Juneau is very proud to be the 11th national site chosen for the Kennedy Center’s Ensuring the Arts for Any Given Child initiative. The primary goal of the Kennedy Center’s program is to assist communities in developing and implementing a plan for expanded arts education in their schools, ensuring access and equity for all students in grades K-8.
The goal of the Any Given Child Juneau initiative is to create full access to and equity in arts education programs and resources for K-12 students.
To achieve this goal, the Community Arts Team:
1) Developed long-term goals and short-term action steps for planning, implementing, and sustaining arts education programs and resources for students.
2) Established an organizational infrastructure to oversee and sustain an effective effort, including a dedicated working group of key community leaders and a dedicated Any Given Child coordinator sponsored by the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council.
3) Works to develop support systems (including data collection, resources, and professional development) for arts education providers, such as classroom teachers, arts specialists, administrators, arts organizations, and teaching artists.
4) Seeks to secure funding and other resources necessary to sustain the community’s long-term goals for K-12 arts education for every child.
5) Plans for communication and collaboration with policymakers and leaders to influence arts and education policy in the school district, local government, and arts organizations, so that the initiative’s gains are institutionalized.
Links to other Any Given Child sites and Action plans to download/ Direct links: