Sunday, January 31, 2010

Summer Arts Institute -- 2010


This summer the program will take place at Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in Astoria, Queens from July 6 through July 30, 2010. The film studio will extend through August 13, 2010.

Admission to the Summer Arts Institute is by application and audition. Applications must be received by Friday, February 26 at 5:00 p.m. Auditions will be held on Saturday, April 10 and Sunday, April 11, 2010 at Frank Sinatra School of the Arts.

Summer Arts Institute is open to all New York City Department of Education public school students entering grades 8 through 12 in the Fall of 2010. Only students currently enrolled or planning to attend a New York City Department of Education public school for the 2010-11 school year may apply. When necessary, public school enrollment will be verified to determine eligibility.

Click here to access the 2010 Summer Arts Institute program information and student application.

For more information please contact us via e-mail or phone at 212-374-6845.


The Summer Arts Institute is a tuition-free, intensive, four-week arts program for New York City public school students entering grades 8-12, to be held at Frank Sinatra School of the Arts High School in Astoria, Queens. Students major in dance, theater, vocal music, instrumental music, visual art, film or photography. The program is designed for students at an intermediate or advanced level of study in their chosen art form. Summer Arts Institute offers a unique opportunity for students to work with master Department of Education arts specialists, partnering cultural organizations, and guest artists. The experienced staff of teachers and artists guides students in building a portfolio or audition skills for the next level of their studies: a specialized high school, college, university or conservatory.

Summer Arts Institute focuses on three areas:
- developing students' artistic skills and creativity;
- broadening students' awareness of the arts and;
- helping students recognize and explore career options in the art and arts-related industries.

This intensive summer arts experience connects students to community and cultural resources along with access to careers and lifelong learning in the arts.

The daily schedule includes morning studio work and afternoon experiences with professional artists, on-site and off. In the morning studios, students work at developing and improving their technical skills and creative expression in their selected art form. Afternoons are dedicated to rehearsals, attending professional performances, visiting professional arts venues and exploring potential careers. The Institute culminates with a student visual art and photography exhibit and live performance for families and the local community.

Students who complete the program in good standing are eligible to receive a ½ unit of credit that may be applied towards an elective arts credit or a Regents or local diploma-major sequence upon approval from their school.

For more information please contact us via e-mail or phone at 212-374-684

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