Initiative for Children's Arts in Newark (I.C.A.N.)




For the 6th year, the Newark School of the Arts (NSA) is providing an exclusive arts program for Newark Public and Private School students.

NSA receives funds from a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) from the City of Newark as well as other sources to provide discounted rates for first-time students with an interest in the arts to enroll in private lessons in music, or group lessons in drama, dance and visual arts.

School principals, administrators and/or classroom teachers are encouraged to identify students who love the arts to apply for the I.C.A.N. Program. Students must commit to a 17-week semester. Parents/Guardians are required to complete the application form, obtain school signature from principal, teacher or administrator and provide proof of income (2014 W-2 Form) at registration.

The I.C.A.N Program provides a 40% discount off of regular rates for one semester for:

  • Private lessons in music, including theory class at no additional charge at $357.00 for 17 weeks.
  • Group lessons in visual arts, dance and drama at $177.00 for 17 weeks

Registration fee of $65.00
* Fees must be paid in full at time of registration. No refunds.

Please call NSA and speak to the Registrar, Vitalina Lopez, to schedule an appointment.

The Registrar's Office is open Tuesday-Saturday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.