About the Program
The primary goal of the Kennedy Center’s Any Given Child initiative is to assist communities in developing a plan for expanded arts education in their schools, ensuring access and equity for all students in grades K-8. Tulsa was selected in March 2011 as the fifth Any Given Child partner city in the nation. The Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa leads the effort, while the City of Tulsa, Tulsa Public Schools and numerous Tulsa arts organizations serve as partners.
In September 2011, the Tulsa Any Given Child Community Arts Team; comprised of school district representatives, arts organizations, government officials, representatives from the Tulsa philanthropic community and other community leaders first convened. With the Kennedy Center’s guidance, this committee spent September 2011- July 2013 completing an extensive audit of local arts education resources, surveying TPS administrators and teachers and arts organizations. The team then developed a long-term vision and action plan for our community in which Any Given Child receives a complete arts education. Any Given Child-Tulsa was first implemented as part of the Tulsa Public Schools curriculum beginning in August 2013.
Any Given Child-Tulsa Vision
“We believe that all Tulsa Public School students must have equal access to sustained, high quality learning in the visual and performing arts. Every K-8 student should engage in live arts experiences through partnerships across the community and with arts specialists and classroom teachers who integrate the arts into ongoing classroom learning and connect students to the world around them. We value opportunities for all Tulsa children to create, communicate, and think in concrete and abstract ways. For Tulsa children, families and the community, the arts are essential.”
For more information contact Amber Litwack (Tait),
Director of Any Given Child-Tulsa: firstname.lastname@example.org