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It is an understatement to say that ArtsConnection relies on the expertise of our roster of teaching artists who work most directly with students across the city. In 2020, at the beginning of COVID-19, ArtsConnection created a Think Tank comprised of artists to address the educational challenges posed by the pandemic. In 2021, artists joined […]

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We are so excited to have launched the ArtsConnection Music Makers after-school program this year.  Students from Crotona International High School in the Bronx have been learning the business of the hip-hop music industry by diving into the foundations of hip-hop history and culture, attending cutting-edge performances, and meeting hip-hop industry professionals and culture agents. Recently, […]

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Welcome to Governors Island: a photo of the signage over the dock entrance.


WE ARE DELIGHTED TO SHARE THAT WE HAVE BEEN SELECTED AS AN ORGANIZATION IN RESIDENCE ON GOVERNORS ISLAND THIS YEAR. Presented through Governors Island Arts, the seasonal Organizations in Residence initiative is an annual program that selects nonprofits from across the city to present public programs in an historic home on the Island from May […]

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In-School Spotlight: P.S. 130

ArtsConnection has one of its longest standing partnerships with P.S. 130 in Kensington, Brooklyn. For over 20 years the children at P.S. 130 have participated in a school-wide sequential puppetry program, beginning with Pre-k (storytelling & puppetry) up through 5th grade (parade style puppets). The curriculum was designed by Teaching Artists Erin Orr & Sarah […]

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Professional Learning Spotlight: Teaching with GIVE

Growing Inclusivity for Vibrant Engagement (GIVE), is a partnership which started in 2018, between ArtsConnection, the New Victory Theater, and the Community-Word Project, and made possible with support from the New York Community Trust. The aim of the project is to provide free resources to Teaching Artists in the creation of liberated learning environments, and […]

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Teen Programs Open House

We celebrated the first day of Black History Month with the Teen Programs Open House exploring what makes our Teen Programs one of NYC’s best FREE arts-centric out-of-school time experiences for teens ages 14-19!  We are deeply grateful to Sony Music Entertainment who not only provided the space for the open house but also created […]

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Happy Holidays

“Midnight Romance” (black paper cut-out on watercolor on paper)Artist statement: “Rockefeller Center is an iconic building in New York City. I wanted to create an artwork around it because it is a place I love to visit. I wanted to show romance in New York, surrounded by the colors of the city.“— Jewel F. (Millenium […]

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Our offices will be closed December 26 to January 2

Traditionally, New Year celebrations involve introspection, reflection, and a dash of optimism for new possibilities and opportunities in the coming year. We are looking forward to sharing some exciting news when we come back from Winter break. Stay tuned. “The Colors of City Lights” (acrylic on canvas)Artist statement: “I was thinking about the combination of […]

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