Celebrating its 40th year, Lincoln Center Education (LCE) is a global leader in arts education and advocacy and the education cornerstone of Lincoln Center, the world’s largest performing arts complex. LCE is committed to enriching the lives of students, educators, and lifelong learners by providing opportunities for engagement with the highest-quality arts on the stage, in the classroom, via digital platforms, and within the community. Founded in 1975 as the Lincoln Center Institute for Arts in Education, LCE has four decades of unparalleled school and community partnerships, professional development workshops, consulting services, and its very own repertory.
LCE’s approach centers on its Learning Framework, a teaching model that uses the study of works of art to foster critical thinking skills that can be applied in all school subjects and in the modern workplace. In “LCE: An Introduction,” a short video primer on LCE’s practice and mission, Russell Granet, Executive Vice President of LCE, Community Engagement, and International, explains over the visual backdrop of our teaching artists at work in different classrooms: “We believe the arts are a change agent for public education… our goal is to give kids the skills to think like an artist.”
Annual Learning Labs for artists and educators are among the most sought-after platforms for teaching in the 21st century, using a combination of hands-on workshops, interactive discussions, and attendance at artistic performances. The Labs regularly draw participants from the far corners of the globe.
LCE has reached more than 20 million students, teachers, school administrators, parents, community members, teaching artists, pre-service teachers, university professors, and artists in New York City, across the nation and around the world. Its impact on the community has earned it a proclamation from the New York City Council.