Support for Arts Ed
Serving tens of thousands of learners of all ages

Tilles Center, a nonprofit organization, proudly serves tens of thousands of children and adult learners each year through its robust arts education programs. The focus is on providing arts experiences to underserved communities—from low-income school districts and those on the autism spectrum to local seniors. 

Programs include weekday matinee performances for student field trips, family shows and workshops, sensory friendly experiences, dance classes for those with Parkinson's disease and master classes for dance and music students at Long Island University and from community theater and dance schools.

Donations of any size make an impact for these unique and meaningful programs. 


Arts Education Program

Inspiring, Empowering & Enriching — watch a short video of program highlights, including our School Partnership Program, Sensory Friendly Initiatives, Creative Aging and Master Classes.

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Program Highlight: Artist-in-Residence

In June 2022, over 250 second grade students and teachers participated in a 6-week session Artist-in-Residence program with Tilles Center teaching artists. The program focused on the school's social-emotional curriculum theme We Matter

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Program Highlight: Sensory Immersion Theater

Designed for audiences on the autism spectrum and those with limited movement, sensory and/or complex communication needs, Branching Out, is an original production of Tilles Center for the Performing Arts.

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What was truly extraordinary was the level of engagement of every one of the students... The experience connected language, sounds, feelings, concepts, experiences and music beautifully.

Dr. Jean Kendall, Retired Assistant Superintendent, Manhasset School District


Sponsor a Program

To provide support for a specific program, contact Shannon Preston, Director of Advancement, at 516.299.2600 or


Photo: Tilles Center's School Partnership Program in Wyandanch, June 2022