Arts Education cultivates the creativity of all New Yorkers, from preschoolers to seniors, in both school and community settings. Arts instruction empowers students of all ages and backgrounds to build hands-on skills in a range of disciplines, such as mastering a musical instrument, experimenting with a collage technique or learning a new dance choreography.
Through the creative process, arts learners build a greater understanding of self and community and make connections across history and cultures. Arts education programs develop artistically literate citizens, who have the knowledge, skills and understanding to actively engage in the arts throughout their lives. Arts literacy also fosters connections between the arts, and between the arts and other academic disciplines.