Our Programs

Program Overview


Residencies

Residencies are art-making workshops for children and youth. Usually, a residency consists of 10-12
workshops. They are taught by professional, practicing New York City artists.

We provide residencies in music, dance, theater, visual and digital arts and customize them to address
the specific goals of school or community partners. Residencies culminate in opportunities for children
to showcase their creations for families and community members.

Performances

We bring distinctive and professional Performances to schools and community organizations so that
children, teens and their families can experience the joy of live art and begin to understand their role as
engaged and thoughtful audience members. Our Performances in libraries, parks, health centers,
abandoned lots and other neighborhood spaces are also  important ways to bring community members
together for pro-social experiences.

FamilyLink

Our unique FamilyLink workshops bring parents into schools so they can build relationships with
teachers and principals while creating art alongside their children. In several neighborhoods, these have
becomes so popular they are a semi-annual tradition.

Signature Initiatives

Literature to Life brings the maverick legacy of The American Place Theatre to youth, using live
performance of classic American Literature to engage teens in exploring social justice, identity and
action in today’s world. (Click here for a downloadable information page)

Melody instrumental music residencies engage children in both learning to play music and creating their
own compositions. In special cases, we are also able to “FIKS” broken instruments in schools due to our
partnership with Michael Dorf.

LINK NYC connects high school students from under resourced neighborhoods to real world experiences
in the fields of Digital Media, Music Production and Visual Arts. Programming combines skill building
workshops with mentoring, visits to companies and universities.