In 2004, the Los Angeles County Arts Commission invited the participation of Burbank Unified School District, along with selected districts from each Board of Supervisor’s area to participate in the 2004/2005 planning process supported by Arts for All: Los Angeles County Regional Blueprint for Arts Education.Arts for All is an ongoing strategic plan and initiative dedicated to restoring dance, music, theater and visual arts to every school district in Los Angeles County.
Technical assistance is provided to districts through coaches, professional development, matching funds, materials and resources. LAUSD has their own version of an overall arts plan.
The Arts for All plan was formally adopted by the BUSD Board of Education in December of 2006 after a rigorous planning process by the Burbank Arts for All team. As a direct result of activating the Arts for All plan, the district hired a full-time Visual and Performing Arts Coordinator, Peggy Flynn, and helped to establish the Burbank Arts Education Foundation (now called the Burbank Arts for All Foundation).
In 2012, the original Burbank Arts for All plan came to a conclusion. Leadership saw that in order to remain a vital partner in LA County’s Arts for All efforts, it was critical to re-engag in a new planning effort that would capture the current needs, goals and dreams for the arts in the Burbank Unified School District. An outstanding team of diverse individuals, representing every level of the district and all the key stakeholder groups in the community convened to collaborate on the updated plan.
Burbank Unified is very proud to be considered a leader in the Los Angeles County Arts Commission Arts for all Initiative.