Welcome to Eastern Suffolk BOCES Arts-in-Education services, where we are committed to the role that the arts play in the education of the whole child.

The arts and artists presented through Arts-in-Education programs promote personal growth and community understanding by enabling students to process and create meaning from what they learn about people, events and places. Educationally, the arts have a place in the classroom not only for their own sake, but also as rich, relevant and integral connections to classroom work that support as well as align with and enliven core curriculum.
Exploratory Enrichment offers meaningful programs that do not address arts standards.
 Program Services
Any documents listed below are in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.

School Information
Access to Arts In Education & Exploratory Enrichment Forms.
Can’t find the artist/presenter/organization in the Contract Request drop-down menu? That means they are not yet in our system. Please contact AIE office to start their 2013-14 application.
Program Catalogue 2013-2014
Conference for Kids
STEM and STEAM Learning-based educational workshops designed to explore interests, stimulate activity and empower the potential of young minds in grades 4-5. Details forthcoming.

PTA Handbook 2013-2014 - For Cultural Arts Representatives, teachers, and other district staff. Learn the details about the AIE and Exploratory Enrichment programs: how to select and book an artist/presenter; how to use arts in the classroom; how to prepare for an event and more.

Monthly Calendar (July 2013 through June 2014) - The Arts-In-Education Calendar of arts and exploratory enrichment programs will be updated regularly. Programs are listed by date, however, you can easily search the PDF by clicking the binoculars icon located on the top tool bar and entering a key word. Eastern Suffolk BOCES Arts-in-Education (AIE) services coordinates contracting and payment processing for school performances and residencies by offering member districts a wide selection of arts programs screened for their quality and curriculum connections.

AIE services offers the Arts-in-Education & Visiting Experts Program Catalogue of over 1000 programs, which include: program descriptions, standards alignment, grade level suitability, cost, contact information, and more. These programs are categorized by various art forms and by curriculum areas. The AIE office also maintains a database of performer evaluations from the previous year in which schools rate the programs they have received in four areas: artistic quality, educational quality, student response and presenter interaction, as well as technical quality. Teachers also note reasons why they would/would not recommend a program to other school districts.

Other services available from AIE include:

Advisory Council Meetings - Regularly scheduled, informative meetings for school district and cultural arts representatives.
Block-Booking - Cooperative scheduling enables bookings of programs from distant artists.
Calendar Monthly - Monthly calendar of Suffolk County AIE events for previewing programs booked in other schools.
Conference Planning - For districts and the cultural community.
Contracting & Payment Services - Contracting and payment of all program contract requests, in cooperation with school district representatives.
Information Services - Suggestions on specific programming as well as publication and more.
Preview Service - Information on programs previewed at county, state, national and international showcases.
Teacher Workshops - In-service workshops designed to help classroom teachers integrate the arts into their classroom.


Mailing Address
Eastern Suffolk BOCES
Brookhaven Technical Center
350 Martha Avenue
Bellport, NY  11713-1569
Phone:  631-286-6989
Fax:  631-286-6991
Carol Brown
Administrative Coordinator
Diane Bloxon
Office Applications Specialist
Barbara Gillen
Senior Account Clerk Typist