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New York

United States

About Us

The purpose of ART START is to value and nurture the voices, hearts and minds of some of New York City's most vulnerable youth, giving them the tools to transform their own lives through the creative process.

Our kids collaborate with active NYC artists who contribute time, resources and guidance to nurture their creativity and talents through a variety of visual, performing and media arts workshops that develop self-expression and raise self-esteem. Using a learner-centered approach to education, ART START instills in our youth the confidence to think critically, ask important questions, and pursue meaningful opportunities in life – against all odds. Through their innate creativity, ART START kids learn to trust themselves as their own safe place in very difficult circumstances.