Any Given Child is a program initiative developed by the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in Washington D.C. to bring access and equity to arts education during the school day for K-8 students. The 2013-14 school year is the third year of the program, and serves Robla, Sacramento City and Twin Rivers School Districts, through a partnership between the Kennedy Center and Mayor Kevin Johnson’s For Arts Sake initiative. An important goal of the program is to develop a systematic, equitable process for making community arts resources available to the region’s schools.
The Arts Commission administers the three areas of Any Given Child programming: Arts Exposure Experiences, in-class arts residencies, and professional development for teaching artists, classroom teachers, and school administrators.
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Creative Aging: There’s an Art to Getting Older
Recent research shows that new brain cells keep developing throughout our lifespan if we stretch ourselves by getting involved in activities new to us, such as exploring new creative and artistic skills. In response, a citywide program of workshops and classes was launched last year to inspire and encourage adults 50 years old and better to get involved in the arts.
Creative Aging is offered through a partnership with Sacramento Metropolitan Arts and the Sacramento Department of Parks & Recreation, Older Adult Services Section and is funded by the E.M. Hart Trust Fund.
2014 classes will begin in January. Please register for our e-newsletter to receive updates.
Model Arts Program
The Arts Commission is committed to developing model programs in school districts in Sacramento County. We welcome inquiries from school districts interested in replicating any of our programs or developing new projects. To learn more please email Erika Kraft, or call (916) 808-3983.
Community Arts Program
The Arts Commission is committed to facilitating collaborations where community organizations partner with regional artists in the visual, performing, media, or literary arts to develop projects that promote their organizational missions and enrich their important work in the community. We welcome inquiries from community organizations interested in replicating any of our programs or developing new projects. To learn more please email Erika Kraft, or call (916) 808-3983.
Congressional Art Competition
In the spring of every year, the United States House of Representatives hosts a Congressional Art Competition for high school artists. Members of Congress hold contests within their districts to choose winning pieces of art by high school students, and the winning entries from all districts are displayed in the Cannon Tunnel at the U.S. Capitol for a period of one year. The winning student from each district is invited to Washington, DC for the ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Feel free to e-mail the Arts Education program or call (916) 808-3983 with questions.