ARTS FOR ALL

Rating: 4.96 stars   53 reviews

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Location: 419 Lafayette Street 2nd Floor New York NY 10003 USA

Mission: ARTS FOR ALL, INC. is a non-profit arts outreach organization serving in-need children ages 4-19. Our mission is to provide artistic opportunities to in-need youth communities in the greater New York City area.  The majority of our programs are free of charge. Through ARTS FOR ALL, professional artists work with children who have little means or opportunity to explore the arts due to economic disadvantages, physical and mental disabilities, hospitalization, socialization issues, emotional trauma, or any other life challenge.
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212.591.6108
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have only been volunteering with Arts for All for a short time, but I very much admire and appreciate the passion this organization has for providing arts programming to those who would not otherwise have the opportunity. Arts for All is run by caring and compassionate individuals who give endless support to their volunteers in the field. I am proud to be a part of this organization and I hope to see them grow so that they can build upon the great work they are already doing.

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

the smiles and laughter of the young people residing at the Children's Village Shelter for runaway teens in Westchester, NY.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-9-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

Arts for All is such a wonderful organization! Everyone who works for Arts for All is so positive and exciting to work with. They have such a passion for what they do and care so much about the kids. It is so wonderful to see how much music and drama touch the lives of these children through Arts for All. What a gift!

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

I was so happy when some Arts for All kids came up to us after our performance. Their faces just lit up. We got a rave review!

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

passionate, creative, and fun!

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

put smiles on millions of little faces!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

Arts for All Inc. is a great organization for people of all ages to be involved in. I am currently a student, and am able to find events to help out with that work in my schedule. Many people help out at the big events with promoting the organization to show how important arts education is for children, especially in New York City where some schools have cut arts funding completely. Other programs that they have set up are visits to childcare facilities to bring storytelling and arts and crafts projects to the children, and one of my favorite experiences with Arts for All was accompanying them on their Metropolitan Museum of Art visit with children from underprivileged schools and disabled children. Seeing how much the experience meant to them really made Arts for All stick out as an incredible organization that does all they can to impact the lives of those less fortunate.

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

Seeing children who have never been to a museum before experience the Metropolitan Museum of Art and have the time of their lives. I lead a tour in which the students were enthusiastic and so bright. It really made me see how fortunate I am.

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

Working with children who are less fortunate. They are so bright and make me realize how lucky I am.

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

Fun, helpful, creative, giving

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

Bring arts funding to schools around the world who are not able to fund their art and music and drama programs alone.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-9-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

Arts for All serves over 3000 children in the New York City area with programs that are fun, creative and inspiring. I have seen first hand what a big difference they have in schools with little to no programming. It's amazing what can happen when a child has a place to channel their creativity. Arts for All is on the front lines. It's awesome.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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8 people found this review helpful

I am a Teaching Artist with Arts for All and the extent to which I see programming reach so many in need communities is inspiring to both witness and to be a part of. We are in hospitals, shelters, public schools, and so much more. I have mostly worked in public schools producing original works of theater with the students. When the performance is finally mounted after weeks of hard work, the pride that the students feel is palpable.

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

getting to know the students personally and understanding their commitment to the projects. They take great pride in the work that is led by the professional artists of Arts for All.

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

save arts education in New York City.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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3 people found this review helpful

Arts For All is a altruistic driven organization aimed at helping deliver art programs to those less fortunate in the NYC area. Never before have I been involved in an organization that followed through as much as AFA. If you're looking to make a difference in the community, AFA is an organization that does just that and more.

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

Help bring art programs to all schools that lost them due to the recent economic crisis.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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1 person found this review helpful

Arts for All is a small but incredibly effective arts outreach organization. I have volunteered at many AFA events and have also worked as a teaching artist with the organization. I am always impressed with the breadth of their efforts, promoting the arts in all five boroughs of NYC. I have always been treated with respect, and found the organization to be organized and communicative. I am grateful for the many opportunities they have given me to affect lives through art.

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

bring more free programs to in-need schools, communities, and kids across NYC, exposing thousands more to arts through viewing performances, classes with teaching artists, and general mischief and art-making.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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1 person found this review helpful

Great non profit!!! I have been envolved with Arts for All (AFA) for the past 4 years and have enjoyed each and every volunteering opportunity here. Combining two very strong services, Arts and Community outreach, AFA provides an invaluable service to children in the greater new york metro area by providing them means to a dying service.

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

many ways but specifically providing my time to help plan and execute events to raise funds

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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2 people found this review helpful

It's all about the eyes. The reward is watching the myriad of expressions flash across their faces: surprise, pride, wonderment, pure joy, and the moment of finally understanding. As a volunteer, my favorite memory was helping a group of handicapped students tour the Metropolitan Museum of Art for the first time. The Arts for All leader's talent for facilitating, both visually and emotionally what the paintings and sculptures were attempting to express, proved that art does speak to the soul. Arts for All, Inc. mission is to start a conversation with every student in the city.

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

watching students grow from not trusting their abilities to begin taking risks.

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

that I can help students treasure their own "voice" in creating works of art. Teaching children that appreciating their uniqueness is not only valuable, but necessary to their genuine happiness and self-acceptance.

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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Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

My experience with Arts for All has been a wonderfully enriching endeavor. The passion and energy that this group of people brings to the table is astounding. All volunteers are treated with respect, kindness and gratitude. Most of the people involved with Arts for All are volunteers, so to have that kind of positive energy from people squeezing this into their busy NYC lives is truly unique. I also greatly respect the work that is being done by the organization. Since I've taught some of the workshops in the schools and centers that Arts for All services, I've seen first hand the positive effects of bringing arts programming to these locations. The kids are always excited to see us and anxious to get to do something different and fun. Giving the kids something to look forward to that's fun and exciting as well as informative is very important. Hearing it from a different source that their regular teachers might also bring an additional perspective to their learning day. I'm extremely proud to be a part of Arts for All and hope that they continue to grow!

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

public schools around the city, the Brooklyn Hospital, and the Children's Village.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-4-01

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