Through the collaborative efforts of The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, MINDPOP, and the City of Austin, Austin ISD is developing a creative learning demonstration model for school districts across the nation. 

If you would like more information on how you can help support this program, contact Creative Learning Coordinator John Green-Otero at (512) 414-4731.

The John F. Kennedy Center

AGClogoIn 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.  

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. 


Mindpop logoMINDPOP exists to expand creative learning in the classroom.  MINDPOP has partnered with Austin ISD to support the district’s strategic goal of equitable access to and support of quality fine arts and creative learning instruction as a part of a strong core academic curriculum for all students.

The Creative Learning Initiative is grounded in research suggesting students attending arts-rich schools experience improved academic achievement, pro-social behaviors and college attainment.

For more information about MINDPOP, visit 

Point of contact: Dr. Brent Hasty, Executive Director

City of Austin

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As the "live music capital of the world", the City of Austin values creativity. It also acknowledges that the future of the city lies in Austin's greatest asset:  its people.  

Today's workforce requires a wide variety of skills that can adapt to today's innovative business landscape.  The City of Austin is committed to working in partnership with our schools and institutions of higher learning to provide everyone with equal opportunities for high quality education.    

The Creative Learning Initiative will provide students attending Austin ISD with the opportunity to engage in their education in a deep and meaningful way.  The City of Austin is excited about partnering with Austin ISD for this initiative and looks forward to creating opportunities for students and teachers to create, collaborate, innovate and contribute to the vibrancy of our great city.

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