Nelle Stokes

Video Production Clients and Media Samples

The Art of Learning (2012) Commissioned by the Roundabout Theatre Company and narrated by Alec Baldwin, a followup to Producing Partnerships: The Art of Learning, further documenting the effects of Roundabout’s theater-in-education work on its NYC public school students. 

Learning Through Art at the Guggenheim (2011)  Narrator Pia Lindstrom shows how The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum’s Learning Through Art Program cultivates student creativity with process-oriented art projects that support learning across the curriculum. The program sends teaching artists into NYC public schools, where they collaborate with classroom teachers.

MS 223: The Power of Arts Education (2010)  Winner of a Bronze Telly Award (selected from more than 13,000 entries), the video was featured in the Council on Foundation’s 44th Film & Video Festival and premiered at the 2009 Grantmakers in the Arts National Conference. Commissioned by The Center for Arts Education, it shows how MS 223, identified as the most dangerous junior high school, was transformed through the arts. It is one of four schools in the School Arts Support Initiative (SASI), created by The Center for Arts Education and The New York Times Company Foundation and supported by the U.S. Department of Education and other generous contributors.

Live It, See It, Do It (2010) An introduction to the learning opportunities available at the Hudson River Museum in Yonkers, NY, for elementary school teachers and students.

The Museum as a Teaching Tool: Professional Development Workshops for Educators (2010)  Documents a series of workshops developed by the Hudson River Museum and the Yonkers public schools in which middle and high school teachers worked with museum educators to learn to use museum collections in developing lesson plans. 

A Decade of Progress (2007) Nominated for an Ovation TV Arts Programming Award of Excellence” and winner of a 2007 Telly Award. An important chronicle of the movement to restore arts education in public schools, it features the many players, initiatives, policies, and events involved in that immense undertaking. Narrated by award-winning actor, playwright, and former teaching artist Anna Deavere Smith, it features segments with Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Schools Chancellor Joel Klein, and UFT President Randi Weingarten.

Producing Partnerships: The Art of Learning (2005)  Commissioned by the Roundabout Theatre Company and narrated by award-winning actor Dennis O’Hare, the 2005 Bronze Telly–winning video chronicles the Roundabout’s pioneering theater-in-education work in NYC public schools.


2010 Telly Award: MS 223: The Power of Arts Education, Screened at the Council on Foundations’ 2011 Film & Video Festival 

2007 Telly Award: Center For Arts Education: A Decade of Progress, Nominated for an Ovation TV “Arts Programming Award of Excellence” for quality arts programming

2005 Telly Award: Producing Partnerships: The Art of Learning

2003 Telly Award: S.A.R.I.: Telling the Story, commissioned by the New York Times Foundation

2002 Through the Eyes of Children: 9/11 and Beyond, Official Selection of the Brooklyn Arts Council’s 37th International Film and Video Festival and screened at the Metropolitan Museum of Art


Writer, Media Arts Team
National Coalition for Core Arts Standards (NCCAS) (2014)

NCCAS, a coalition of nine national arts and education organizations, is developing a next generation of voluntary, researched-based arts education standards, helping to ensure that all students are college and career ready, and affirming the place of arts education in a balanced core curriculum. 

Guest Blogger, Americans for the Arts–Artsblog
Media Arts: The (New?) Arts Education Discipline (2013)

Discussion and conversation about the ongoing role of media arts in education (Link)

Contributor (Elementary Media Arts Education, Animation)
Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in the Moving Image: Grades K–12 (2010)

The first sequential and comprehensive guide to media education programs in the United States, created and published by the NYC Department of Education.

Film Reviewer and Contributor
Architecture on Screen: Films and Videos on Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Historic Preservation, City and Regional Planning (1993)

Published by Program for Art on Film, a joint venture of The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the J. Paul Getty Trust 

Conference Presentations

New York State Arts Teachers Association, NYS Conference, 2013
New York City Arts Teachers Association, NYC Conference, 2010–12
New York City Arts and Education Roundtable, Face-to-Face Conference, 2007–13
Arts Education Partnership, National Conference, Washington, DC, 2010
New York State Common Ground conference, 2003–09
New York State Council on the Arts, ESP Summer Seminar, 2002–09