Whitney Museum Teen Event

Whitney Museum Teen Event

Inspired by the artistic traditions of the Taíno people of Puerto Rico, artists Jorge González, Alice Chéveres, and Francisco González invite teens to join them for an evening of collaborative artmaking and storytelling! Teens will have the opportunity to learn about indigenous artmaking and popular crafts techniques by participating in a clay pottery workshop and a large-scale weaving project. González will also ask participants to share stories and poems at a reading session in the Museum’s theater.

Brooklyn Children's Theatre Apprenticeship Program

Brooklyn Children's Theatre Apprenticeship Program

The Brooklyn Children's Theatre Apprenticeship Program is open to students in grades 5-12.

Apprentices act as assistants to BCT teachers in our many BCT classes in Park Slope, Fort Greene, Greenpoint & Kensington.  This is an unpaid position, but provides young people with valuable experience with leadership and organizational skills.  (Students can also use this apprenticeship for community service credit if their school requires it.)

HIGH SCHOOL TO ART SCHOOL at Queens Council on the Arts

HIGH SCHOOL TO ART SCHOOL at Queens Council on the Arts

Are you a high school student looking for a way to build a killer portfolio that will get you into a great art college–with a scholarship? The High School to Art School program (HS2AS) is a free visual arts portfolio development program that provides qualified high school sophomores, juniors and seniors with the art skills training, mentorship, essay writing techniques, college application assistance and financial aid planning necessary to gain acceptance into competitive art colleges. HS2AS sessions are scheduled in the spring, summer, and fall and take place at QCA headquarters located in the Kaufman Arts District in Astoria.

Arts Connection Teen Reviewers and Critics Program

Arts Connection Teen Reviewers and Critics Program

The Teen Reviewers and Critics (TRaC) Program is a FREE after-school opportunity for high school students to explore the arts in NYC. Participants spend ten weeks attending cutting-edge theater, dance and music performances; visiting artist studios, galleries, and museums; mastering NYC’s subway system; learning the art of discussion and critical writing; producing media content; and so much more!

International Center of Photography Teen Academy Classes

International Center of Photography Teen Academy Classes

ICP’s Teen Academy program serves over 600 high school students a year, with the goal of fostering self-expression and community development among a diverse group of teens. Teen Academy offers a range of opportunities for students to develop their knowledge of photography, critical thinking, writing, and public speaking.

Juilliard Music Advancement Program

Juilliard Music Advancement Program

The Music Advancement Program is a Saturday instrument instruction program for intermediate students from New York City’s five boroughs and the tristate area who exhibit great musical potential. The program actively seeks students from diverse backgrounds underrepresented in the classical music field and is committed to enrolling the most talented and deserving students regardless of their financial background. Through a comprehensive curriculum, performance opportunities, and summer study partnerships, MAP students gain the necessary skills to pursue advanced music studies while developing their talents as artists, leaders, and global citizens. The Music Advancement Program is administered by Juilliard's Office of Community Engagement.

LA Opera Professional Development Opportunities

LA Opera Professional Development Opportunities

Teachers are invited to explore what LA Opera Education has to offer.Their high-quality, award-winning Professional Development programs provide an introduction to opera and entertaining ways to connect your curriculum to the operas in our season. Come hear opera recitals while developing tools for the classroom and earning salary points.

Urban Rhythms Dance at MMDG

Urban Rhythms Dance at MMDG

Urban Rhythms Dance participants explore and create environments through Flex Dance animation by understanding how artists use emotion, attitude, lyricism, choreography, and freestyle vocabulary. Participants have the opportunity to explore these concepts collaboratively in class and community performances.

Strategies from the ETA Culturally Inclusive Arts Education Workshop

Strategies from the ETA Culturally Inclusive Arts Education Workshop

On January 24, 2017 Exploring the Arts held a workshop on Culturally Inclusive Arts Education for teachers and administrators in our Partner School Network. Cultural strategist, Keonna Hendrick lead participants to consider new practices and attitudes for developing stronger relationships with diverse learners, artists and artworks, while improving cultural competency skills for multicultural art education.

From NYU's Research Alliance, an educators' guide to Culturally Relevant Education

From NYU's Research Alliance, an educators' guide to Culturally Relevant Education

The guides cover approaches that principals and teachers across ESI high schools have identified as important to helping young men of color reach—and be well prepared for—college. (Other topics include Early Exposure to and Preparation for College, Improving Academic Readiness for College, and Creating Supportive Bonds of Brotherhood).

Teaching Living Cultures Program of the Caribbean Cultural Center

Teaching Living Cultures Program of the Caribbean Cultural Center

Teaching Living Cultures (TLC) is a PreK-12 arts education program of the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute in Harlem that immerses students in the music, dance, theater, moving image, and the visual arts of the African Diaspora. Beyond providing high caliber arts-based educational programs that meet NY State Common Core Standards, TLC addresses the crisis of disengagement and exclusion amongst Black and Latino youth. 

Fender Music Instrument Donations

Fender Music Instrument Donations

The Fender Music Foundation awards instruments and equipment to eligible music instruction programs. These items are lightly used, blemished or otherwise imperfect and have been collected from manufacturers and retailers. Descriptions regarding the specific imperfections of each instrument will be available to selected programs.