The Center for Arts Education (CAE) is dedicated to ensuring that New York City Public School students have quality arts learning as an essential part of their K-12 education. Today, CAE is the only organization in New York working through direct service programs in schools; professional development for school leaders, classroom teachers and teaching artists; and active advocacy and public engagement to inform and influence educational and fiscal policies in support of a well-rounded education for all children that includes the arts. CAE works to:
Raise awareness of the value of arts learning for every child and increase public consciousness about the need for dedicated arts curricula in all schools;
Provide in-school programs in dance, music, theatre and visual-media arts;
Provide professional development to ensure quality school based arts learning;
Supply tools and support for educators, parents, elected officials, and others to advocate for equitable education that includes the arts;
Influence educational and fiscal policies that will support arts education in all of the city's public schools.