EVENT RECAP: Connect the Dots on May 16 at Sun King Brewery


On May 16, 50 local supporters of arts education joined the Arts Council of Indianapolis, Indianapolis Public Schools, and WFYI at Sun King Brewery to discuss the importance of arts education, to learn more about Any Given Child Indy, and to participate in arts activities while enjoying Sun King’s craft beer. The event was part of the Think & Drink series, a partnership between WFYI and Sun King Brewery.

IMG_5220Event attendees were very engaged and eager to talk about their ideas to address the top 3 barriers to arts education in Indianapolis Public Schools: funding, instructional time, and transportation. Attendees were also given the opportunity to share these ideas with members of the Any Given Child Indy Community Arts Team and make connections with fellow arts education supporters in Indianapolis.

In addition, those in attendance enjoyed participating in a variety of arts activities including connect the dots puzzles, coloring on craft paper, and reminiscing about their favorite childhood arts experiences. Some memories included taking a dance class with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, making jewelry in 4th grade, learning to make origami for a 6th grade book project, and playing an instrument in high school marching band.

Didn’t get to attend but wish you had? Be on the lookout for upcoming Any Given Child Indy events and ways in which you can become more involved in bringing equity to arts education, K-8, in Indianapolis Public Schools. Stay updated through this website and our Any Given Child Indy monthly e-newsletters.

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Think & Drink: Connect the Dots on May 16 at Sun King Brewery

Connect the Dots GraphicLooking to connect the dots between arts in education, Indianapolis Public Schools, and local arts organizations? Look no further and join us at Sun King Brewery on Monday, May 16 from 5:30 – 7 pm. Members of the Any Given Child Indy Community Arts Team will be present to begin a discussion with you and your friends about the importance of arts in education. Come learn about the work they are doing to bring equity to arts in education for K-8 students in Indianapolis Public Schools. Click here to find out who is represented on the Any Given Child Indy Community Arts Team.

Besides enjoying Sun King’s craft beer on a Monday night, activities at the event will include reminiscing about your favorite childhood arts experiences and rediscovering your inner child by partaking in fun arts activities.

We encourage you to bring a friend or two to this event. Not able to make it? Please take action and declare your support by signing the pledge and staying up-to-date with our monthly Any Given Child Indy e-news.

Please note this event is limited to guests over the age of 21.

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Recap: March 14 Conversation About Arts Education

Thank you to those who attended the Conversation About Arts Education on Monday, March 14, at Central Library. WFYI moderator Sharon Gamble led panelists Wanda Legrand (IPS), Ron Smith (Butler Lab School), Betty Perry (Metropolitan Youth Orchestra), and Shannon Linker (Arts Council of Indianapolis) through a discussion on the importance of arts in education. Those in attendance were able to hear the panelists share their personal testimonies in support of arts in education as well as insights into the work of Any Given Child Indy.

If you were unable to attend the Conversation About Arts Education, archived footage from the event may be watched below. A special thanks goes to WFYI and American Graduate for hosting this special event at Central Library!

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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.

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