WHAT WE DO:
DEVELOPING ARTISTS is particularly committed to engaging with young people from socially disadvantaged backgrounds and has a proven track record of engaging positively with those who face significant barriers in their daily lives.
NYC’s art programs continue to face annual cuts, and these reductions in funding leave many young people with no/limited access to the arts education they could so deservedly benefit from. As adults, we know getting through the pressures of today's society is never easy, but for a young person without any outlet for expression, development is impossible.
We all know how important it is to provide opportunities for teens to have a creative forum to help navigate life's increasing challenges. They need to find their voice to deal with issues like rage, fear or frustration and channel that energy into self-expression and self-confidence.