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Bringing an End to the School Year with a Strong Finish

The 2018-2019 school year was a huge success! We served over 45,000 students and collaborated with 120 New York City public schools. Our work doesn’t stop in June, however. As we wrap-up, we are also gearing-up for the summer.  In July, ArtsConnection will be back in all five boroughs for our NYC Department of Education’s Summer […]

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ArtsConnection Introduces Inaugural Artist Advisory Council

ArtsConnection is pleased to introduce our inaugural Artist Advisory Council. The purpose of the Artist Advisory Council is to serve as advocates for ArtsConnection and our work. We could not be more thrilled to have assembled such a powerful team of creative minds and influential voices to join us as we embark on the next decade […]

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ArtsConnection Celebrates Dear Evan Hansen

Dear Friends, On Monday evening, we paid tribute to one of our groundbreaking arts education programs for high school students, Art2Art: Dear Evan Hansen, its lead producer Stacey Mindich and the outstanding cast, creative team, and supporters that make this partnership possible. Additionally, thanks to all of our generous patrons, our 2019 Benefit Celebration raised […]

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ArtsConnection, New York Philharmonic and LaGuardia High School: A Creative Partnership in Music & Visual Arts

The New York Philharmonic’s Young People’s Concerts™ —made famous by Leonard Bernstein on live television in the 1960s—has been a family programming tradition. In its present iteration, the Concerts have evolved into multimedia, interactive experiences at Lincoln Center’s David Geffen Hall on select Saturday afternoons. So one can only imagine our excitement when the New […]

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New Initiative to Address Equitable Engagement in Inclusion Classrooms

ArtsConnection, The New Victory Theater and Community-Word Project Launch GIVE to Improve Arts Education for Students with Disabilities  New Initiative to Address Equitable Engagement in Inclusion Classrooms New York, NY (March 19, 2019) — This week, ArtsConnection, The New Victory Theater and Community-Word Project launch GIVE, an invaluable arts education resource that will serve the […]

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This week, high school students from across NYC gathered to learn about a brand new program focused on helping them navigate the ins and outs of the college application process, while forging inroads to potential arts-related careers. Two of the city’s leading nonprofits – ArtsConnection and Futures and Options – have joined forces to provide […]

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Board Leadership Transition at ArtsConnection

ArtsConnection announces that Lisa Plepler will be stepping down as Chairman of the ArtsConnection Board of Directors after eight years of leadership. Debra Peltz will succeed her as ArtsConnection’s new Chairman. Plepler will continue to serve as a member on the ArtsConnection Board. Plepler expanded the Board of Directors and ArtsConnection’s budget in support of […]

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Meet David…

Meet David, an 8th-grade English language learner at I.S. 93 in Ridgewood, Queens. David has been participating in our Developing English Language Literacy through the Arts (DELLTA) program since the 6th grade. According to David, “…without dance how can we express our feelings? I dance to show the people I have feelings too. I’m not […]

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ArtsConnection Receives Grant from U.S. Department of Education

Co-teaching at PS 229 in Queens: Teaching Artist Erin Orr (L) looks on as first grade teacher Jean Antoldi introduces her students’ puppetry show. Photo by: Brian Hatton Photography We are delighted to announce that ArtsConnection has been the recipient of a $2.5 million U.S. Department of Education Assistance for Arts in Education Model Development […]

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Ringing In a New School Year

As we embark on a new school year, we would like to share three recent and exciting happenings which highlight the work we will be doing with students in 2019. This summer, in partnership with the Office of English Language Learners, we worked with 4,000 English Learners, grades 2-8, in 73 school sites throughout the […]

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