Arts For All

Rating: 4.97 stars   63 reviews

Address:

116 West 23rd Street 5th Floor New York NY 10011 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.

Target demographics:

children gain life skills such as creativity, self-confidence, self-expression, resilience and teamwork skills, through the lens of an artistic discipline.

Direct beneficiaries per year:

Approximately 3,500 under-served children in the New York City area.

Geographic areas served:

New York City schools and community organizations with little to no arts funding.

Programs:

Literacy Through the Arts, the Artistic Residency Program, the Artistic Exposure Program and the annual Audience Project Tour.

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212.591.6108
www.arts-for-all.org

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Rating: 5 stars  

I've worked with Arts-For-All as a partner for about three years, and I can say with the utmost sincerity that AFA is a wonderful -- and needed! -- organization. It's not only that AFA cares about offering underserved children enriching arts programs. AFA's leadership, staff, teaching artists, etc., are talented, dedicated, hard-working, cheerful, serious and energetic. The teaching artists blow me away with their gifts and commitment. I am impressed by the quality and variety of AFA's programming. I am delighted -- and humbled -- to be associated with AFA.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

In 2013, I started partnering with and supporting Arts For All, and the relationship was successful and immensely rewarding. We are working together again this year on four arts education programs for second-graders: two that pair haiku with the visual arts; and two that pair haiku with music. (The haiku were written by my late mother, Sydell Rosenberg, a teacher and an anthologized American haiku poet.) These programs are not just educational and hands-on fun, they are exciting and unusual. AFA takes its mandate to serve children seriously and with a drive and dedication that's a joy to experience. The feedback from the kids, principal and teachers has also been satisfying. I am proud to be associated with Arts For All: it is a wonderfully worthy organization that fulfills its commitment to enrich the lives of children every day.

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Rating: 4 stars  

I have been most grateful for the opportunity to contribute to and partner with Arts For All on an initiative for second-graders to pair haiku "word-pictures" with the visual arts. This program, now underway at an elementary school in the Bronx, has been so rewarding and such fun for everyone involved -- including, most importantly, the children! Arts For All impresses with its overall professionalism, its boundless dedication to the children it serves, the variety of its programs and offerings and its accountability for results that educate, engage, enlighten and delight. I look forward to more opportunities to collaborate with this wonderful organization, Arts For All.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Arts for All provides amazing experiences for kids who might not otherwise have exposure to the arts and humanities. As a donor I know that these experiences can be life- changing and can offer inspiration and hope to kids in the program. It is food for growth of a different kind and gives them an opportunity to imagine themselves as able to do or be anything!

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2013

 
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