Arts in Education

BAC Arts in Education engages K-12 students, teachers, parents and community members in educational arts experiences in a full range of arts disciplines, including dance, digital media, theater, music, visual, and literary arts.

 

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Our dedicated team of administrators collaborates with a roster of over 200 accomplished teaching and performing artists who represent Brooklyn’s diversity and demonstrate professionalism, artistic excellence and teaching ability, to engage all members of the community in dynamic artistic activities. For over 25 years, BAC’s arts education programs have played a critical role in keeping the arts alive in NYC schools, and in senior and community centers. Our workshops, residencies and performances ensure that rich arts experiences and the life benefits they provide are available for all New Yorkers. 

We offer opportunities in the form of performances, residencies, parent engagement workshops, professional development sessions and demonstrations. We strive to increase exposure to the arts, improve attitudes towards arts participation, expand communication skills and strengthen critical thinking and problem solving skills. All of our programs are customized to meet the individual needs of each site and audience.  Programs for youth are based on the Common Core curricula standards and aligned with the NYS Learning Standards and the NYC Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in the Arts. 

Residencies

We offer a full range of sequential arts residencies for students, teachers, parents and community members in digital, literary, performing and visual arts, ranging in duration from 8-25 weeks. Each program's unique content and design are developed in collaboration with the site.

Performances

BAC Arts in Education performances inspire the imagination in audiences of all ages, share a range of cultures and traditions from around the world, explore a colorful spectrum of performing arts disciplines, and engage audience members in interactive learning experiences.

Program Highlights

Our programming is as diverse and multicultural as our borough. Check out the wide array of residencies, performances, workshops and other exciting programs tailored for the communities we serve.

Apply to Perform

Apply to become a BAC performing artist. Our roster of performing artists represents the diversity of art forms and cultures in Brooklyn.

Teaching Artist Training

As part of our ongoing commitment to supporting our roster of teaching artists as well as others in the field, we offer a series of professional development (PD) sessions throughout the year.

Creative Aging

Our creative aging programs provide opportunities for seniors to actively express themselves creatively, socialize with their peers while learning new skills, engage in cultural performances, and master techniques in a variety of arts disciplines.

 

BAC Arts in Education programs are made possible, in part, by public and private funds from CME Group Community Foundation; TD Charitable Foundation; Lily Auchincloss Foundation; Tiger Baron Foundation; The H.W. Wilson Foundation; Rose M. Badgeley Residuary Charitable Trust; Henry Nias Foundation; Smart Family Foundation; Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation; New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation; New York City Department for the Aging; New York City Department of Youth and Community Development, and New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the New York City Council. 

 

 

BAC Arts in Education programs are supported by Con Edison.