tours. Science Teachers: apply for bus transportation funding for the first annual STEAM Beyond Career Day on Feb. 24!

SDG&E Innovation Center hosts the first annual STEAM Beyond career day for middle and high school students to meet with science professionals.

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