Summer Arts Institute

This tuition-free intensive arts program allows for New York City Department of Education public school students entering grades 8-12, to major in dance, theater, vocal music, instrumental music, visual art, film, or photography. Frank Sinatra School of the Arts School in Astoria, Queens serves as the home for the Summer Arts Institute, which is administered by the New York City Department of Education’s Office of the Arts and Special Projects. Theatre for a New Audience serves as the cultural partner for the high school theater component of the Summer Arts Institute.In the program, a TFANA teaching artist leads a group of 30 high school students who study works of classical and contemporary theatre, perform in a scene showcase, and join their fellow students in other disciplines by participating in the culminating performance and exhibition of the program. For more information, visit: http://schools.nyc.gov/offices/teachlearn/arts/summerarts.html.
by Milton Glaser
Pictured above: Students of P.S. 235, photo by Gerry Goodstein.