NUA is one of the most incredible communities I've ever been a part of. The studio gives everyone who walks through the doors permission to be themselves, to grow, to experiment, to be honest, and to share. There is some sort of indescribable magic that happens at NUA. Every single time I came to the studio I left feeling more hopeful and happier than when I arrived. This place is a positive influence on everyone who is a part of it in any way. I really wish that more people could experience it.
new urban ats is the bes place in the world i rather go there than to my own house .
my eperience at new urban arts has been the best .. it is the most awsomest place in the whole world
I have been a student, mentor, MC, janitor, supervisor, chaperone, and employee at NUA. In all my time there I have always been in love with the Studio. It is always a constant source of stability, support, encouragement and creativity. I will never leave
my experience has been the beast i have had the best times in my life ..... i so happy this place open ....noel
New Urban Arts manages to make everyone who comes into contact with it have hope for the future of Providence and the world. As a board member for the past 7 years I've seen it grow and evolve - but most importantly, I've been able to grow and evolve with it. My profession is as a non-profit leader and consultant, but much of my greatest learning in this field has come from my interaction with New Urban Arts. That's what is so amazing about this organization - everyone is a learner, everyone is a teacher. If we all carry that out into the rest of the world, we will be the change we want to see in the world.
When I was a student at New Urban Arts I learned more about myself and the arts in a few weeks than I would have learned in a year elsewhere. The teaching methods had empowered me as a student to realize my potential. NUA had sparked my interest in poetry, photography, welding, ceramics, and many other art mediums. It had opened up a world of expression that as an inner-city youth I had no idea I could participate in.
New Urban Arts is a great place, not only for the students and mentors, but for Board Members like me, as well. I love the energy and the creativity the infuses the entire operation.
An amazing space, with amazing staff, student and volunteers. I learned so much about art and about myself in the two years I've been there.
After a long association as a board member, volunteer and financial contributor, I was an Artist Mentor Fellow for the last two years. This means I worked with mentors to help them develop their teaching practice. After understanding the organization from a governance and, frankly theoretical point of view, being a Fellow allowed me to understand the real value of the organization -- and to see, feel, and know how New Urban Arts is an experience of both intellectual and embodied learning for youth and mentors. New Urban Arts is a strong organization in many ways, but it's also a revolutionary organization in its understanding of the dignity of all who participate and in the way that it values creative practice as tool for personal development and social change.
I was a mentor at New Urban Arts in 2006. It was a great experience. I remember everyone I met in my short time there. It was challenging, but really valuable. NUA does really amazing things for high school students. I remember a lot of my mentees telling me how terrible their public schools were: how art classes were cut entirely from the curriculum. And then to see these students doing something constructive and positive in their time outside of school was really great.
New Urban Arts is the healthiest nonprofit I have ever been involved with. The staff is totally dedicated and supportive. Working with students and artist mentors has been a constant source of inspiration, reflection, and growth. I am extremely grateful to be a part of such a vibrant learning community.
New Urban Arts is the kind of place that can make anyone smile and say, "This is great- we need more!" However, New Urban Arts is such a great find because we could definitely use more places like it. The studio space is homey and open to visitors of all walks of life. The students who work there are all focused on whatever creative project is at hand. There is a strong sense of unity and equality. Who knew such a small space could bare such great fruits of the arts and of human endeavors in creativity? The mentors and volunteers are full of patience, positive hands-on attitudes, acceptance and understanding, making the environment ideal for young learners and blossoming artists in the community.
One of the most supportive and welcoming communities for young people and artists. Truly a leader in the field of youth development and arts communities.
What an amazing place of energy and tolerance and exploration! I lived in the building just next door and would always pop in on my way to/from the neighborhood coffee shop to see "what was up". It was always something new and innovative. The kids were always engaged, the mentors constantly amazed and the rest of us in awe of the power of art. thanx for being part of the 'hood and the community!
Having moved to Providence some six years ago, I have observed several non-profits in our community that have made a lasting imprint on our City--New Urban Arts is among them. As a safe place for young people to explore their own creativity and have positive interactions with their peers while building their confidence, NUA has made an incredible contribution to our quality of place while strengthening Providence's reputation as an arts and cultural powerhouse. Thanks NUA students, mentors, staff and volunteers!!!!
I have been a student and intern at New Urban Arts for the past three years. While being there i have met a lot of great people who i will stay life longs friends with and i have also learned a lot. while working with artist mentors i had the chance to ask questions about things like college and get a real perspective on things.
I have volunteered at New Urban Arts for two years and I can say with assurance that it is one of the most innovative, open after school programs that exists.
I spent the summer working at New Urban Arts as a grad student. Having worked as an educator in the past at other youth education non-profits, I was most impressed by how deep and meaningful a connection the organization had to students and mentors. There is a real and lasting sense of community.
It's an amazing place to learn different aspects of art. The volunteers are wonderful and always doing more than asked of to help you. All the conections and friendships I formed have formed here have helped me learn and grow as a person and as an artists. One of the most amazing places I've ever known.
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.
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!