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Causes: Arts & Culture, Performing Arts

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

Programs: To support the development of providence teenagers through arts and education programs including workshops, classes, unjudged art shows and mentoring programs.

providence youth acts collaborative-joint programs among different youth organizations.

Community Stories

22 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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

10

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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

10

Board Member

Rating: 5

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.

9

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

10

Board Member

Rating: 5

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.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

14

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.