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Education at the Kennedy Center

Every art form. Every age. Everywhere.

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John F. Kennedy Quote

I look forward to an America which will steadily raise the standards of artistic accomplishment and which will steadily enlarge cultural opportunities for all of our citizens.

– President John F. Kennedy

Since 1971, Kennedy Center Education has set the bar for arts learning, creativity, and accessibility by providing powerful, culturally relevant experiences for all. Onstage and online, in the classroom and the community, Kennedy Center Education serves over seven million learners each year.

We invite you to join us in exploring every art form, for every age, everywhere.

Kennedy Center Education Programs


ArtsEdgeAs the Kennedy Center's Digital Learning platform, ArtsEdge works to increase literacies in all the arts: dance, visual arts, music, theater, and media arts—for young people, the people who teach them, and the communities and organizations that support them.

Research & Evaluation

tablet with research graphsThe Research and Evaluation team gathers data and conducts KC Education studies in order to improve programs, gather evidence of what works, and inform decisions about local and national arts education offerings.

National Influence

National Influence MapThe Kennedy Center supports the arts and education nationally through online resources, capacity-building partnerships, training opportunities, awards and competitions, and touring performances.