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We are driven by a single goal— to empower the youth in New York City, more specifically the disadvantaged and at risk youth in underserved neighborhoods. We strive to provide a gateway into self-discovery and self-expression using artistic tools such as paint brushes, canvases and encouragement.
Your contribution helps make these smiles possible.
We are a registered 501(c)(3)nonprofit organization and your donation is tax deductible to the fullest extent allowable by law.
Please consider purchasing supplies if you don't feel comfortable making a donation. Be sure to select A CITY CALLED ART's gift registry address. Thank you.
A City Called Art is dedicated to introducing children to the arts. Our workshops take place in Public schools, Community Centers, Museums, Churches, Libraries and New York City landmarks such as New York Botanical and Governors Island.
Our workshops are purpose driven and FREE of cost in underserved neighborhoods to children and youth ages 7-14. ACCA meticulously chooses topics which are guaranteed to leave a long lasting impression in the lives of our young artist.
At A City Called Art we believe art classes and art supplies shouldn’t be a privilege or a luxury. Often art programs are the first subjects cut from the curriculum due to not being a tested subject. For the majority of the children, the financial hardships are not only felt at school but home as well. Parents are faced with the decision to forego extracurricular activities for their children to ensure they can provide for their family. Having grown up as a child with extracurricular activity restrictions due to financial hardships, I vowed to do what I could to prevent that for other children especially after seeing the impact the arts had on my daughters development.
All materials are provided including canvases, paint brushes and comfy smocks. Students will learn paint application, color mixing, brush skills, and sketching. Once their masterpiece is complete they will reflect on their art amongst one another. We encourage and assist each artist throughout the entire process.
To conclude their program, the last 15 minutes of the workshop is an art show for family and friends organized by the students. As a reward, young artists receive art supplies to help foster their relationship with art outside the classroom.
The success of our organization is dependent entirely upon the financial aid and support of corporations and private sponsors like you. We would like to personally invite you to become a sponsor for A City Called Art and help make a difference in the lives of the young artists of New York City. Your contribution will help to promote a culture of art in the communities most in need. As a sponsor, we will work with you to ensure that you and or your company are well represented.
With our organization’s mission always in mind, We take our commitment very seriously. Our team is devoted to creating a long lasting positive influence in each students life. Contact us to learn more about joining our team.
The success of our organization is dependent entirely upon the financial aid and support of corporations and private sponsors like you. We would like to personally invite you to become a sponsor for A City Called Art and help make a difference in the lives of the young artists of New York City.
We’re excited to share that our organization has earned a 2022 Silver Seal of Transparency with Candid!
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"ACCESS TO ART SHOULD'NT BE A LUXURY"