Exchange ideas, discover resources, be inspired by creativity! Burbank Arts for All Foundation’s Community Exchange (The Exchange) convenes a growing group of parents, teachers, artists, citizens, and community leaders working together to keep arts education a priority in Burbank’s public schools.

The Exchange is led by the Foundation, in partnership with Burbank Unified School District (BUSD), with additional support provided by volunteer leadership known as the Arts Advocacy Leaders (AAL) to ensure the Exchange’s success. You play an important role in your child’s education. We encourage you to join our community of artists, educators, civic and community leaders.

Want more resources? Visit our Be Informed page.

YOU are invited to our next
Community Exchange:

Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Edison Elementary School

Become inspired when you learn about the exciting arts education programs included in the Edison Elementary School Fine Arts Wheel like woodcarving, rhythm workshops, improv and more!

Ask questions and see kids create!

Hear from Edison Elementary Principal, Laura Flosi, and parent volunteer, Brenda Etterbeek,
along with Edison teachers, parents, and students as they share the outcomes of Edison’s Fine Arts Wheel, which impacted ALL TK – 5th grade students this year!

After their presentation, we want to hear from YOU!
You’re invited to share what happened in arts education at your school site this year: what went well,
what hurdles you may have encountered, and what help you may need.

Click here to Download the Community Exchange flyer!


Bring a friend with you! It’s free to attend and ALL are welcome!

Thomas Edison Elementary School
(2110 Chestnut Street, Burbank, CA 91506)
RSVPs are encouraged but not required.
Send your RSVP to Saundra Montijo, Program and Outreach Manager, at Saundra@BurbankArtsforAll.org

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During the school year, The Exchange meets to:

  1. Inspire and educate the community on the importance of arts education and Burbank Arts for All Foundation’s vision and mission.
  2. Increase communication with, and presence in, all BUSD schools to strengthen administration, parent, and student support of arts education.
  3. Inform and train a dynamic group of community advocates to support arts education for all BUSD students and the implementation of the BUSD’s Arts for All Plan. Monitor local, state, and federal legislative initiatives that impact arts education and funding.
  4. Engage volunteers to support Foundation convenings and fundraising efforts by promoting attendance and acquiring in-kind donations. Encourage membership to the Foundation.

If you would like to be added to our Community Email List and receive meeting notifications,
please contact Saundra Montijo, Program and Outreach Manager, at saundra@burbankartsforall.org.


Wednesday, September 6, 20017 (9:30am-11:30am) – The Colony Theatre

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 (6:30pm-8:30pm) – D’Argenzio’s Wine Enoteca

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 (6:30pm-8:30pm) – McKinley Elementary School

Wednesday, May 9, 2017 (9:30am-11:30am) – Thomas Edison Elementary School


Wednesday, September 6, 20017 – The Colony Theatre
September 2017 Community Exchange Notes

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 – D’Argenzio’s Wine Enoteca
Meeting Notes Coming Soon!



2016-2017 Meeting Archives:

August 31, 2016 (9:30am-11:30am) – Community Services Building
August 2016 Community Meeting Notes

September 28, 2016 (6:30pm-8:30pm) – D’Argenzio’s
September 2016 Community Meeting Notes

December 7, 2016 (6:30pm-8:30pm) – Washington Elementary
December 2016 Community Meeting Notes

January 25, 2017 (6:30pm-8:30pm) – Monterey High School
January 2017 Community Meeting Notes

April 5, 2017 (6:30pm-8:30pm) – Bret Harte Elementary
April 2017 Community Meeting Notes

May 10, 2017 (9:30am-11:30am) – IMX Auto Group
May 2017 Community Meeting Notes

2015-2016 Meeting Archives:

September 2, 2015 9:30-11:30am – Community Services Building
September 2015 Community Meeting Notes

October 7, 2015 6:30-8:30pm – D’Argenzio’s
October 2015 Community Meeting Notes

December 2, 2015 9:30-11:30am – Miller Elementary
December 2015 Community Meeting Notes

January 13, 2016 6:30-8:30pm – Disney Elementary
January 2016 Community Meeting Notes

March 9, 2016 9:30-11:30am – New York Film Academy
March 2016 Community Meeting Notes

April 13, 2016 6:30-8:30pm – Jordan Middle School
April 2016 Community Meeting Notes

May 11, 2016 9:30-11:30am – The Colony Theatre
May 2016 Community Meeting Notes

2014-2015 Meeting Archives:

Wednesday, May 6, 2014 – 9:00am-11:00am
John Burroughs High School Library – May Community Meeting Notes

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 – 6:30pm-8:30pm
Nickelodeon Studios – April Community Meeting Notes

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 – 9:00am-11:00am
Community Services Building – February Community Meeting Notes

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 – 6:30pm-8:30pm
Roosevelt Elementary School – January Community Meeting Notes

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 – 9:00am-11:00am
Aramark – November Community Meeting Notes

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 – 6:30pm-8:30pm
D’Argenzio Wine Tasting Enoteca – October Community Meeting Notes

September 3, 2014 9:30-11:30am
Community Services Building – September Community Meeting Notes

2013-2014 Meeting Archives:

May 14, 2014 9:30-11:30am
The Colony Theatre – May Community Meeting Notes

April 9, 2014 6:30-8:30pm
John Muir Middle School – April Community Meeting Notes

March 5, 2014 9:30-11:30am
Community Services Building – March Community Meeting Notes

January 29, 2014 6:30-8:30pm
Burbank High School – January Community Meeting Notes

November 13, 2013 9:30-11:30am
KCET – November Community Meeting Notes

October 16, 2013 6:30-8:30pm
Jefferson Elementary School Library – October Community Meeting Notes

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 9:30am-11:30am
City of Burbank – September Community Meeting Notes

2011-2013 Meeting Archives:

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 9:30-11:30 am
Community Chevrolet – Community Meeting Notes

Wednesday April 11, 2013 6:30-8:30 pm
Luther Burbank Middle School Exploring Technology Lab – Community Meeting Notes

Wednesday, February 6, 2013 6:30-8:30 pm
Providencia Elementary School Community Room – Community Meeting Notes

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 9:30 – 11:30 am
Woodbury University Ahmanson Main Space – Community Meeting Notes

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 6:30 – 8:30 pm
John Burroughs High School Multi Purpose Room – Community Meeting Notes

September 5, 2012, 9:30 – 11:30am
The Victory Theatre Center – Community Meeting Notes

2012/2013 Community Outreach Action Plan & Committees

January 26, 2012 – Community Meeting Notes

November 30, 2011 – Community Meeting Notes

October 26, 2011 – Community Meeting Notes

September 7, 2011 – Community Meeting Notes

September 7, 2011 – Presentation Slides

2011 / 2012 Community Outreach Action Plan & Subcommittees