Welcome to Studio in a School
Studio in a School fosters the creative and intellectual development of New York City youth through quality visual arts programs, directed by arts professionals. The organization also collaborates with and develops the ability of those who provide or support arts programming and creative development for youth both in and outside of schools.
Studio in a School serves young people by integrating the visual arts into teaching and learning, and provides professional development for artists and teachers.
In 1977, during a financial crisis in New York City, public school arts education budgets were dramatically cut. In response, Agnes Gund, philanthropist and President Emerita of The Museum of Modern Art, founded Studio in a School.
Today, under Ms. Gund's leadership, together with the support of many, our programs continue to thrive, bringing visual arts education taught by professional artists to students in New York City and beyond. We fulfill our mission through two divisions: the NYC Schools Program, offering programs for students in Pre-K through high school; and the Studio Institute, which shares professional learning, partnership programs, arts internships, and research grants in local and national forums.