Mission and History/Organization Description:
The Abrons Arts Center supports the presentation of innovative, multi-disciplinary work; cultivates artists in all stages of their creative development through educational programs and residencies; and serves as an intersection of cultural engagement for local, national, and international audiences and art-workers.
Arts Education Programming Description:
StudioLab is the Abrons’ pioneering approach to school-based arts education providing students from prekindergarten through college innovative learning experiences in the performing, visual, literary, and media arts. With decades of experience cultivating young artists in classroom environments, StudioLab programs offer unique learning models for students to acquire fundamental arts skills and reflect critically on the hows and whys of their creative process. Our approach enhances classroom learning, engages students through the exploration of contemporary art forms, and connects them to global issues that affect their daily lives. StudioLab’s nationally recognized staff and resident artists develop teaching residencies in NYC schools that support and enhance Common Core curricula, align with the NY State Learning Standards for the Arts, and NYC Department of Education’s Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in the Arts.