The John F. Kennedy Center
In 2011, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts selected Austin, Texas as the seventh partner city for Any Given Child, a program that creates a long-range arts education plan for students in grades K-8.
Any Given Child seeks to bring access, balance, and equity to each child’s arts education, using an affordable model that combines the resources of the school district, local arts groups, and the Kennedy Center. Austin, Texas joins existing partnerships in Sacramento, California; Springfield, Missouri; Portland, Oregon; Las Vegas, Nevada; Tulsa, Oklahoma; and Sarasota, Florida.
Through the designation of this program, AISD, the City of Austin, and MINDPOP developed the Creative Learning Initiative to create arts-rich school in Austin, Texas.