Any Given Child

Collectively striving to provide greater, more equitable access to quality arts education in Northeast Florida

Under the leadership of CAP, Any Given Child Jacksonville advocates for arts education. 

Working with Duval County Public Schools, local arts organizations, artists and community leaders, AGC Jacksonville ensures all K-8 students in Duval County have equitable access to learning in the arts. The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts launched Ensuring the Arts for Any Given Child in 2009, and selected Jacksonville to be an AGC community in 2013. Jacksonville is one of 28 communities participating in this national collective impact initiative.

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Program Services

Capacity Building


Cross Sector Collaboration

Advocacy and Communications

Community Outcomes

Since 2014, AGC Jacksonville has initiated, facilitated or tracked the following achievements for our community:

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4 times the number of annual professional development offerings for arts educators

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30% increase in the number of full-time DCPS arts educators

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Creation of Landscape of Education in the Arts in Duval (LEAD) and Jacksonville’s first-ever artlook® map to track arts opportunities in the city

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District leaders including the Supervisor of Arts ensured arts education remained a priority for every DCPS student when shifting to virtual learning during the pandemic

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100% of school board candidates in both 2018 and 2020 agreed that expansion of the arts should be a top priority for the district

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Creation of a new arts magnet school

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More than 3 times the number of students participating in the arts

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3 times the number of local media mentions in support of arts education

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More than $17 million in arts-related scholarships to DCPS students


Any Given Child Jacksonville is funded in part by:

AGC Jacksonville Steering Committee

Vicky Basra  |  Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center

Calvin Bryant  |  C7 Creative

Ellen Cottrill  |  Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville

Karen Feagins  |  PNC Bank

Laurie Hoppock  |  Duval County Public Schools

Kim Kuta Dring  |  Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens

Jane Lester  |  Community Arts Education Advocate

Dr. Maira Martelo  |  Jacksonville Public Education Fund

Dr. Shanker Menon  |  Community Arts Education Advocate

Alex Osborne  |  World Affairs Council of Jacksonville

Stephen Pollan  |  Assessment Technologies Group

Marianne Rice  |  Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra

Dr. Timothy Snyder  |  Jacksonville University

David Wingard  |  Wingard

At Large
Dr. Diana Greene  |  Duval County Public Schools

Paul Sznewajs  |  Ingenuity, Inc.

Partners in Arts Education

Adecco Staffing, USA



Arthur Vining Davis Foundations

Assessment Technologies Group

Atlantic Beach Experimental Theatre

City Kids Art Factory

The Community Foundation of Northeast Florida

Creatively Independent

Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach

Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville

Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens

Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center

Duval County Public Schools

Don’t Miss A Beat, Inc.

Essential Culture Podcast Network

First Coast School of Music

The Florida Ballet

Florida Blue

Friday Musicale, Inc.

FSCJ Artist Series

Ingenuity, Inc.

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Jacksonville Children’s Chorus

Jacksonville Dance Theatre

Jacksonville Public Education Fund

Jacksonville Symphony

Jacksonville University

Jaguars Foundation


Kids Hope Alliance

Lombardo Family

Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville

National Endowment for the Arts

Opera Jacksonville

Performers Academy

PNC Bank

Ritz Theatre and Museum

Theatre Jacksonville

UNF School of Music

United Way of Northeast Florida

VSA Florida



World Affairs Council of Jacksonville

Learn More and Get Involved

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