iCAN permanently ceased all program operations on June 30th, 2016. All inquiries may be directed to info@icansbc.org

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iCAN Touted for Success in Delivering Equitable Arts Education

iCAN Touted for Success in Delivering Equitable Arts Education

Santa Barbara-based iCAN (Incredible Children’s Art Network) was recently featured by Noozhawk in a story highlighting the organization’s commitment to high-quality arts programming, coalition building with local stakeholders, and education initiatives that alleviate the disparity in arts access. The article discussed…

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iCAN Invites Community to Remaining Spring Art Shows

iCAN Invites Community to Remaining Spring Art Shows

Throughout the year, iCAN (Incredible Children’s Art Network) hosts a series of exhibitions, performances and public events both in town and on school campuses. iCAN invites the community to attend the remainder of its Spring Art Show series. At an iCAN Art Show, a diverse assortment of artwork is on display in a variety of…

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Think iCAN! Think iCAN!

Think iCAN! Think iCAN!

In our amazing culture-rich seaside city where art walks are held every month, museums and historic theaters line State Street, and numerous dance, musical, and theatrical performances are held year-round, I was spruced to find that Santa Barbara’s children have been the unfortunate bystanders of bureaucracy…

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Donna Ronzone to Serve as Director of VAPA and Special Projects

At last night’s board of education meeting, the board voted (5:0) to approve the appointment of Donna Ronzone to the position of director of visual and performing arts (VAPA) and special projects. Dr. Ronzone joined the district in the 2004-2005 school year as principal of Roosevelt Elementary School, a position she will remain…

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iCAN Students Continue to Receive High Quality Arts Education

iCAN Students Continue to Receive High Quality Arts Education

Local philanthropist, Jim Kearns, has started on a mission to ensure that all children in the Santa Barbara public school system have access to high quality arts programs because he sees the correlation between arts education and the individual success of each child. With the support of others who share this passion, Jim…

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Santa Barbara Native, Xóchitl Tafoya, Returns as Director of iCAN Music Program

Santa Barbara Native, Xóchitl Tafoya, Returns as Director of iCAN Music Program

The Incredible Children’s Art Network (iCAN) is pleased to announce the promotion of Xóchitl Tafoya to director of the iCAN Music Program. Tafoya, who recently served as associate director with the program’s founding director, Adam Johnston, will now oversee the after-school program at Franklin Elementary School….

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Students from iCAN Music Program Spread Holiday Cheer — Flash Mob Style

Students from iCAN Music Program Spread Holiday Cheer — Flash Mob Style

Local philanthropist, Jim Kearns, has started on a mission to ensure that all children in the Santa Barbara public school system have access to high quality arts programs because he sees the correlation between arts education and the individual success of each child. With the support of others who share this passion, Jim…

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For Young Artists, Pride on Display with Latest Mural

For Young Artists, Pride on Display with Latest Mural

The walls lining a hallway between the quad and the auditorium at Santa Barbara Junior High School are no longer a drab cream color. They have been transformed into swirling, cobalt waves, thanks to a dozen young artists. The floor-to-ceiling mural was unveiled on Wednesday, and is the impressive product of the City…

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