Denise Colangelo
Executive Director





Anne Vaccaro Brady
Board President





Camille Linen
Education Director





Linda White Tartaglia

Web Editor














2016 NASD  * Friday May 20, 2016


Port Chester Council for the Arts, Inc. (PCCFA) is a not-for-profit arts organization based in Port Chester, New York.  Since 1981, the PCCFA has been a pioneer in developing and providing high quality arts programs that encourage cooperation among all segments of the community through a variety of shared artistic experiences for children and adults alike.


PCCFA launched NATIONAL ARTS IN THE SCHOOL DAY to raise awareness of the vital role the arts play in every young person's education.  PCCFA piloted this program with the goal of giving children in grades K-12 nationwide the opportunity to experience and be inspired by all kinds of creative arts in school.


NATIONAL ARTS IN THE SCHOOL DAY is modeled on the PCCFA's successful 15-year-old Literacy Through the Arts program, in which professional artists teach students in grades K-5 such varied subjects as sign language, theatre, dance, music, painting and crafts, all integrated within the New York State standards for literacy in each grade.

About NATIONAL ARTS IN THE SCHOOL DAY- some people have asked, "Why just one day?  What about the rest of the school year?"  


Read how NATIONAL ARTS IN THE SCHOOL DAY opens the door to arts in the school every day: A One-Day Door Opener

The Literacy Through the Arts program fulfills President Obama's call for a renewed commitment to arts education, and offers a model for a national community-based Artists Corp.  To read about the PCCFA's Literacy Through the Arts program and Education Director Camille Linen's vision for the future of arts in education, click here (future of arts in education).

For more information on The Port Chester Council for the Arts visit                                        




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