Office of Arts & Special Projects

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Keep up with all that the Office of Arts & Special Projects has to offer! For information on events, updates, and highlights, please see below.

2017-18 Professional Development


The Office of Arts and Special Projects is proud to offer high-quality professional development workshops in dance, music, theater, visual arts, the moving image, arts teacher effectiveness, and professional learning communities throughout the school year. Each workshop series is crafted by the OASP directors and cultural partners to engage teachers in developing their skills, and content understanding as educators and artists.


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Click below to download the 2017-18 PD One-Pager with professional learning series information!







Arts and Students with Disabilities Online Resource Compendium


The Arts and Students with Disabilities Online Resource Compendium has been published! The Office of Arts and Special Projects developed the Compendium as a support for general education arts teachers who are also teaching students with disabilities in inclusive classrooms.


To develop these resources, we asked a diverse group of educators, administrators and cultural partners, with and without disabilities, to partake in the writing and curating of these documents.


Click Here to Explore the Compendium






P.S. Art





P.S. Art acknowledges, through an exhibition and a catalogue, artwork created by New York City public schools in grades PreK to 12. More than a competition, P.S. Art is an opportunity to build our visual arts community by reflecting on the qualities of exemplary teaching and learning. Final selections highlight outstanding artwork by our students and model practices of their teachers as they relate to the Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in Visual Arts. This is the 15th year of P.S. Art and the 10th year the show is exhibited at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, this year from June 13th to October 29th, 2017.


In November, the exhibition goes on view in the Rotunda of the Tweed Courthouse.


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P.S. Art 2017 Semi-Finalists



Please click here or on the image above to view the P.S. Art 2017 Semi-Finalist Album. This album contains images of the artworks selected as semi-finalists for P.S. Art 2017. Hover over each image for title and student artist, and click for grade, school, and art teacher. Congratulations to all involved!


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