The goal of the Nassau BOCES Artists in Schools Program is to bring together the arts and education communities in an effort to make teaching and learning in all disciplines more interesting and engaging and, thereby, more effective.
We believe that, when students and teachers are introduced to professional artists, growth in skill and understanding will occur. To ensure the success of this encounter, administrators need to provide:
All services provided by artists which support the school arts curriculum and other disciplines are eligible for state aid reimbursement when arranged through BOCES' Arts in Education Program.
The following cannot be contracted through Arts in Education
Please also note:
Interactions between artists, students and teachers can take place within the school building or in locations outside the school. To identify musicians, conductors, sculptors, painters, designers, dancers, choreographers, actors, directors, producers, set-designers, authors, poets and other artists which may be appropriate for your school, please go to SEARCH DIRECTORY in the left navigation bar on this page. To learn more about purchasing tickets/admissions for activities outside the school, please go to HELP. To complete an on-line Program Request, go to "Request for Visiting Artist/Experts" on the Online Forms page. Be advised that all "Request Forms" submitted to BOCES must be approved by your district Arts in Education Administrator.