Center for Arts Education
225 West 34th Street
New York, NY 10122
|Responding to the 1970's cutbacks in arts education that resulted in children's limited exposure to the arts and therefore its lack of impact on academic achievement, the Center for Arts Education (CAE) strives to promote art in schools as a teaching strategy as well as an area of inquiry. CAE has stood on three legs to accomplish this goal: partnerships between cultural organizations and schools, career development in arts-related industries, and advocacy for the arts in schools. The Center for Arts Education established a special collaboration with the New York City Board of Education, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and the United Federation of Teachers, which has helped the Center to serve as a catalyst for the restoration of arts in New York City public schools.
In March of 2001, The Center for Arts Education received a new $12 million grant from the Annenberg Foundation, and a $2.5 million commitment from the New York City Board of Education. The Center shifted from a focus upon the restoration of arts in schools to promoting quality professional development, new programs, and advocacy.
- The Center for Arts Education web site describes the Center's programs and has a general overview of the work being done.
- News from the Center: The Center for Arts Education's newsletter.
- Evaluation: The final evaluation report from the Center for Children and Technology can be downloaded from the Center for Arts Education site.