Arts and Schools
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.
The Kennedy Center's free digital resource for teaching and learning in, through, and about the arts.
Changing Education Through the Arts
(Professional Learning for Educators)
Professional Learning in the Arts for Teachers, School Administrators, and Teaching Artists.
National Partnerships supports arts education practice and partnerships through professional learning, technical support, and resources for its national networks.
- Partners in Education (PIE)
- Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education Network (KCAAEN)
- Any Given Child
Performing Arts Series
The Performing Arts Series is an online arts-based resource of full-length programs and short video clips featuring world-renowned artists and companies in performances, demonstrations, and discussions.
Partnerships with DC Public and Charter Schools
The Kennedy Center is committed to supporting Pre-K to grade 12 students learning in, through, and about the arts through partnerships with District of Columbia public schools and community groups, and by providing opportunities to individual students.
The Kennedy Center/Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Awards
Annual $10,000 awards that celebrate the contributions of great teachers from all subject areas serving students of all ages, from pre-kindergarten to post-secondary.
Arts and Special Education
The Kennedy Center and its affiliate VSA recognize that the arts play a vital role in the education of students with disabilities. We are committed to serving as leaders in advancing opportunities in the arts for children with disabilities in K–12 education.
Funding for the Kennedy Center’s Accessibility Initiatives is provided by
Mike and Julie Connors and the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation.
Major support for educational programs at the Kennedy Center is provided by
David and Alice Rubenstein through the Rubenstein Arts Access Program.
Additional support is provided by the U.S. Department of Education.
Gifts and grants to these programs are provided by Adobe Foundation; Sandra K. & Clement C. Alpert; AnBryce Foundation; AT&T; Bank of America; Bernstein Family Foundation; The Honorable Stuart Bernstein and Wilma E. Bernstein; Capital One Bank; Carter and Melissa Cafritz Charitable Trust; Centene Charitable Foundation; The Charles Engelhard Foundation; The Clark Charitable Foundation; Community Advisory Board; DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities; Dr. Gerald and Paula McNichols Foundation; David Gregory and Beth Wilkinson; Harman Family Foundation; The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust; Hilton Worldwide; The Isadore and Bertha Gudelsky Family Foundation, Inc.; The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation; Mr. James V. Kimsey; The King-White Family Foundation and Dr. J. Douglas White; The Kiplinger Foundation; Natalie and Herb Kohler and Kohler Co.; The Macy's Foundation; Linda and Tobia Mercuro; The Meredith Foundation; The Millennium Stage Endowment Fund; The Morningstar Foundation; The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation; Myra and Leura Younker Endowment Fund; National Endowment for the Arts; Newman's Own Foundation; Park Foundation, Inc.; Paul M. Angell Family Foundation; Mrs. Irene Pollin; Prince Charitable Trusts; Rose Mary Kennedy Education Fund; Dr. Deborah Rose and Dr. Jan A. J. Stolwijk; Ryna and Melvin Cohen Family Foundation; Share Fund; Mr. and Mrs. Albert H. Small; Suzy and Bob Pence; Target; The Volgenau Foundation; Volkswagen Group of America; Sherry and Eddie Wachs; Washington Gas; Wells Fargo; Beatrice and Anthony Welters; William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust; generous contributors to the Abe Fortas Memorial Fund, and by a major gift to the fund from the late Carolyn E. Agger, widow of Abe Fortas.
Education and related artistic programs are also made possible through the generosity of the
National Committee for the Performing Arts and the President’s Advisory Committee on the Arts.
The content of these programs may have been developed under a grant from the U.S. Department of Education and does not necessarily represent the policy of the U.S. Department of Education. You should not assume endorsement by the federal government.