Any Given Child Madison

Madison is proud to be the 12th city in a growing network of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts’ Ensuring the Arts for Any Given Child cities committed to ensuring our students have a quality, well-rounded education that provides access to the Arts.

An education that includes the Arts:

ENGAGES students and increases their learning and achievement

DEVELOPS essential skills that prepare our students to be successful in the 21st century workforce

PREPARES students to become productive members of their community

After-School Residency at Overture Center with Sherman and Cherokee Middle Schools

After-School Residency at Overture Center with Sherman and Cherokee Middle Schools

Partners

Any Given Child Madison is graciously supported by

Carl M. Hudig

Foundation for Madison's Public Schools

Madison Metropolitan School District

Madison Arts Commission

Overture Center for the Arts

Steve Stricker American Family Insurance Foundation

This program would not be possible without the support of The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. 

Any Given Child Madison
Executive Team

Melinda Heinritz, Executive Director, Foundation for Madison's Public Schools

Sandra Gajic, CEO, Overture Center for the Arts

Jennifer Cheatham, Superintendent, Madison Metropolitan School District

Yorel Lashley, Director, UW Community Arts Collaboratory

Satya Rhodes-Conway, Mayor, City of Madison

Any Given Child Madison
Leadership Team

Melinda Heinritz, Executive Director, Foundation for Madison's Public Schools

Alanna Medearis, Director of Education and Community Engagement, Overture Center for the Arts

Peter Kuzma, Arts Education Coordinator, Madison Metropolitan School District

Stephanie Richards, Operations Manager, UW Community Arts Collaboratory

Kia Karlen, Chair, Madison Arts Commission

Francesca Rodriquez, Strategic Program Coordinator, UW Madison School of Education

Karin Wolf, Arts Program Administrator, City of Madison

Any Given Child Madison Community Arts Team (Phase I)

On September 25, 2013, the Community Arts Team met for the first time under the guidance of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts to create a strategic plan for ensuring equitable access to arts education for Madison K-8 students. One year later, the Madison Community Arts Team presented a collective, comprehensive arts education plan for Madison, WI.

Allen Arnsten, Foley and Lardner LLP
Shahanna Baldon, Madison Metropolitan School District
Joseph Banks, Boys and Girls Club of Dane County
Erica Berman, Children’s Theater of Madison
Shiva Bidar-Sielaff, Madison Common Council
Sheri Castelnuovo, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art
Ted DeDee, Overture Center for the Arts
Elizabeth Doyle, Madison Metropolitan School District
Kay Enright, Madison Metropolitan School District
Laurie Fellenz, Madison Metropolitan School District
Ray Gargano, Overture Center for the Arts
Stephanie Hayden, Foundation for Madison’s Public Schools
Peng Her, Urban League
Michael Hertting, Madison Metropolitan School District
Melanie Herzog, Edgewood College
Astra Miriaku Iheukumere, City of Madison-Office of the Mayor
Maureen Johannigman, Bolz Center for Arts Administration
Michelle Kaebisch, Madison Symphony Orchestra
Kia Karlen, Madison Children’s Museum
Anne Katz, Arts Wisconsin
Peg Keeler, Madison Metropolitan School District
Anne Lambert, Chazen Museum of Art
Howard Landsman, Great Madison Jazz Consortium
Tom Linfield, Madison Community Foundation
Susan Lipp, Full Compass
José Madera, UW Madison - College of Letters & Science
Lauren Martin, United Way of Dane County
Sharon Neylon, Madison School & Community Recreation
Beth Racette, Overture Center for the Arts
Michael Ross, Madison Youth Choirs
Mark Saltzman, Madison Metropolitan School District
Tim Sauers, Overture Center for the Arts
Barb Schrank, Madison Arts Commission
Sofia Snow, First Wave - UW Madison
Stuart Stotts, Kennedy Center Artist
Beth Vaade, Madison Metropolitan School District
Kathie Wagner, VSA Wisconsin
Sherry Wagner-Henry, Bolz Center for Arts Administration
Brian Wild, Boys and Girls Club of Dane County
Karin Wolf, City of Madison-PCED