Roles and Responsibilities
The Coordinator is the primary contact for the Kennedy Center throughout the Any Given Child program. The Coordinator should be a person with a full-time position at the lead organization for the Any Given Child program, rather than a volunteer. It is helpful for the Coordinator to be connected to an institution that has access to office materials, audio/visual equipment, and supplies that can be made available for the Community Arts Team (CAT) meetings.
A detailed description of the Coordinator's responsibilities is available here.
The Community Arts Team
The Community Arts Team (CAT) is the heart of the Any Given Child strategic planning process. Composed of a diverse, broad cross-section of the community, the CAT includes high-level leaders and is responsible for developing and distributing survey instruments that identify arts education resources provided by the schools and the community, reviewing the data resulting from the surveys, and developing long-range goals based on the information gathered from the surveys.
The Working Group
The Working Group is a small cadre of leaders from within the Community Arts Team (CAT) that gathers to discuss strategies for distribution of survey instruments and best ways to publicly communicate the work of the CAT. The Working Group is also charged with developing the goals and action steps of the strategic plan for review and approval by the CAT. The Working Group typically meets between CAT meetings, as well as immediately following each CAT meeting.
The Implementation Committee
This group comes into play during the Implementation Phase. It may be the same group as the CAT, but it often does not include all the same members. Most communities invite high-level decision makers to serve on this committee, which meets to ensure that the goals and recommendations developed during the strategic planning phase are resourced and executed.
The Kennedy Center
Kennedy Center staff and consultants attend and facilitate each of the Community Arts Team meetings during the Strategic Planning Phase (Phase I) of the project. In collaboration with the Coordinator, they develop meeting agendas, evaluate the progress of the Any Given Child program, discuss and plan for staffing and resources, address any challenges or questions that emerge, and assist the Coordinator in overseeing the initiative. During the Implementation Phase (Phase II), Kennedy Center staff visit up to twice each year to meet with the Implementation Committee and to view the work of the initiative in action. Kennedy Center staff is available throughout the year for consultation by phone and email.
For complete Roles and Responsibilities, please review the Any Given Child booklet, pages 9 to 12.