MARQUIS STUDIOS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides arts-in-education services to New York City public schools. We strive to develop a strong partnership between artists and teachers by offering arts programs to supplement traditional classroom teaching techniques. Each residency focuses on a specific visual or performing arts discipline selected by school staff and administration. Since 1977, we have worked with over 325,000 students, 28,000 teachers and 11,500 parents at schools and cultural institutions throughout New York City. Serving a diverse population, 78% of students in Marquis programs live at or below the poverty level as measured by their eligibility for federal free lunch and breakfast programs. Over 44% of programs serve students with disabilities, with over 25% of all programming serving children with multiple or severe disabilities.