Q: Who do you serve?
A: Arts For All serves approximately 3,500 children ages 4-19 each year! Through Arts For All, professional artists work with youth organizations to reach children who have little means or opportunity to explore the arts due to economic disadvantages, physical and mental disabilities, hospitalization, socialization issues, emotional trauma, or any other life challenge. Our programs operate in schools, hospitals, shelters, and youth centers all over the greater New York City area. For more information, please visit our Who We Serve page.

Q: What kinds of services do you offer?
A: Arts For All’s programs are unique because rather than running out of a facility that may only be accessible to a select population, we go where the need is the greatest. Our professional teaching artists and volunteers bring our programs into schools, hospitals, shelters, and other youth centers around NYC.  Youth organizations are selected for programming by submitting an application to be reviewed by the Arts For All board of directors, which details the need within the youth organization. We offer creative programs in almost every arts discipline you can imagine including: drama, dance, music, film, video editing, painting, sculpture, drawing, mask and puppet making, academic based art projects, and more. If you do not see a workshop that suits your needs, Arts For All is happy to create an original workshop to better serve the children at your organization. We also offer specialty programs such as the Audience Project, where children have the opportunity to see professional theater productions. For a more detailed description of what we offer, visit our What We Do page.

Q: How can I enroll my child in one of your programs?
A: Arts For All’s programs are unique because rather than running out of a facility that may only be accessible to a select population, we go where the need is the greatest. Our professional teaching artists and volunteers bring our programs into schools, hospitals, shelters, and other youth centers around NYC. To bring an Arts For All program to your child’s youth organization, please talk to your youth organization’s administrators about submitting an application.  To receive an application, please email learnmore@arts-for-all.org.

Q: How can I get one of your programs at my child’s school/my organization?
A: To bring an Arts For All program to your youth organization, please talk to your youth organizations administrators about submitting an application.  To receive an application, please email learnmore@arts-for-all.org.  The application will be reviewed by the Arts For All Board of Directors to ensure your youth organization fits Arts For All’s mission.  If the your application is approved, the next step will be a site visit from an Arts For All representative to meet with your staff and to discuss the best programming match for your organization.  A strong commitment is expected from all organizations participating in Arts For All programming, and executing a contract detailing expectations will be the final step prior to sending programming to a new youth organization.

Q:  How much do your programs cost /Is there financial assistance available for those who qualify?
A: For youth organizations that fit the Arts For All mission, programs and workshops are offered free of charge.  However there is a strong commitment expected from all organizations participating in Arts For All programming, and a cancellation fee will be instituted for any programs canceled with in 48 hours (that have not been canceled due to an emergency).

Q: How can I get involved?
A: Our fantastic volunteers and professional teaching artists are the lifeblood of our organization!  Without them, our work here at Arts For All would not be possible! To become a part of the Arts For All family as a volunteer, intern, professional teaching artists or to help run one of our many events, please visit our Get Involved page.

Q: How do I make a donation?
A: At Arts For All, we rely on generous donations from individuals, corporations and foundations to provide our services to the deserving children of New York City. CLICK HERE to make a donation in any amount.  Your contribution will greatly help us to provide more art programming to in-need children in the greater New York City area.  You may also make a contribution to Arts For All Chicago by clicking the same link and noting Arts For All Chicago in the dedication line or on your check’s memo line.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to email us at learnmore@arts-for-all.org, or call us at 212.591.6108.

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116 West 23rd Street
5th Floor
New York, NY 10011
ph: 212-591-6108
learnmore@arts-for-all.org