Applications now open!

Are you a high or middle school teacher or staff looking to make learning more inclusive and creative and help students to be more successful in College, Career, and Civic Readiness?

Are you an artist or cultural organization staff trying to expand your meaningful school engagement? Join us, and discover arts integration through all curricular areas while building a network of education colleagues and cultural partners such as museums, science centers, galleries, performing arts centers, cinema arts, and multidisciplinary artists.

Patchogue Arts Council PEACE (Partners in Education, Arts, & Community Empowerment) empowers educators and cultural partners in Suffolk County middle and high schools to make more effective use of the arts for underrepresented students through College, Career, and Civic Readiness (CCCR) and Culturally Responsive-Sustaining education (CR-S).

This 1.8 million dollar project is funded by the US Department of Education which includes generous support for making a difference in your school by providing educators, teaching artists and cultural partners the opportunity to attend the Eastern Suffolk BOCES Arts Integration Institute. We are seeking a team of educators and cultural partners to design and implement projects that will increase student college, career, and civic readiness through the arts.

2024 Application Here