When All Classical Portland launched the International Children’s Arts Network (ICAN) one year ago, we couldn’t have imagined all the wonderful things that were in store for us. Thousands of teachers, families, children, and adults are tuning in to this one-of-a-kind 24-hour service. Over the past 366 days (thanks, Leap Year!) ICAN has worked with more than 100 young people to create over 1,000 audio segments; from poetry to adventures, from introducing music to telling stories, kids are at the heart of ICAN’s programming.
Join us in celebrating ICAN’s first birthday as we look back on where we’ve been, and get excited for where we’re headed. Here are some highlights from the last year!
ICAN (International Children’s Arts Network) is a radio service, the first of its kind in the nation, available on All Classical Portland’s HD-2 channel and online worldwide via icanradio.org. Through its special programming, ICAN promotes cross-cultural awareness and fosters emotional intelligence. Designed for young listeners, the network features music and literature from around the world. The content is produced locally, sourced and shared globally, and curated by All Classical Portland and regional arts organization partners. Along with music, songs, poems, and stories shared on the network, the hosts share context about the music and literature. For example, imagine hearing classic stories, new guided adventures, together with the music you love.