Future Arts Initiative

The USDoE awarded Community School District 29, in partnership with CAE, a 4-year Professional Development grant for visual art teachers. Through FAI, all District 29 visual arts teachers are being trained to include contemporary art in their curriculum by using technology that supports the development of 21st century skills. arts and related industries. 

Additional Resources:

Contemporary Art Teaching Resources:

The Whitney Museum of American Art: For Teachers

Guggenheim: For Educators

Art21: For Educators 

Contemporary Arts Websites and Databases:


MoMA: The Collection


Queens Contemporary Art Organizations and Art Spaces:

Queens Museum

Museum of Moving Image

Socrates Sculpture Park


NYC Contemporary Art Organizations and Art Spaces:

Dia Art Foundation

The Guggenheim Museum

Museum of Modern Art

The New Museum

Park Avenue Armory

The Whitney Museum of American Art

Public Art Fund: Exhibitions

Arts Standards:

National Core Arts Standards

New York State Learning Standards for the Arts, Visual Arts Glossary

Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in the Visual Arts, PreK-12