Uproar Art Overview
Target demographics: Children and teens in the Brooklyn area, with a focus on underserved communities - i.e. low income, at-risk and minorities.
Direct beneficiaries per year: Last year we served approximately 700 students through in-school workshops, 45 students through extra-curricular classes and 300 families through free community events and workshops.
Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Help Uproar with administrative work, translate our materials for ESL students and families or assist in teaching a workshop either in our studio or in a local school.
Geographic areas served: All over Brooklyn, but most recently in Bushwick.
Programs: We offer three different ways to be involved: Free workshops at community events like Maker Faire, Williamsburg Walks and Go Green! Greenpoint Earth Day Festival. We also offer extra curricular classes with a scholarship option at local community art studios like the Living Gallery in Bushwick. Finally, we offer an in-school Visiting Artist Program, especially focused on working with schools that don't have other arts programming. This program gives stipends to local, experienced teaching artists and offers workshops free of charge to local schools.