Theatre Educator Resources for Classrooms and Advocacy

“In a democracy like ours, everyone deserves to experience the arts. No child should need a permission slip to dream.

Art is not a privilege. Art is the soul of our civilization, the beating heart of our humanity, a miracle to which we should all bear witness, over and over again, in every home.”

– from a lecture given by Darren Walker, president of the Ford Foundation

Theatre transforms lives, and all children should have access to theatre education. Towards these ends and over many years, NYSTEA has succeeded in requiring Theatre Teacher Certification, helped create the certification exams, compelled the addition of performance credits for graduation, and more.

NYSTEA continues to be the primary Theatre Education advocacy organization in New York State, working in alliance with other arts educations and helping to write the new State Education Standards for Theatre.

Contact us for training in the new Standards, for Professional Development, and for any Advocacy information or assistance you need! The links below will also help you keep your program thriving.

NYS Learning Standards – Theatre

Content for the Classroom Advocacy for the Arts
Arts Edge Logo  Arts Edge artsUSA Logo  ArtsUSA – Americans for the Arts
Arts Education Partnership  Arts Education Partnership ArtsEdSearchLogo  ArtsEdSearch
TANYS Logo  Theatre Association of New York State Arts Education Partnership  Arts Education Partnership
EdTA logo  Educational Theatre Association vh1 Logo  VH1 Save the Music Foundation
AATE logo  American Alliance for Theatre & Education ATA Logo Association of Teaching Artists
NYS Dance Logo  New York State Dance Education Association  Americans for the Arts
NAfME Logo  National Association for Music Education
NYSSMA Logo  NYSSMA – New York State School Music Association
NYSMTA Logo  New York State Music Teachers Association
NYASTA Logo  New York American String Teachers Association
Percussive Arts Logo  Percussive Arts Society

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