MISSION 

ArtsConnection’s mission is to create socially just learning environments that strengthen the diverse voices of NYC’s children and youth, cultivating their arts and academic skills for success in a changing world. 

HISTORY 

Founded in 1979 to fill a widening gap in access to the arts in NYC public schools, ArtsConnection serves young people and the adults who work with them through the facilitation of arts education programs that inspire change and positively shift educational pathways for young people.  Over the years we have evolved from service provider to a full educational partner, recognized nationally for creating successful arts education opportunities.   

WHAT’S NEW

WABC Eyewitness News

WABC Eyewitness News

New York’s number one News Channel 7 Eyewitness News reports on a special night celebrating the Arts in New...
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New York City’s Inaugural Nonprofit Advisory Council

New York City’s Inaugural Nonprofit Advisory Council

🎉 Congratulations to our Executive Director, Rachel Watts on being selected to champion nonprofits in NYC governance! “Every day,...
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ArtsConnection to Celebrate 45th Anniversary With Art is at the Heart Festival Benefit & More

ArtsConnection to Celebrate 45th Anniversary With Art is at the Heart Festival Benefit & More

By: Chloe Rabinowitz | Jan. 30, 2024 This year ArtsConnection will celebrate their 45th year of serving NYC public...
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