Voices for Any Given Child Indy: Theatrical Experiences Can Improve Reading Skills

Elise J. Kushigian, Community Arts Team Member & Community Member Former Executive Director of Clowes Memorial Hall

 

We soon realized that instead of reading books if she could read theatre scripts she was overcoming her disabilities. Thanks to her second grade teacher, permission was given for her outside reading list to be scripts. Each night, we all became characters and put on a “show.” To her, this was not reading but a theatrical experience.

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Voices for Any Given Child Indy: A Collective Impact Approach

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

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

Over the coming years, as we pursue this collective impact approach with the Kennedy Center, there will be numerous opportunities for the community to organize around key leadership in our city, with an emphasis on inclusion and action (no one gets left out of this work).

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Voices for Any Given Child Indy: The Role of Arts Organizations

 
Dr. Preston Bautista

Dr. Preston Bautista                         Community Arts Team Member & Deputy Director for Public Programs and Audience Engagement, Indianapolis Museum of Art

We hope that we are responding to and answering the growing need for cultural organizations like the IMA to take on a larger role as arts educators in the community. As arts education faces cutbacks across the country, the IMA recognizes how essential connections with the arts are, in particular for the youngest and most at risk.

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Voices for Any Given Child: A Foundation for Lifelong Engagement

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Gail Thomas Strong Community Arts Team Member & Vice President for Community Engagement, WFYI Public Media

 

An ongoing and comprehensive arts education program for K-8 students that reflects the richness of the Indianapolis arts community will lay a foundation for lifelong engagement by inspiring students to think in new ways and build their self-confidence.

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