Arts Education School Programs

ArtSPACE Facilities Grants

  • ArtSPACE (Supporting Performing Arts and Creative Education) Facilities Grants: ArtSPACE grants enable schools with a demonstrated commitment to strong arts education programs to apply for facility, material and resource support to create or refurbish their performing and visual arts spaces. Grants will be awarded over the 2019-20 school year to up to 25 selected schools or campus sites.

Borough Arts Festivals

  • Borough Arts Festivals: The Borough Arts Festivals are year-end events taking place in each borough to celebrate the talents and creativity of students and their teachers through arts exhibitions and public performances.



  • Ensemble Connect: The Academy - a program of Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School, and The Weill Music Institute, in partnership with the New York City Department of Education - selects the finest post-graduate, conservatory-trained classical instrumentalists from across the United States and brings them to New York City to participate in an exciting, two-year performance and education fellowship.


  • Arthur Miller Foundation Theater Education Program: The Arthur Miller Theater Education Program will provide significant mentorship, training, and support for new theater teachers, increasing the number of New York City public school students with access to a dedicated theater education.
  • Shubert/MTI: The Shubert Foundation/Music Theatre International (MTI) Broadway Junior program is a significantly-funded opportunity to strengthen the arts in schools through musical theater. The Shubert Theater Arts Partnership Program provides elementary and middle schools identified as in need of arts supports with the opportunity to participate in a fully funded two-year theater program.

Visual Arts

  • Ezra Jack Keats: The annual Ezra Jack Keats Bookmaking Competition is a competition resulting in the creation of thousands of student-made picture books.
  • P.S. Art: P.S. Art, in partnership with Studio in a School and Metropolitan Museum of Art, acknowledges outstanding artwork and exemplary instruction in grades pre K to 12 through a citywide competition, exhibition and catalogue.
  • School Art League: The School Art League was established in 1909 as a non-profit organization working in partnership with the New York City Department of Education to offer scholarships, awards, and medals in support of art education and career development for student artists.

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