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#ArtsEdWeekIndy: Kickoff Celebration

Kickoff Celebration

As part of the Indianapolis community’s celebration of National Arts in Education Week (September 11 – 17), Any Given Child Indy and the Arts Council of Indianapolis will officially kick off the week at the Indianapolis Artsgarden on September 12.

This event will give members of the public an opportunity to celebrate Mayor Joe Hogsett’s proclamation of September 11 – 17 as “Indianapolis Arts in Education Week” with performances by students from Young Actors Theatre and Asante Children’s Theatre. During this event, attendees will learn about the Week of Giving and how they can support the efforts of 26 local arts organizations that are working within Indianapolis Public Schools. Any Given Child Indy will also unveil its 2016 – 2017 Action Plan, which includes goals and strategies that will increase access to arts education for IPS Students.

NATIONAL ARTS IN EDUCATION WEEK, SEPTEMBER 11 – 17
This kickoff celebration is just one of the many activities that have been planned to celebrate National Arts in Education Week in Indianapolis from September 11 – 17, 2016. Designated by Congress in 2010, through House Resolution 275, National Arts in Education Week is a national celebration that promotes and showcases the important role of the arts in education. Learn about Indianapolis’ weeklong celebration here.

#ArtsEdWeekIndy: Schedule of Events

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Sunday, September 11

Week of Giving Day 1

Monday, September 12
Week of Giving Day 2

Tuesday, September 13
Week of Giving Day 3

  • 3:30 pm, Professional Indy Arts Educators Network Meeting at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis 
    RSVP required

Wednesday, September 14 
Week of Giving Day 4

Thursday, September 15
Week of Giving Day 5

  • Any Given Child Indy Committee Meetings, RSVP required
      – 8:30 am, Budget & Resources Committee at Harrison College
      – 10 am, Professional Development Committee at Arts for Learning
      – 12 pm, Evaluation & Assessment Committee at English Foundation Building
      – 2:30 pm, Creative Engagement Committee at WFYI

Friday, September 16
Week of Giving Day 6

Saturday, September 17
Week of Giving Day 7

Interested in attending one of these events?
For more information contact anygivenchildindy@indyarts.org.

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#ArtsEdWeekIndy: Week of Giving Participants

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We are excited to announce that 26 local arts organizations will be participating in our National Arts in Education Week of Giving, an inaugural campaign to raise funds for arts education programs in partnership with Indianapolis Public Schools during National Arts in Education Week!

The participating organizations are:

The National Arts in Education Week of Giving is just one of the many programs being planned to celebrate National Arts in Education Week in Indianapolis from September 11-17, 2016. Designated by Congress in 2010, through House Resolution 275, National Arts in Education Week is a national celebration that promotes and showcases the important role of the arts in education.

Interested in starting the celebration of arts in education a bit early? Start by visiting these organizations’ websites to find out what amazing school-based programs they already have. Find your favorite one and be an advocate by telling people about the great work they are doing in schools!

Follow the weeklong celebration using #ArtsEdWeekIndy.

RECAP: Arts Integration Conference at the Kennedy Center, June 27-29

By Robin Houdek, arts educator

At the end of June, I attended The Kennedy Center’s Arts Integration Conference, Exploring an Approach to Teaching. It was by far one of the most inspiring and informative conferences I have ever attended. Before going, I didn’t know what to expect. What exactly is arts integration and how is different from arts as curriculum? Would it be useful for me in my classroom practice or was the purpose for me to bring back most of what I learned to share with colleagues?  

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