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October is National Arts & Humanities Month!

Did you know that October is National Arts & Humanities Month? Organizations from all over the country are organizing programs and initiatives to collectively recognize the importance of arts and culture in America.

To celebrate, we have created a fun and interactive Arts Education Trivia Quiz. Are you eager to test your knowledge of what you learned in your K-8 arts classes? Take the quiz below to see what you know!

What else is Any Given Child Indy doing throughout the month of October?

The Any Given Child Indy Implementation Team, comprised of Creative Engagement, Professional Development, Evaluation & Assessment, and Budget & Resources committees, are hard at work ensuring the 2016-2017 Action Plan becomes a reality for all K-8 students in Indianapolis Public Schools. To learn more about Any Given Child Indy’s goals and action steps to ensure arts access in IPS, take a look at the 2016-2017 Community Report.


Check out the Media Room!

Take a look at our new Media Room on our website! 

On this page, you will find Any Given Child Indy in the news. From the announcement of Indianapolis as a Partner City for the Kennedy Center’s Any Given Child program, to the video of Mayor Hogsett and Kids Dance Outreach proclaiming the second week of September as “Indianapolis Arts in Education Week,” we will be providing you with the latest Any Given Child Indy articles, videos, audio segments, and more. Check back periodically for updates!

2016-2017 Community Report

agc-report-booklet-1The Any Given Child Indy 2016-2017 Community Report was officially released and presented to the public during National Arts in Education Week on Monday, September 12, 2016. The report includes information about the 2015 data collection process, including key results from the surveys sent to IPS personnel and arts organizations, as well as next steps for the 2016-2017 school year and beyond.

Download your copy of the report today so you don’t miss a beat!

In addition, we have created a quiz so that you can test your knowledge of the 2015 survey results from the Community Report. Take the quiz below to see what you know! 


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#ArtsEdWeekIndy: 2016 RECAP

Thank you to those of you who participated in one or more of the events and activities during National Arts in Education Week last week, September 11 – 17, 2016! It was a very successful week, and we would like to share the following highlights with you:

Last week, 26 local arts organizations participated in a Week of Giving to raise funds for arts education programming in partnership with Indianapolis Public Schools. Next week, we will share the tally of the total amount raised through the Week of Giving to bring high-quality arts programming to the students of IPS. If you were unable to make a donation last week, we encourage you to still make a donation to one or more of the participating organizations. Click here to learn more.

#ArtsEdWeekIndy: Making Art Accessible for Kids

Silvia Filippini Fantoni, PhD Community Arts Team Member & Director of Interpretation, Media, and Evaluation at the Indianapolis Museum of Art

Silvia Filippini Fantoni, PhD
Community Arts Team Member & Director of Interpretation, Media, and Evaluation at the Indianapolis Museum of Art

Making Art Accessible for Kids

“Children do not understand art.”

“Art is for adults.”

“An art museum is not a place for kids.”

These misperceptions are all too common, but the Indianapolis Museum of Art strives daily to change them. All across campus, there are spaces and activities for children 2 – 12 to learn and engage with art, helping families interact, and leading to lasting impressions. Capturing this audience is fundamental for the future of art and of our institution. By engaging visitors from a young age, not only do we contribute to the development of a new generation of artists and art lovers, but we also lay the foundation for a new generation of visitors.

Activity Spaces Abound
Family activity spaces can be found throughout the entire museum. Each space is thoughtfully designed to get children and families involved with the art. The purpose of these spaces is to provide hands-on learning experiences to help guests use their senses to create.

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