Any Given Child Indy 2016 – 2017 Community Report:
The 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 a copy of the report.

Any Given Child Indy Communications Toolkit:
Learn how to become a voice for arts education and Any Given Child Indy by reviewing our toolkit for all constituents and advocates. The toolkit provides talking points, tips to begin conversations about arts education, how to write a blog post and letters to the editor, and ways you can become involved with the initiative. Download a copy of the Communications Toolkit.

Americans for the Arts | Arts Education

Arts Organizations and School Partnerships:
American Pianists Association
Arts for Learning Indiana
Art with a Heart
Asante Children’s Theatre
Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site
Big Car 
Brick Street Poetry
Clowes Memorial Hall, Butler Arts Center
Dance Kaleidoscope
Drum Corps International
Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art
Indiana Historical Society
Indiana Music Education Association
Indiana Repertory Theatre
Indiana State Museum
Indianapolis Art Center
Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra
Indianapolis Children’s Choir
Indianapolis Early Music Festival
Indianapolis Jazz Foundation & Indy Jazz Festival
Indianapolis Museum of Art
Indianapolis Opera
Indianapolis Symphonic Choir
Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra
Indianapolis Zoo
Indy Jazz Fest
Kids Dance Outreach
Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library
Madame Walker Theatre Center
Music for All
New World Youth Orchestras
Partnerships for Lawrence
Philharmonic Orchestra of Indianapolis
Ronen Chamber Ensemble
Storytelling Arts of Indiana
The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis
WFYI Public Media
Young Actors Theatre

Additional Resources:
Arts Access in U.S. School (2009-10 FRSS)
Arts Education in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools: 1999-2000 and 2009-10 is a report released by the U.S. Department of Education and its Institute of Education Sciences (IES) that reports on data collected on student access to arts education and the resources available for such instruction.

Indiana Common Core Standards (INCC)
Indiana adopted the Common Core State Standards as the Indiana Common Core (INCC) in 2009. Governors and state commissioners of education from across the country participated in a state-led process to develop a common core of state standards in English/language arts and mathematics for grades K-12.

State Policy Report for Indiana
The Arts Education Partnership created a searchable database for tracking the latest information on state policies that support learning and teaching in the arts. AEP was established in 1995 through a unique inter-agency agreement between the National Endowment for Arts and the U.S. Department of Education.

Indiana Music Education Association
Indiana Music Education Association (IMEA) is a nonprofit professional membership and service organization that advances music education in the state of Indiana, serves music educators at all levels, and reaches 12,000 to 15,000 youth annually through its music programs and festivals. Founded in 1943, IMEA was historically a membership organization with a strong focus on professional development for music educators. While this is still a core focus of the organization, IMEA has expanded its efforts to meet the community demand for programs and services that support the inclusion of quality music education in schools.

The Arts Education Association of Indiana
AEAI is the professional organization for art education at all levels in the state of Indiana. AEAI offers resources to help art educators expand and continually improve and develop their arts programs to provide their students with the best art experience.

The National Coalition for Core Arts Standards (NCCAS)
The NCCAS has been hard at work drafting new national arts standards for K-12 classrooms. These standards are aligned to the Common Core, and they bring AIE into the 21st century by including media arts as a distinct discipline.

National Endowment for the Arts | Arts Education Resources
The National Endowment for the Arts is committed to providing leadership in arts education and to enhancing the quality of and access to arts education for our nation’s young people.

The Nation’s Report Card on Arts Education, Grade 8 | The National Assessment of Educational Progress 
The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) arts assessment measured students’ knowledge and skills in the arts disciplines of music and visual arts. In 2016, performance results at grade 8 were reported for the nation overall and for selected student demographic groups, such as race/ethnicity, gender, and the highest level of parental education.

More Information
Ernest Disney-Britton, Director of Grant Services & Education Partnerships
(317) 631-3301

Media requests
Dave Lawrence, President & CEO
(317) 631-3301

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