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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, in every borough, New Yorkers are interacting with nonprofit organizations, whether you are an older adult at a community center socializing with friends, a person with a disability receiving vocational training to help secure employment, or […]

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ARTnews: Ted Berger Champions New Fund to Elevate Underrepresented Artists

ArtsConnection’s founding board member, Ted Berger, earned the moniker of “angel on the shoulders of thousands of struggling artists” from the New York Times. Once again Ted lived up to this angelic role by collaborating with artist Corina Larkin to conceive the Trellis Fund, a new family foundation that recently opened its doors. The Trellis […]

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CHALKBOARD CHAT: ANDREA MARKUS

Chalkboard Chat is an interview series highlighting the teaching artists and administrators who dedicate their time and expertise to ArtsConnection students.  Teaching Artist Andrea Markus Finds Joy in Her Students’ Creative Sparks What’s your earliest memory of being moved by art? I was born in Jamaica, and there was always music and dance all around. […]

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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 school students with arts education in-school, afterschool and in community programs. The critically-acclaimed and nationally funded organization has served 3 million students and counting at more than 100 cultural institutions, community venues and schools across the […]

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CHALKBOARD CHAT: DEVAN MANNING

Chalkboard Chat is an interview series highlighting the teaching artists and administrators who dedicate their time and expertise to ArtsConnection students.  DEVAN MANNING: From teen program participant to ArtsConnection staff member: Inspiring Creativity and Growth Along the Way As one of ArtsConnection’s In-School Programs Managers, Devan works with teachers, artists, school administrators, school coordinators, and […]

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“Day of the Dead” Celebration Sparks Joy, Amazement, and Wonder at PS 68 in Staten Island

The Day of the Dead, a Mexican tradition that honors the spirits of the departed with love and reverence, came alive for the PS68 R community on November 3 as a multi-cultural ensemble of professional artists performed traditional music and dance for more than 80 students, family members, and community residents. This family event led […]

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Departing Apprentice Nicolas Castro One Step Closer to His Dream: Teaching Art to Students with Autism

Just days ago, Nicolas Castro, or Nico as he’s known, said “goodbye” (for now) to ArtsConnection as his Supported Transitions apprenticeship through The Museum, Arts and Culture Access Consortium came to an end. Said Nico: “Working at ArtsConnection helped me to see my goal of teaching art to students on the autism spectrum and has […]

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Embracing Art’s Magic: Our New Board Members Share Stories of Enrichment and Creativity

ArtsConnection is delighted to welcome our newest board members: Yashvarhan Jain, Russ Jones, and Alice Wong. Yashvardhan Jain Isometry Capital Investment Analyst | Long/Short Public Equity “For as long as I can remember, the arts, particularly music and theater, have been a cornerstone of my life, providing emotional solace, a means of personal expression, and […]

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