Current Projects

Any Given Child Designation by the Kennedy Center

Any Given Child seeks to bring access, balance, and equity to each child’s art education, using an affordable model that combines the resources of the school district, local arts groups, and the Kennedy Center. This program creates a Long-Range Arts Education Plan for Students Grades K-8. We are in the first few months of the planning process!

Check out the Press Release Video for the Any Given Child Announcement that our Mayor, City Manager and Superintendent participated in. Watch the Video!.

Creative Classroom Pilot

This project supports the district’s strategic goal of equitable access to and support of quality fine arts and creative learning instruction as a part of a strong core academic curriculum for all students. Grounded in research suggesting students attending arts-rich schools experience improved academic achievement, pro-social behaviors and college attainment, the Creative Classroom Initiative will develop a demonstration model for “arts-rich schools” at the High School, Middle School and Elementary School levels using the McCallum HS vertical team strand as a development site.

Searchable Creative Learning Directory

MINDPOP partnered with the Austin Creative Alliance to build an online, searchable creative learning directory on Now Playing Austin. Teachers, administrators and parents can learn about community offerings and connect to providers. Start searching...

MindPOP Fellowship for Creative Leadership

MINDPOP is pleased to introduce our inaugural Fellowship for Creative Leadership to rising seniors from McCallum High School and Fine Arts Academy and the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders. This fellowship centers around a paid, summer internship with one of Austin's creative organizations or businesses. Learn more about what else students will experience as fellows.