Meet the Artist Field Trips

Introduce your students to Lincoln Center, the world’s leading performing arts center, with a Meet the Artist Field Trip. Curated for students, these field trips include a one-hour, innovative theater, dance, or music performance immediately followed by an interactive talk-back session with the artists. Teacher guides, available in advance, equip teachers with valuable activities and strategies for preparing students and connecting performances to school curriculums.

Tickets are $10 per person, with 1 complimentary ticket per 18 paid tickets. Tours of Lincoln Center’s campus are available to schools at a discounted rate when added on to a Meet the Artist field trip.

Click here to explore the performance season. For more information or to book a field trip, please e-mail [email protected] or call 212.875.5377.

Major support is provided by Betty and John Levin and Jody and John Arnhold.

Focus Schools

Our Focus School program is rooted in collaborative partnership between teachers and administrators and Lincoln Center Education staff and Teaching Artists. We implement our aesthetic education model through customized arts-based experiences in all grade levels and subject areas. Throughout the school year, LCE’s Teaching Artists bring inquiry and art-making to a cohort of schools through in-classroom workshops that can impact the entire school community.

Major support for LCE Focus Schools is provided by The Barker Welfare Foundation, Rose M. Badgeley Charitable Trust, and Mitsui & Co. (U.S.A.), Inc.

Arts in the Middle

Arts in the Middle was created in Fall 2013 in response to a lack of arts programs in New York City middle schools. A partnership with the New York City Department of Education, Arts in the Middle is a multi-year initiative aimed at producing whole school turnaround through LCE’s unique approach to teaching and the infusion of arts into the school and local community.

AIM program goals are:

- Engage the entire school and local community in arts experiences
- Build the capacity of the local community to support student achievement

- Increase high quality arts experiences in middle school
- Advance the capacity of administrators and school staff to plan and implement a sustainable arts program
- Enhance school culture through catalytic art experiences

- Develop students' own expressive and creative voice
- Build students' confidence in engaging in new and creative experiences

Lincoln Center Educations Arts in the Middle is made possible in part by The Pasculano Foundation, PepsiCo Foundation, the Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation, the Gray Foundation, and Stavros Niarchos Foundation. Additional support is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, LuEsther T. Mertz Charitable Trust, and SJS Charitable Trust.

Charter Schools

Lincoln Center Education has an intensive, multi-year partnership with New Visions for Public Schools, Charter Division. LCE serves as a thought leader, allowing a deeper connection to our methodology, and the establishment of school-wide curriculum goals. Teams of full-time LCE Teaching Artists and content teachers co-plan and co-teach in all 9th grade English Language Arts or Global Studies classes across the school year.

"Teaching and learning at New Visions Charter High schools is built upon the Lincoln Center Education Capacities for Imaginative Thinking, informed by challenge-based curricula that are aligned to Common Core Standards, applied to improving local communities, and driven by student performance data." --Excerpt, NVCHS Mission Statement

Higher Education

We offer LCE workshops to teacher candidates in the teacher certification programs at CUNY, Bank Street College of Education, Columbia University's Teachers College, St. John's University, Yeshiva University's Stern College for Women, and other local schools. Workshops are run by our Teaching Artist faculty and focus on using the LCE methodology to help students meet Common Core standards in math, science, language arts, social studies, and more. We also help place recent graduates in positions ranging from early childhood to 12th grade schools which partner with LCE.

Lincoln Center Scholars

Today there are 63 New York City teachers who have been trained through Lincoln Center Scholars, a fully subsidized program that educates, certifies, and fast-tracks the placement of music, dance, and theater teachers in New York City public schools.

Applications are not currently being reviewed. For questions or more information, please e-mail [email protected].

Arts Education Award

The New York City Department of Education’s Big Apple Awards recognize exceptional New York City teachers who go above and beyond to inspire students, model great teaching, and enrich their school communities. In 2013 Lincoln Center Education helped establish the annual Arts Education Award which honors outstanding arts educators in New York City public schools. We are proud to continue to sponsor and support the selection of this award and offer our hearty congratulations to its extraordinary recipients.

Past Recipients

  • 2019: Jamie Cacciola-Price | High School Theatre Teacher, Frank Sinatra School of the Arts High School, Queens
  • 2018: Alberto Toro | Middle School Instrumental Music Teacher, I.S. 007 Elias Bernstein, Staten Island
  • 2017: James Harrington | High School Art Teacher, High School of Art and Design, Midtown East
  • 2016: Dana Monteiro | High School Music Teacher, Frederick Douglass Academy, Harlem
  • 2015: Nicole Kasbar | Performing Arts Teacher, IS 98 Bay Academy, Brooklyn
  • 2014: Laurence Minetti | High School Art Teacher, Collegiate Institute for Math and Science, The Bronx
  • 2013: Melissa Salguero | General Music Teacher, PS 48 Joseph R. Drake, The Bronx

Click here to learn more about the Big Apple Awards.