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NEW URBAN ARTS

Rating: 5 stars   22 reviews 2,689

Nonprofit Issues:

Arts & Culture

Address:

743 Westminster St. Providence RI 02903 USA

Mission:

Our mission is to build a vital community that empowers young people as artists and leaders, developing creative practices they can sustain throughout their lives.

Geographic areas served:

Providence, RI

2009 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

NUA is one of the most incredible communities I've ever been a part of. The studio gives everyone who walks through the doors permission to be themselves, to grow, to experiment, to be honest, and to share. There is some sort of indescribable magic that happens at NUA. Every single time I came to the studio I left feeling more hopeful and happier than when I arrived. This place is a positive influence on everyone who is a part of it in any way. I really wish that more people could experience it.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my daily life, whether I'm in the studio or not. I've seen the results of NUA in the lives of students, mentors, staff, and volunteers involved.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the opportunity to be in an environment where everyone is learning from everyone else. Sometimes mentors are students and students are mentors. Traditional barriers between the "student" and the "teacher" are gone, allowing more learning to take place.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

the kindest, most down-to-earth, enthusiastic, and caring people that I've ever met in one place.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

host more students, more mentors, and more volunteers.

Ways to make it better...

I had had more time to spend in the studio.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Funding.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I feel that NUA will always be a home for me.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-9-01

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10 people found this review helpful

new urban ats is the bes place in the world i rather go there than to my own house .

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the best ever

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Ways to make it better...

nua was bigger

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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10 people found this review helpful

my eperience at new urban arts has been the best .. it is the most awsomest place in the whole world

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

was very awsome

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Ways to make it better...

if it was biger

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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10 people found this review helpful

I have been a student, mentor, MC, janitor, supervisor, chaperone, and employee at NUA. In all my time there I have always been in love with the Studio. It is always a constant source of stability, support, encouragement and creativity. I will never leave

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the growth of my circle of friends. My personal creative practice. My career.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

have to be crazy

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The family I have attained and gotten to grow with for 8 yrs

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

all strange people

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

buy alot of pizza, bike locks, finally get some couches and get a real good printer...

Ways to make it better...

certain studio managers smiled a bit more often...

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

the economy

One thing I'd also say is that...

this survey is kinda long

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-9-01

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12 people found this review helpful

my experience has been the beast i have had the best times in my life ..... i so happy this place open ....noel

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

nothing it has been the best

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Ways to make it better...

nothing it has been the best

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-9-01

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10 people found this review helpful

New Urban Arts manages to make everyone who comes into contact with it have hope for the future of Providence and the world. As a board member for the past 7 years I've seen it grow and evolve - but most importantly, I've been able to grow and evolve with it. My profession is as a non-profit leader and consultant, but much of my greatest learning in this field has come from my interaction with New Urban Arts. That's what is so amazing about this organization - everyone is a learner, everyone is a teacher. If we all carry that out into the rest of the world, we will be the change we want to see in the world.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Always learning. This is the only organization I've ever experienced that truly lives the idea of a "learning organization."

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Some of the most inspiring, talented people I've ever met.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Change the world.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-9-01

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9 people found this review helpful

When I was a student at New Urban Arts I learned more about myself and the arts in a few weeks than I would have learned in a year elsewhere. The teaching methods had empowered me as a student to realize my potential. NUA had sparked my interest in poetry, photography, welding, ceramics, and many other art mediums. It had opened up a world of expression that as an inner-city youth I had no idea I could participate in.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the open and relaxed environment, which encourages growth and empowering the students.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

friendly and always willing to help.

Ways to make it better...

NUA were more vocal about activities.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-8-01

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10 people found this review helpful

New Urban Arts is a great place, not only for the students and mentors, but for Board Members like me, as well. I love the energy and the creativity the infuses the entire operation.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

getting to know the interesting and creative people who spend time at NUA.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-9-01

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1 person found this review helpful

An amazing space, with amazing staff, student and volunteers. I learned so much about art and about myself in the two years I've been there.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my personal life. Especially dealing with people and how to work with others.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the open environment the space creates. It can be the first time you are there and you will feel welcome right away.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

strong and open to learning from their students and co-workers.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Change the world, well Providence at least.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-8-01

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14 people found this review helpful

After a long association as a board member, volunteer and financial contributor, I was an Artist Mentor Fellow for the last two years. This means I worked with mentors to help them develop their teaching practice. After understanding the organization from a governance and, frankly theoretical point of view, being a Fellow allowed me to understand the real value of the organization -- and to see, feel, and know how New Urban Arts is an experience of both intellectual and embodied learning for youth and mentors. New Urban Arts is a strong organization in many ways, but it's also a revolutionary organization in its understanding of the dignity of all who participate and in the way that it values creative practice as tool for personal development and social change.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

change the city and probably the world.

Ways to make it better...

New Urban Arts had existed when I was 14.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-8-01

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