Lincoln Center Education’s mission is to enrich the lives of students, educators and lifelong learners by providing opportunities for engagement with the arts on stage, in the classroom, digitally and in the community. Its activities are designed to reflect five core values: Engagement, Creativity, Integrity, Equity and Joy.
Partnerships and alliances with Teacher Education higher education institutions,
K-12 schools in New York City, New Jersey, Westchester and Long Island, within a 30-mile radius of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.
Lincoln Center Institute National Educator Workshop host sites.
Lincoln Center Institute Consultancy sites.
Lincoln Center Education (LCE) is the educational cornerstone of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. Founded in 1975 as "Lincoln Center Institute," LCE enriches the lives of students, educators, and lifelong learners by providing opportunities for engagement with the highest-quality arts on the stage, in the classroom, digitally, and within the community.Lincoln Center Education plays a pro-active, dynamic part in the preparation of young minds for the world of adulthood and the demands of the workforce.
With nearly four decades of unparalleled school and community partnerships, professional development workshops, consulting services, and its very own repertory, 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.
The practice of imaginative learning is constantly developed to reflect the changing and diverse needs of our constituents. We enable teachers of all subject areas and grade levels to use this method in their classrooms through our charter schools, school partnerships, professional development workshops, and consultancies. We advocate for the centrality of imagination and the arts in American education and have done so through a variety of initiatives.