An Introduction to City Lore Education Programs
Education is core to City Lore’s mission of advancing cultural equity. We bring a uniquely cultural and decolonial lens to arts education by centering culturally-rooted arts, including folk and traditional art practitioners, in meaningful ways that connect to young people’s own heritages, identities, experiences, and communities. We aim to bridge the gap between students’ school and home lives by inviting young people to investigate their neighborhoods, families, cultural traditions, and histories and to utilize this firsthand research in their art-making. Our programs draw on the rich cultural traditions and resources of the city’s many neighborhoods, and ethnic, linguistic, and artistic communities to support learning in the arts. We collaborate with traditional and folk artists, as well as contemporary artists whose work explores the themes of personal and community history and identity.
The Latest in City Lore Education News
A collaborative assembly performance to start the 2023-2024 school year
“Parampara: Lines of Transmission in the Traditional Arts” Exhibit Opening
Summer Rising 2021
This summer, as part of our Summer Rising program, students from P.S./M.S. 200 explored Afro-Cuban Folkloric Traditions. The 6-week intensive program culminated with group singing, dance, and percussion performances led by teaching artists Melvis Santa, Hector Morales, and Rafael Monteagudo.