STATEMENT ARTS INC

Rating: 5 stars   14 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture

Location: 2 River Terrace New York NY 10282 USA

Mission: Statement Arts is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to bringing the creative visual & performing arts to underserved and/or low-income individuals. We channel creativity to educate, to enhance intellectual performance, to empower and guide, and to build self-esteem. Statement Arts is committed to giving our students an intercultural and interdisciplinary arts experience to which they do not have access. Statement Arts believes in the power of art to inspire social, cultural, and environmental education to further a legacy of responsible global citizenship.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I learned about the work of Statement Arts by happenstance some months ago. On first impression, I was simply awe-struck by the work they are doing with under-served youth and I was inspired to get involved. After reaching out to one of the founders, it became clear to me that this is a labor of love by a group of very talented and dedicated artists and professionals. Having met some of the young adults and seen how Statement Arts' programs have impacted and shaped them, I am even more impressed by the important work of this organization. I recently joined the Board and look forward to helping the organization expand its footprint so that more youth can benefit from their work.

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

meeting some of the young adults and working with the founders and other board members to develop and expand youth-oriented programs.

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

get more people involved in the organization, at all levels. this is happening and I look forward to helping to grow the organization.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been involved with various Statement Arts projects over the past several years. As a professional photographer, I have been involved with documenting projects.

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

watching how well people respond to their shows.

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

help them strengthen their organization so their work can reach more people.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

like I was contributing to something that will help many people.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

have donated to statement arts and seen first hand the wonderful work they do with kids and the Arts. It's truely amazing how they can reach kids and the results are spectacular.

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

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

seeing just how much potential every kid has inside them, they just need alittle help and encouragement to unleash it. and these folks do just that.

Ways to make it better...

i was able to get more hands on in a project. next time for sure!

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 six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

I am a founder of Statement Arts and have developed the project "Urban Arts" for the past four years. The dedication shown by the board members, volunteers, and project leaders far surpasses any non-profit I've worked with. The students that partner with "Urban Arts" achieve great success in performances, preparing for college, working with community, and traveling for competitions. The Statement Arts volunteers develop meaningful work that changes students' lives.

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

The dedication by the volunteers and members to creating and expanding the organization. Also working with the students; it's great to see lives change for the better with each and every project!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

We believe Statement Arts fills a much needed void in bringing the arts into the lives of many, especially underserved children. The vibrant interactive performances of The Think Theater Project for young children, for example, fosters understanding and acceptance in a fun and educational format. Watching the reaction of the children and their parents at their live shows, is a joy. Annette & Seth Kaminsky

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

Seeing the positive reaction of the audiences

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

Hardworking and dedicated

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

Take the program to many other children

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-7-01

Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

We had an opportunity to attend one of Statement Arts plays produced by Think Theater. It was so much fun watching the play and watching the enthusiasm that it generated among the children. We particularly loved the interaction of the actors with the children. Richard & Carol Van Deusen

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

Going to a performance and watching them relate to the children

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

Develop more arts projects for a greater number of children

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

I am the project leader for The Think Theater Project. Statement Arts' support and enthusiasm was the driving force for the success of this program. The thought, compassion and detail that they put into every project is truly amazing. I am proud to now serve as a board member and continue to be inspired by the students, creative team, and directors of Statement Arts.

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

the response from the students we reach. Getting feedback from them really confirms that Statement Arts continues to fulfill it's mission of "enriching students with creative experiences that will empower them throughout their lives."

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

Watching the kids gain confidence and develop life skills from participating in arts based education.

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

Dedicated, intelligent, bright, full of life!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

Rating: 5 stars  

11 people found this review helpful

I worked with Statement Arts in Provincetown this past summer. Not only was their work with kids top notch, but the intellectual dialogue they built around their work amongst a diverse array of other artists was exceptional. I still keep in touch with many of the artists and arts educators I met through my participation with Statement Arts. I expect that as their community continues to grow, the work of Statement Arts will only get stronger, push further, and have a greater impact... I can't see how it won't.

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

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

all incredibly engaged and serious artists working in a variety of mediums, impacting a diverse array of audience members and stake holders.

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

build it's own space, go on tour, pay its staff, provide free services, develop a robust educational component, commission new work by emerging playwrights, and make real strides to bringing awareness to the issues that are at the core of their mission.

Ways to make it better...

it were longer!

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

a lack of a space to call their own—both a theatre space as well as office space, moneymoneymoney, and low visibility that can be enhanced by a full-scale marketing initiative.

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

Rating: 5 stars  

11 people found this review helpful

The artists at Statement Arts have gone above and beyond in working with the students at our school. Liza and her team are wonderful and have helped our students to prepare for our annual musicals each year. Their dedication and expertise have provided our students with an education that will carry them in all facets of life. We are eternally grateful to them and are fortunate to have them as invaluable contributors to our school community. They are the best!

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

Professional, knowledgeable, dedicated, and tireless

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

Rating: 5 stars  

11 people found this review helpful

I helped organize last year's Think Theatre Project, one of Statement Arts most recent outreach programs. It was an amazing experience, and I will be helping again this year as well. It's pretty incredible to find an organization that is so clear on it's goals to help kids. The group's enthusiasm and passion is really inspiring, and I am very proud to be a part of it.

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

Watching kids grow and learn in a supportive, creative environment.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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