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ArtsConnection Welcomes Newest Board Members

A Warm Welcome to Our Newest Board Members! ArtsConnection is pleased to welcome the most recent additions to our Board of Directors. We are delighted to have added directors with expertise in the arts, finance, fundraising, marketing and data analytics. We are grateful to each of these wonderful volunteers for joining our organization’s governance and […]

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Alda Reuter

Alda Reuter

Alda Reuter Co-founder, Artistic Director Mexico Beyond Mariachi; Dance, Flute, Percussion, Vocals A gifted dancer and accomplished percussionist, Alda brings unparalleled knowledge and enthusiasm for the folk traditions of Mexico to every performance. As an educator, her experience and compassion have been valued by many arts organizations, teachers and students. Creating a productive environment that […]

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Jojo Gonzalez

Jojo Gonzalez

Jojo Gonzalez Theatre (Early Elementary, Creative Dramatics/Devising/Playmaking, Musical Theater, Shakespeare/Classic Theater) Jojo Gonzalez is a veteran Teaching Artist and Actor. As a Teaching Artist, he has collaborated with countless children all over the city to create original theatrical presentations based on the children’s imagination. In 2014, he received the Janklow Award for his commitment to […]

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ArtsConnection’s Artist Institute Inspires and Informs

ArtsConnection’s Artist Institute Inspires and Informs #WeAreArtsConnected #AlwaysConnected   At the beginning of any typical school year, ArtsConnection’s program staff and teaching artist faculty gather in A.R.T. NY’s rehearsal studios adjacent to our administrative offices to prepare for the excitement of returning to the classrooms and stages in our public schools and to guiding our […]

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Helen Frankenthaler Foundation Announces Two-Year Grant Towards ArtsConnection Teen Programs

Image: Helen Frankenthaler, “New Paths,” 1973, acrylic on canvas, 54 ¾ × 109 inches (139 × 276.9 cm) © 2020 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS) New York   ArtsConnection is grateful to the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation for funding our Teens Curate Teens (TCT) and Teen Reviewers and Critics (TRaC) program with a two-year […]

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Staying Connected, Staying Engaged, Ready for the New School Year!

#WeAreArtsConnected #AlwaysConnected During a summer unlike any other, ArtsConnection did not break its stride, continuing to provide engaging digital opportunities linking children and teens to art sessions across the disciplines. Building on the rigorous spring Think Tanks, which convened 74 teaching artists and the entire program and administrative staffs to create, reflect on, and carry out remote […]

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Teen Reviewers and Critics (TRaC) Fall Application Is Live!

Teen Reviewers and Critics (TRaC) Application is Live Now! TRaC is a FREE after-school opportunity for teens to explore the arts in NYC. Each fall and spring, participants spend 10 weeks attending performances and exhibitions in NYC, meeting artists, learning the art of discussion and critical writing, publishing reviews on our online publication The JAR and so much […]

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ArtsConnection Welcomes Its New Executive Director

ArtsConnection Welcomes Its New Executive Director The Board of Directors and staff of ArtsConnection are delighted to welcome our new executive director, Rachel Watts. While Rachel is new to the position, she is an experienced arts education and youth development leader. Even more exciting, she is a long-time ArtsConnection staff member, having most recently served […]

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Family Events: Offering Unique One-of-a-Kind Arts Experiences

Planning Family Events for students and their families is something ArtsConnection has been doing since the 1970s, but never before has it looked quite like what it looks like now. In our recent Think Tank initiative, the Family Events team met for 8 consecutive weeks to collaborate and innovate, devising remote interactive arts experiences for […]

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