The Fund provides for a number of arts education programs throughout the DOE, ranging from theater and dance to music and visual arts. From early childhood through high school, arts education provides enormous benefit to students. Arts education programs promote the development of students’ cognitive, affective, and behavioral competencies, while also supporting growth in their self-awareness, social awareness, relationship- and self-management skills. 


Arnhold Dance Teacher Program

Since 2008, the Arnhold Dance Teacher Program, made possible with the support of the Arnhold Foundation, has provided significant mentorship, training, and support for dance educators, increasing the number of New York City public school students who have access to dedicated dance education.

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The Arthur Miller Theater Education Program provides significant mentorship, training, and support for new theater teachers, increasing the number of New York City public school students with access to dedicated theater education. 



Shubert Foundation / MTI Broadway Jr. Musical Theater Program

For the past 11 years, Broadway Junior has brought musical theater into middle schools that have been identified as needing significant arts supports, creating an environment for both students and the arts to flourish. This after-school program provides more than 2,500 students from 58 schools across the city the opportunity to put on a Broadway show of their own. 

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The connection between arts education and overall academic achievement is what's behind Turnaround Arts, a public-private partnership under the auspices of the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities. In 49 schools over 14 states, the program has proven successful in improving student outcomes in traditionally lowest-performing schools.