The Center for Arts Education

Nonprofit or community organization

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About us

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.


Contact information

Date Founded: 1996

Government ID number: 13-3938080

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Phone: (212) 971-3300

Fax: (212) 268-5266

266 West 37th Street, North Tower, 9th Floor, New York, NY, 10018, US

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