Stringer Joins UAP to Celebrate Student Accomplishment Through the Arts

This year marks the 9th annual Urban Arts Festival, a week-long celebration of culminating events for students in Urban Arts Partnership (UAP) schools. On June 2, from 6:30pm-8:30pm, Artistic Board members-Rosie Perez (Artistic Board Chair), Diane Neal (Law and Order: SVU) and Dres (Black Sheep) will host AYV (Adobe Youth Voices) Live! at the SVA theater.

Comptroller Scott Stringer will deliver opening remarks and engage with Urban Arts Partnership’s Leadership students on a social media awareness campaign around his recent report State of the Arts: A Plan to Boost Arts Education in New York City Public Schools. The program will showcase Academy high school students “best of” digital video, photography, game design, dance, poetry, music and theater works from their advanced arts residencies.

The evening will close with one graduating high school senior receiving a four- year college scholarship from founding Board Member and NYC theater producer, Niclas Nagler. This is the 9th scholarship to be bestowed to a graduating Urban Arts Partnership student for their outstanding achievements in the arts, academics and community leadership.

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Founded in 1991, Urban Arts Partnership advances the intellectual, social and artistic development of underserved public school students through arts-integrated education programs to close the achievement gap. Through a dynamic range of programs including playwriting, theater, filmmaking, music, dance, spoken word, photography, game design, and coding, Urban Arts Partnership empowers youth to develop the creative and analytic impulses that will serve them as students, professionals and responsible citizens. Urban Arts Partnership provides programs in over 100 underserved schools in New York City and Los Angeles, serving 12, 000 students annually.