New York Arts and Cultural Affairs Law
1. The executive director heretofore appointed by the commissioner of education to be the head of the New York state summer school of the arts shall continue in office. The executive director shall hold office at the pleasure of the commissioner of education and shall be subject to such rules and regulations as he may prescribe.
2. The commissioner of education may appoint such deputies, directors and other officers, teachers, employees, agents, consultants and special committees as he may deem necessary for the proper implementation of this article, prescribe their duties, fix their compensation and provide for reimbursement of their expenses within the amounts available therefor by appropriation. The executive director shall develop a program and plan for the establishment of a summer school of the arts in all branches of the arts whenever possible, and in accordance with the rules of such commissioner shall undertake all necessary action to execute such program and plan in accordance with the provisions of this section. The executive director shall undertake the necessary studies and evaluations and report to such commissioner for ways and means to improve the summer school of the arts.
3. The executive director shall pursue a course of action in connection with the performance of his duties and responsibilities to encourage and obtain the services, on a voluntary basis, of well-known and qualified artists and performers who have distinguished themselves in the visual and performing arts, and who by background, training and experience can provide such essential services to the students within the meaning and intent of this article.