NEW URBAN ARTS

Rating: 5 stars   22 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture

Location: 743 Westminster St. Providence RI 02903 USA

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
2009 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 05-0498654
401-751-4556
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Rating: 5 stars  

10 people found this review helpful

As a reserved, yet typical high school student searching for something to do after school, I was completely overwhelmed when I bumped into New Urban Arts. The second I stepped inside the studio I was immediately greeted warmly and given a tour. Upon deciding to return and become a member of New Urban Arts, I found myself also becoming a part of an incredibly supportive community. New Urban Arts allows students to think and create very freely without a trace of judgment or any expectations for that matter; this allows the student to be work without pressure. With the assistance of artist mentors, who learn just as much as their students do, students become immersed in the wonderful world of studio arts. After four years of being involved with New Urban Arts, I decided to become a mentor and give back to a place that has undoubtedly bettered my creative process.

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

working there and being a student there. I've been on both sides. I've been the student who comes in and creates like no one's business or sit around and talk to my peers until something sparks in my mind, and I've also been the mentor who assists.

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

the unexpected elements. I've never been to a place where students were so rapidly creating and thinking without even knowing it. It has never failed to impress me how the high school youth can open their minds and work together.

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

exceptionally professional while maintaining a special, genuine, almost casual relationship with students and others who are affiliated. They were all very kind, personable, and great characters themselves.

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

expand nationwide. Providence isn't the only place where high school students are deprived of a healthy arts education. It also isn't the only place where students need a positive and supportive community.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-8-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

At New Urban Arts, the experience for me was very near phenomenal! It was great because practically everyone there shared interests similar to mine. So clearly, it is and was a very sociable environment for me. I highly recommend New Urban Arts to ANY art lovers, and anyone who is interested in learning new artistic skills. During my 6 week summer job, I learned how to paint, and sketch better than I ever did. The employees were very nice and friendly. New Urban Arts is indeed a wonderful place, and will be a great experience for anyone!

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

The staff, and my fellow co-workers. They were all nice, and respectable!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-8-01

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