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ArtsConnection 40th Anniversary Celebration

Dear Friends, On March 12, 2018, ArtsConnection celebrated four decades of providing crucial arts education programs in NYC public schools. Thanks to all of our amazing supporters, our 40th Anniversary Benefit raised over $1.4M to underwrite programs serving the students of all five boroughs. Many of our special friends spoke about the importance of arts […]

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Playbill: 200 NYC High School Students Will Participate in Dear Evan Hansen’s ART2ART Program in 2018–2019 Season

Dear Evan Hansen will continue its partnership with ArtsConnection, NYC’s leading arts-in-education organization, for a second year, due to the funding of producer and owner of San Francisco’s Curran Theatre, Carole Shorenstein Hays. The ongoing initiative, named ART2ART: DEAR EVAN HANSEN, has brought hundreds of NYC public high school students to see the Tony-winning musical. […]

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Today is #GivingTuesday

Please join Executive Director Steven Tennen as we participate on this global day of giving. Beginning at 8:00 am sharp, Facebook and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are matching up to $2 million of funds raised on Facebook for U.S. nonprofits like us. Additionally, Facebook is waiving all fees for donations made to nonprofits. […]

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Gearing Up for #GivingTuesday: LoriAnn Tholl

Second-grade teacher Loriann Tholl from PS 153 in Maspeth, Queens partners with our teaching artists to bring the art of puppetry to her students. ArtsConnection’s Bridging the Achievement Gap through Puppetry (BRIDGES) program enriches early childhood literacy, engaging kindergarten through 2nd-grade teachers in professional development processes that help them incorporate new strategies into their teaching […]

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The Season of Giving Continues

This week, as the giving season continues, ArtsConnection features our partnership with Theresa Mshar, principal of JHS 185 in Flushing Queens. Through participating in ArtsConnection’s Digital DELLTA (Developing English Language Literacy Through the Arts) program, Theresa’s students are immersed in the demanding practices of the artistic discipline of dance, while learning the language skills necessary […]

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2017 Benefit Concert Welcomed Guests
Back to School!

ArtsConnection had a very special evening on Monday, June 12th. A concert in one of New York City’s newest schools, PS/IS 276 The Battery Park School was an outstanding success, raising $700,000 for ArtsConnection to bring the arts into the City’s public schools that need it the most. The celebration included extraordinary performances by Stand-Up Comedian […]

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Artist Spotlight: Brian McCormick

Native New Yorker Brian McCormick caught the “artist bug” as a teenager. He discovered his talent and love of theater as a junior artist with the Port Washington Play Troupe, spending summers acting, singing and dancing. Brian didn’t pursue a career in the performing arts; however, his passion for the arts led him to an […]

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Sharing the Value of Arts Education

Our mission is to ensure the arts are an essential part of education. One of the ways we achieve this is to help inform the field of arts education locally, nationally and beyond by conducting, reporting and disseminating research and communicating the value of arts education. On April 13, ArtsConnection and the Dedalus Foundation are […]

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Artist Spotlight: Laura Borgwardt

Theater professional Laura Borgwardt has a calling for working with artists and students with special needs. Not only did she co-found a nonprofit that provides a creative and social outlet through the arts to individuals with developmental disabilities, she is also an ArtsConnection master teaching artist making a huge impact on elementary and high school […]

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Digital DELLTA

Carol Morgan, ArtsConnection’s Deputy Director for Education and Joanna Hefferen, Director of Professional Development, are in Washington D.C. today participating in the US Department of Education’s Arts in Education (AIE) annual grantee conference, Forecast: A Well-Rounded Education With Sustainable Arts Learning. Our Digital DELLA program will be featured as Joanna presents as part of the […]

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