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Take the Pledge to Support Any Given Child Indy!

Take the Pledge

Is arts education important to you? Do you believe in the work that the Any Given Child Indy team is doing to bring equity to arts education for students in K-8 in Indianapolis Public Schools? If your answer is “Yes!” to these questions, please declare your support by taking our pledge!

By signing your name, we ask that you start a conversation about the importance of arts education with friends and family, support arts education by attending a youth performance, and share Any Given Child Indy updates on social media.

By declaring your support, you are also signing up to receive periodic updates about Any Given Child Indy via email. Please share the pledge with friends, family, colleagues, and whoever else would be interested in declaring their support to bring equity to arts education in IPS schools!

EVENT: March 14 Conversation About Education at Central Library


Do you care about kids? Do you care about arts education?

If so, we have the perfect event for you!

Please join WFYI, the Arts Council of Indianapolis, Indianapolis Public Schools, the City of Indianapolis’ Office for Education Innovation, and IndyPL in a Conversation about Education at Central Library on March 14 from 6:00 – 7:30 pm.

Using data provided by 1,200 teachers, 66 schools and 53 arts organizations, panelists will provide the foundation for creating expanded high-quality art opportunities for K–8 students in Indianapolis Public Schools and area charter schools. This conversation will be moderated by WFYI’s Sharon Gamble, co-host of Art of the Matter on 90.1. Be sure to attend this discussion to learn more about arts education and the Any Given Child Indy initiative in collaboration with The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

Download an event flyer here.

Voices for Any Given Child Indy: Reflecting on the past, hoping for the future


Andrew Black Community Arts Team Member & Community Investment Officer, Central Indiana Community Foundation

Andrew Black
Community Arts Team Member & Community Investment Officer
Central Indiana Community Foundation

What I have learned is that the arts not only offer countless benefits related to the cultural, entertainment, and economic development of a city or a region, but they can also be transformational for our most important and oftentimes most vulnerable populations: young children.

Introducing Voices for Any Given Child Indy

We are excited to introduce Voices for Any Given Child Indy, a new initiative that will give leaders in the Indianapolis community the opportunity to focus on issues in arts education and in the community, as well as their personal investment in the success of Any Given Child Indy.


In the coming months, you will hear from a variety of community leaders representing the arts, philanthropy, public education, media, and more! They are eager to share their unique perspectives surrounding arts education and the work that Any Given Child Indy is doing in the community. Be on the look out for new Voices for Any Given Child Indy posts on

Taylor Fengya, Grant Services & Arts Education Coordinator

Crayon & Craft Beer at Mass Avenue Pub on 2/16/16

Have you been wondering how you can get more involved with Any Given Child Indy? Well, now’s your chance! Mass Avenue Pub will be hosting their monthly Crayon & Craft Beer night on Tuesday, February 16 beginning at 5 pm. Each month, Mass Avenue Pub hosts this event and donates proceeds to a beneficiary. This month, they chose the Arts Council of Indianapolis!

The Arts Council of Indianapolis will be receiving $1 of each Flat12 Bierwerks pint that is sold that evening. Through the money collected from Crayon & Craft Beer Night, we plan to fund another $500 mini-grant to an IPS school for arts-related activities. As you may remember, last month, 6 IPS schools were awarded $500 mini-grants courtesy of the Central Indiana Community Foundation. Please consider attending Crayon & Craft Beer Night on Tuesday in order to ensure at least one more school can receive a mini-grant for arts-related activities. This event is for those 21 and older.

If you are unable to make Tuesday night’s event or are interested in making a personal donation to fund a $500 mini-grant, the Arts Council of Indianapolis will be hosting an online crowd-funding campaign on power2give entitled Crayon & Craft Beer. If you would like to make a financial contribution to fund a mini-grant, please visit the campaign’s page on beginning Tuesday, February 16 at 8 am. The final day to make a donation is Friday, February 26.

Please share this news with friends and family! By making a small contribution to this campaign on or by attending Crayon & Craft Beer Night on Tuesday, February 16, you will help to make a difference in students’ arts education at an IPS school this year.

If you are interested in attending Tuesday and want more information, take a look at the Crayon & Craft Beer Facebook event hosted by Mass Avenue Pub. 

Mass Avenue Pub is located at 745 Massachusetts Avenue.

Taylor Fengya, Grant Services & Arts Education Coordinator

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