About Studio Institute

Our track record of providing curricula, program models, and outcomes, combined with an exclusive focus on visual arts, is unique.

Since 1977, The Studio in a School Association  (SIAS) has provided artist-taught visual arts programs in New York City, bringing nearly 700 professional artists into classrooms as teaching artists and role models for more than one million students.

Based upon the success of our programs and partnerships under the direction of Thomas Cahill, SIAS formed Studio Institute (Studio) in 2016, naming him its president. The goal of the new organization is to expand the scope to provide programs and create new partnerships with communities and cultural organizations nationwide. Studio is currently working with partners in Boston, Cleveland, Memphis, New York, Philadelphia, and Providence. 

Studio shares tested innovations, visual arts curricula, classroom program models, professional development models, arts internships, research grants, and assessment methods with arts and educational communities nationwide.

Studio Institute programs:

  • Hire professional artists to teach
  • Provide highly comprehensive visual arts experience
  • Reach children and students from pre-K through college
  • Are based on partnerships with teachers, students, administrators, and caregivers.

Contact us to discuss ways in which Studio Institute can partner with you and craft a program that serves your community.