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Causes: Arts & Culture, Arts Education

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.

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5 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


Rating: 5

Arts For All is unmatched for its dedication to children in NYC. This organization is committed to nurturing the creative spirit and endeavors of students in the five boroughs of New York. I am delighted to work with this organization, and I applaud everything it does.

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Rating: 5

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

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!