Think Like an Artist

At school, in a career, in life, success largely depends on problem-solving, collaboration, communication, self-confidence, imagination, and creativity. Study after study has shown that arts education is incredibly effective at developing these vital skills and inspires artists and people in all walks of life. Lincoln Center Education, a part of the world's leading performing arts center, gives people of all ages the opportunity to think like an artist through a variety of programs in schools and communities across the New York metro area.

Thinking like an artist serves many of our world's leaders and students who aspire to become artists. Curious? Check out these videos!

Our Think Like an Artist series features author/speaker Deepak Chopra, Clinton Global Initiative Board Member Chelsea Clinton, high-school and visual-arts student Neofitos Haralambou, investment specialist Nicolas Ingram, serial entrepreneur Michael Lazerow, JetBlue Airways Chairman Joel Peterson, and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

Neofitos Haralambou

Today we launch a Think Like an Artist video from a student’s point of view. For Neo, art equals freedom. Watch him talk about it.

Nicolas Ingram

Watch Nicolas Ingram share his appreciation of the arts as a unique language that expanded his thinking, enriched him, and helped him connect across generations.

Chelsea Clinton

Ballet taught Chelsea Clinton how to appreciate different ways of communicating.

Deepak Chopra

Deepak Chopra learned to experience the world fully by pushing his imagination beyond its limits.

Joel Peterson

Joel Peterson connects the rigor of arts training with effective business leadership.

Condoleezza Rice

Playing the piano helps Condoleezza Rice balance rigor and innovation.

Michael Lazerow

Michael Lazerow harnessed his originality in a jazz band.

Take Action

Lincoln Center Education's mission to provide opportunities for engagement with the arts onstage, in the classroom, online, and in the community is more essential than ever. Here's how you can help us fulfill our mission:

Donate to Lincoln Center EducationYour tax-deductible gift will go directly to supporting our arts-based programs in public and charter schools, teacher training, free and low-cost family programming, and other initiatives designed to close the access gap to the arts.

Advocate for Arts Education in Your Community
• Advance arts programs in your child's school with The Center for Arts Education's Parent Advocacy Toolkit
• Explore your state's policies using Arts Education Partnership's ArtScan as well as studies on the impact of arts in education in ArtsEdSearch
• Contact your legislators through the Arts Action Fund's Action Center.