For 7th & 8th Grade Families: Announcing the 2016 SUMMER ARTS INSTITUTE!

Summer Arts Institute is a free, four-week arts program for New York City Department of Education public school students entering grades 8 through 12 in Fall 2016 (students currently in grades 7 through 11). This intensive program is held at Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in Astoria, Queens. Summer Arts Institute is administered by the NYCDOE’s Office of Arts and Special Projects.

Students can major in dance, theater, instrumental music, orchestral strings, vocal music, film, or visual arts. The program is designed for students at an intermediate or advanced level of study in their discipline. Summer Arts Institute offers a unique opportunity for students to work with DOE arts specialists, cultural organizations, and guest artists. This experienced team guides students in building a portfolio or audition skills for their next level of study: an arts-focused high school, college/university or conservatory. 

The daily schedule includes studio work and experiences with professional artists. In the studios, students develop and improve their technical skills and creative expression in their art form. Time is dedicated to rehearsals, attending professional performances, visiting arts venues and exploring careers. The Institute culminates with an exhibition and performance showcasing the students’ work. 

Admission to the Summer Arts Institute is by application and audition. Students may apply and audition for only ONEstudio. 

Please share the following information with your students:

Program Dates: July 5 – July 29, 2016

Student Application Period: December 1, 2015 - February 5, 2016

Student Auditions: Saturday, April 2 & Sunday, April 3, 2016 at Frank Sinatra School of the Arts 

For more information and to apply, please visit The Summer Arts Institute Website