Arts Education Equity


Cultivating the next generation of cultural activists, artists and arts professionals of color is at the heart of CCCADI's mission. CCCADI believes that human and cultural rights are integral to individuals achieving their full potential within their cultural community and the broader civil society. This belief informs every step of CCCADI's pedagogy, throughout our leadership and arts training pipeline, which extends from pre-Kindergarten to high school, mid-career professionals and beyond.

Some of our Arts Education + Equity programs are:

A PreK-12 education initiative that immerses students in the music, dance, theater, moving image, and visual arts of the African Diaspora.

Empowers public high-school students to participate in NYC's digital economy. Students receive hands-on training in creating digital programs and apps, linked to Diaspora cultural communities that prepares them as participants in today's ever-changing digital economy. 

Provides professional development and networking opportunities for diverse early to mid-career arts-based professionals in cultural arts advocacy. To date, the Innovative Advocacy Fellowship has trained over 115 mid-career arts-based professionals from historically underrepresented communities. 

A two-week intensive cultural experience in Puerto Rico for socially conscious individuals that are passionate about cultural immersive educational travel and want to engage with others involved in cultural arts advocacy. 

Art of Justice

The Art of Justice, a conference on the intersections of art and activism in collaboration with New York University's Departments of Art and Public Policy, African American Institute and Columbia University's Institute for Research in African-American).

CCCADI SouSou! Saturdays, family-oriented cultural programming for New York City families and children. 

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