Outreach

Each year the Gold Coast Arts Center’s Outreach programs use the arts—theater, dance, music and the visual, and literary arts—to provide inspiring, empowering and affordable arts experiences for thousands of students, teachers, senior citizens, parents and community members throughout Long Island and Queens.
Examples of our Outreach program offerings include:

  • After-School Arts Classes
  • Inspired Learning Arts Programs (linking the arts directly to core curriculum)
  • Artist Residencies
  • Assembly Performances
  • Intergenerational Arts Programs
  • Oral History Film/Book Projects
  • Anti-Bullying and Tolerance Programs
  • Professional Development Workshops for Classroom Teachers
  • Gallery School Tours
  • Parent/Child Art-Making Workshops
  • Art Installations with Master Teaching Artists

For more information on bringing our outreach programs to YOUR school, contact Sonia at sonia@goldcoastarts.org or call 516-829-2570.

Kennedy Center Partners in Education

Kennedy Center logoThe Gold Coast Arts Center is proud to be an affiliate of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts: Partners in Education program, a program designed to assist arts organizations in developing and extending partnerships in local school systems in order to promote the professional development of classroom teachers. We do this by holding workshops for classroom teachers on how to incorporate the arts into the teaching of core curriculum subjects. GCAC’s partners in our Kennedy Center affiliation are the Plainview/Old Bethpage School District and Hofstra University. The prestigious Kennedy Center affiliation is awarded to a select few and the Gold Coast Arts Center is one of only 2 such partnerships in New York State.

For more information about the Kennedy Center’s Partners in Education program, click here.

National Gallery Affiliation

National GalleryWe are also an affiliate of the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. This affiliation makes the Gold Coast Arts Center a major resource on Long Island for the Gallery’s extensive information on the great art masters. The National Gallery’s Educational Loan Programs are designed to foster awareness of the visual arts and help make the Gallery’s collections accessible to students. The Loan Programs meet national standards in the visual arts for K-12, and are designed to help students explore and discuss the work of various artists, genres of art, techniques and styles. GCAC serves as an “affiliate distributor” of National Gallery of Art educational resources, providing materials on loan and by request to schools that participate in the Arts Center outreach programs and school tours.