Creative Learning Initiative (CLI)

The Creative Learning Initiative seeks to provide a quality, arts-rich education for every student at Austin ISD. The initiative is a collaborative effort among Austin ISD, MINDPOP, the city of Austin and community arts partners. CLI provides a specialized curriculum and professional development for educators with the goal of ensuring that students receive the benefits of creative learning across core curriculum subjects and in fine arts instruction.

CLI includes:

  • Dance and theatre specialists at elementary level
  • Campus arts audits and individualized plans
  • Increased community arts partnerships
  • Campus-level community building events
  • Districtwide curriculum development
  • Identification and mapping of neighborhood arts opportunities
  • Inclusion in the City of Austin’s Comprehensive 30-Year Plan
  • Professional development for artists and arts organizations