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The Burbank Arts Education Advocacy team is a group of community stakeholders whose mission is to support the Burbank Arts for All Foundation and the Burbank Unified School District in implementing its Visual and Performing Arts Education Policy. The team is now lead by the Burbank Arts for All Foundation as the Community Outreach Working Group (COWG). During the school year COWG meets on a monthly basis to:

1. Increase awareness, inspire and educate community on importance of arts education and Burbank Arts for All Foundation’s mission.
2. Support Foundation events and fundraising efforts through outreach to schools and community to engage volunteers, increase support by promoting attendance, recruit professional resources, and solicit in-kind donations.  Encourage membership in the Foundation.
3. To bring together, inform, and train a dynamic group of community members to advocate for the implementation of the school district’s long-range arts education plans as needed.

Founded in 2006, the Burbank Arts For All Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and community wide alliance of Burbank’s business leaders, municipal partners, educators, parents and art supporters. Through our two annual grant making cycles and community building efforts, we support arts education programming in media, visual and performing arts for the over 15,000 children in the Burbank Unified School District (BUSD). Our Community Outreach Working Group is comprised of parents, teachers, artists and community stakeholders who are aligned with our mission and assist the Foundation in the areas of Community Outreach, Schools Outreach and Volunteer Engagement.

Our mission is to ensure every student in Burbank public schools receives a quality arts education as part of their core curriculum.

The results of our work are seen in the classrooms, art presentations and performances at BUSD’s schools. Since our founding in 2006, the Foundation has awarded grant funds supporting a wide variety of dance, theatre, music, fine art and media art productions or projects, artist in residency programs, arts integration programs, professional development for teachers, sound system upgrades and strategic planning for Burbank Unified School District’s Arts for All plan.

The Foundation raises and allocates support funds for:
Musical instrument purchases
Media arts labs
Theater & dance experiences
Vocal music instruction
Visual arts curriculum
Basic art supplies
Tools to utilize creativity in academic classrooms
and MORE!

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With 9,869 votes cast last week in the Burbank City Council election, candidate Bob Frutos captured a solid majority with 5,262 votes and has been elected to a seat on the council.
Join the Burbank Arts for All Education Foundation on November 30th for coffee and treats and meet the new staff: Trena Pitchford, Director of Development, and Lisa Mallory, Operations Coordinator. To learn more and RSVP, please click here to visit their Facebook page. 
The Burbank Council PTA is joining with the Burbank Unified School District to host an evening with California Assemblyman Mike Gatto on Monday, October 24th.  Burbank's arts education foundation, Burbank Arts for All, will be in attendance.  The Burbank Arts for All Community Group can provide talking points regarding arts education to those inter
At the May 26th Arts for All Progress Report meeting, Burbank Arts Ed Advocacy Team Co-Chair Alexandra Helfrich gave an impressive presentation detailing the great work of the Burbank team this year.  Her speech is below. "I’d like to share what we learned this year during our partnership with Arts For All.


April 22, 2015 6:30-8:30pm

Join Burbank Arts For All - An Education Foundation for a 

Burbank High's Animation & Sculpture Program

Join special guests to learn about this amazing program and the growing partnership between Burbank High & Nickelodeon Studios!

And also:
-Find out how YOU can be a part of Party on the Plaza
-Be the FIRST to hear the results of our Spring Grant Cycle
-Hear updates on BUSD's Local Control Accountability Plan
-...and MORE!

Nickelodeon Animation
231 W Olive Ave. Burbank, CA 91502


Free to attend, but for security purposes, you MUST RSVP by Monday, April 20 to [email protected] org


Upcoming Meetings: 
May 6, 2015 9:00-11:00am

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