Strategic Planning Year

The DC Collaborative is pleased to announce that Washington, DC was named the 25th Any Given Child city by The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in September of 2017.

Any Given Child DC embarked on a strategic planning year during the 2017-2018 school year. Lead by the DC Collaborative, a Community Arts Team comprised of 33 representatives from the Mayor's Office, DCPS Chancellor's office, arts educators, cultural institution partners, communications, corporate and philanthropic leaders was formed to devlop a vision statement to guide the strategic planning, collect data from teachers, principals and local cultural institutions and develop goals and action steps based on the vision and data collected. (View the Washington, DC CAT members.)

Vision and Values


All children will explore, create and communicate through the arts to contribute to their development and the success of our District.


Arts education is essential to students’ development and should be provided equitably to all DC students.

Our city is composed of unique national and local arts and humanities assets that should be utilized as an integral component of a comprehensive education.

A comprehensive arts education is inclusive of excellence in dedicated arts learning in the classroom, arts experiences outside of the classroom and arts integration in and through the curriculum.


  • Create strategic alignment across the public and private sectors in order to provide coordinated arts education to all students.
  • Eliminate barriers in order to ensure equity in arts education for all students.
  • Build capacity for all stakeholders to ensure the provision of arts education. 
  • Assess and evaluate the implementation and the collective impact of Any Given Child DC’s work on arts education.
  • Galvanize the community and raise awareness of and support for arts education by sharing the collective impact efforts of Any Given Child DC and support for equitable access to arts education.

View the Goals and Action StepsAny Given Child DC is now in its second year of implementing these goals. Participate in Any Given Child DC!

More Information

  • What is Collective Impact and Any Given Chld DC | View More
  • Join Any Given Chld DC! | View More
  • Collective Impact Resources | View More
  • Benefits to participating in Collective Impact for DC Collaborative Members | View More


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The DC Collaborative is a FY19 Service Organization grant recipient of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

The DC Collaborative is proud to receive a grant for its Collective Impact work supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.