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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

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Arts for Learning

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Arts for Learning will encourage students of Center for Inquiry (CFI) School 27 to understand, value, and appreciate the rich diversity of cultures from across the globe by presenting a series of dance and music workshops during the National Arts in Education Week of Giving.

A total of 163 upper elementary CFI students, those in the fifth through eighth grades, will experience multifaceted, interactive workshops in a variety of art forms led by Arts for Learning’s professional teaching artists including: Japanese drumming group Fort Wayne Taiko; dancer, choreographer, and native of India, Usha Sirimalle; and Director and Choreographer of the Epiphany Dance Collective, Ronne Stone.


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Urban Artisans (UA) develops vocational skills in young adults. Students with and without disabilities learn transferable, pre-vocational skills through making, marketing, and selling artwork in a professional studio. The primary goal of the program is to help young adults, ages 16-22, transition from school to the workplace. The UA program is held in the ArtMix adaptive studios and received the 2015 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award recognizing it as one of the nation’s best creative youth development programs.

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Art With a Heart

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For Art With a Heart’s afterschool programming at IPS School #96, they had over 45 students apply for 24 positions. At IPS School #107, Art With a Heart has been invited to add afterschool programming to support their in-school day programming with kindergarteners. Both schools struggle with funding and Art With a Heart’s goal is to raise $3,000 in total so that they can do multicultural programming in which students learn about artists and art techniques from around the globe.

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Report Card 11/6/15: A Vision Quest

The second meeting of the Any Given Child Indy Community Arts Team, led by the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts opened with a welcome from Dr. Wanda LeGrand, Deputy Superintendent of the Indianapolis Public Schools and ended with the completion of three survey instruments finalized by the Community Arts Team (CAT). We had a full-house today as the CAT concluded the second of two sessions where we decided on what core data is needed to develop a plan for arts education in Indianapolis Public Schools. Planning begins with knowing where we are now, and the first of three surveys will be released this month where we will collect data from arts organizations and individual artists. The CAT also continued an energized discussion about a shared Vision Statement for the public schools. The plan is to finalize that Vision Statement at the December meeting. This month’s homework for the Community Arts Team is to review the Vision Statements of other Any Given Child Program sites via the Kennedy Center’s website. I can’t wait until we get together next month!

Ernest Disney-Britton, Arts Council of Indianapolis, Director of Grant Services & Arts Education


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