Mission: Arts For All offers accessible artistic opportunities to children in the New York City area who face socio-economic, physical, or emotional barriers to exploring the arts. Through Arts For All, professional artists work with youth organizations to build self-confidence, self-expression, teamwork, resilience, and creativity in children.
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.
Arts For All's work has helped to support high quality arts programming in schools that are greatly in need. The work of their amazing staff and teaching artists has contributed to enhanced social emotional competencies for both general education and special education students. As Arts For All grows to help support more schools, additional students will receive the high quality arts education they so greatly deserve.
Arts for All is a wonderful organization. As a member of the programming committee, their dedication to the community they serve is evident within the instruction they provide. With a roster of talented artists, the students learn valuable skills that will help them thrive in the future.