SELMA – Selma Unified is seeking input for new arts opportunities made possible by The Kennedy Arts Center’s Any Given Child Program.

The vision of the Selma Community Arts Team is to provide access to all art disciplines for every student from kindergarten through eighth grade.

Superintendent Tanya Fisher said the goal is to educate the whole child by providing opportunities that stimulate imagination and innovation while making real-life connections.

“Students will engage in a broad range of art disciplines through observation, appreciation, participation, exhibition and performance. We will celebrate and cultivate our students’ life-long curiosity and engagement with the arts,” she said. “Please help us by letting us know about the arts in our community by taking the survey.”

Community members who would like to give input may log on to

The survey will need your email address and ask questions such as how long you’ve lived in Selma and your family’s participation in current community activities. The survey asks you to rate the importance of such matters as building self-confidence, self-discipline, collaboration skills and creative abilities through the arts.

Participants will also be asked to rate the importance of various arts education opportunities such as dance, drama, music, artists’ visits, field trips and after-school or summer arts programs.

Participants will also be asked to share their opinion on barriers to such opportunities and to compare the town’s and schools’ arts education programs to other communities.

Learn more about The Kennedy Art Center’s program online at

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