Organization

Red Hook Art Project

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Joined in November 2018

About Us

Founded in 2009, Red Hook Art Project (RHAP) is a non-profit organization that provides free visual art, music, academic and stress management instruction to children and youth who live in and around Red Hook, Brooklyn. Operating out of a storefront in the heart of Red Hook, RHAP organizes our community of twenty volunteers professional artists, musicians, writers, doctors and other practitioners—to teach and mentor our students on a weekly basis. Our classes are intentionally small, and we strive to give each student individual attention during each class. Our pedagogical approach is rooted in responding to our students interests and needs with special attention to activities that build self-confidence and problem solving skills . We see our program as a fun, enriching, and supportive supplement to the academic curriculum they receive at school.


RHAP’s mission is rooted in the conviction that creative self-expression is a transformative experience that enriches individuals and communities. As an organization, we work to provide a space where young people feel safe and supported as they engage in developing their voices through artistic projects and activities. We cultivate an environment of playfulness and experimentation, while challenging our older students to engage in supportive criticism and the collective development of their individual voices. The experiences of creative problem solving and self-expression that underlie our program generate self-confidence and a sense of agency in our students. We believe that these qualities meaningfully contribute to the well-being of our students, their communities, and ultimately encourage engaged citizenship.

Founded in 2009, Red Hook Art Project (RHAP) is a non-profit organization that provides free visual art, music, academic and stress management instruction to children and youth who live in and around Red Hook, Brooklyn. Operating out of a…

Areas of Focus Include

  • Arts & Music
  • Children & Youth
  • Conflict Resolution

Location

183 Richards Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231