Urban Gateways Center for Arts Education

Infuse the arts into your school

Our artist-in-residence programs help students excel academically, personally, and creatively. Learn more!

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Urban Gateways dance, theater, and music touring performances are fun and educational.

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UG students have increased social skills – 65% of them agree that they can deal with and manage peer pressure better than before.

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The Four Layer Players of EPIC Academy

This video by Chris Siler premiered at Urban Gateways' Art for All Gala on March 20, 2015. It features student Jawon Mayberry and his fellow drummers at EPIC Academy, where an Urban Gateways teaching artist is leading them through musical learning that inspires more than just complex beats.