Yes, I want to support CITYarts!
Buys half the supplies 1 student needs to participate in 1 after school mural workshop
Buys full supplies for 1 student to participate in 1 after school mural workshop
Buys 2 gallons of paint for that student’s school, park, or community mural
Buys brushes and drop cloths for that student’s school, park, or community mural
Buys supplies for 1 student for a full semester of after school mural workshops
Buys half the paint needed to paint a school, park, or community mural
Buys all of the paint needed for a school, park, community mural
Pays for all the art supplies needed to cover all students in the mural workshops
Pays our hired professional mural artist lead for each mural project
“When kids create they do not destroy.” – Tsipi Ben-Haim
Art education is crucial for creative thinking and personal development, and yet it has been drastically reduced in New York City public schools due to budget cuts. CITYarts has stepped in to fill that gap, and will continue to do so with your generous help.
Your contributions allow us to bring art to more youth across NYC and the world! Every donation is put towards the work produced by CITYarts, both locally and globally. Your contribution will be used for project supplies, workshop production, execution of site-specific projects, Pieces for Peace exhibitions, and more. Although CITYarts is partially supported by grants from foundations and corporations, we also greatly rely on donations from individuals like you. Help us bring art to the youth of the world! Please take a moment to support the kids we work with through a donation.
Donate by Mail:Please make checks payable to CITYarts, Inc. and mail to:
CITYarts, Inc. 77 Bleecker St, Suite C2-18 New York, NY, 10012
Donate by Phone:
Make a credit card contribution by phone at:
Projects Awaiting Funding
For more Information on a project email firstname.lastname@example.org
GENERAL OPERATING SUPPORT
Founded in 1968, CITYarts Workshop was re-founded as CITYarts, Inc. in 1989 by Tsipi Ben-Haim with five programs. To date, CITYarts has produced over 300 public art projects in collaboration with over 500 artists, 100,000 city youth and nearly 500,000 community volunteers.
MURAL MAINTENANCE, RESTORATION AND SUPPORT FUND
By contributing to CITYarts’ Mural Maintenance/Restoration Fund, you are ensuring that CITYarts’ mural projects can continue to hold a positive impact on communities. 90% of all CITYarts murals stay graffiti free, displaying the community’s commitment to the project they participated in and the longstanding impact engaging our youth can have. However the elements too have an impact and therefore maintenance and restoration is unavoidable.
PRINCE STREET MURAL RESTORATION FUND – RICHARD HAAS
CITYarts is acting as the Fiscal sponsor for the 112 Prince Street Mural. It was the first public artwork created by the artist and architectural muralist, Richard Haas, on Prince and Greene Streets in SoHo in 1975. A landmark in SoHo for over 40 years , the mural is now in a state of great disrepair and needs to be restored with the aid of archival paint. 8% allocation of all donated funds go to CITYarts.
Community Identity – ALICE ON THE WALL RECREATION/RESTORATION
In 2002, Alice on the Wall was created two blocks from Ground Zero as a response to 9/11. Over 100 students from Stuyvesant High School, the Washington Market Community, and professional artist Natalia Zukerman 10 years later. The CITYarts Alice on the Wall mural was under three-feet of water and needed serious restoration. Now it has become a tradition to recreate and restore it every year. Collaboration with CITYarts, Stuyvesant High School students and Art Club, and the NYC Parks Department.
Community Identity – EMPOWERING EACH OTHER AT HAMILTON GRANGE SCHOOL
The empowering each other project brings three schools together to learn from each other: Hamilton Grange, the Martin Luther King Jr. High School for Law, Advocacy and Community Justice, and City College. This three year mural project started with workshops and leads to murals in the school building to help grow and develop the school and its community of students.
Community Identity – PS 197 & MS 381 Collaboration
To implement after-school art education programming that will consist of workshops the eventual creation of a mural in the school’s shared space. The workshops and murals will serve as a bridge of understanding and collaboration for the students of both schools in which they can explore and celebrate their diversity, cultures and dreams.
KIDS FOR JUSTICE – EMPOWERING EACH OTHER FOR A BETTER FUTURE, at High School LACJ
A three year program that focuses on democratic justice and the speed of climate change through workshops, special trips to museums, galleries, and the court, leading to public murals in the school. Students from the Martin Luther King Jr. Educational Complex in High School for Law, Advocacy, and Community Justice.
GLOBAL HEARTWARMING – GARDEN PLAYGROUND MURAL
Creating a public mural/mosaic in collaboration with professional artists, local youth, and their families that celebrates nature and raises awareness about the speed of climate change. Revitalize neighborhood public parks to make them more welcoming and enjoyable for the community. Bring together youth and families to collaborate on a project that will beautify their neighborhood. Garden Playground, 40 Beaver Street, Brooklyn, NY 11206.
YOUNG MINDS BUILD BRIDGES – HARLEM PEACE WALL RESTORATION
CITYarts’ first Peace Wall in Jacob Schiff Park has been a backdrop for the community since 2005. After standing out in the elements, the Peace Wall has weathered the elements and is in need of repairs. Jacob Schiff Park, at 500 West 138th Street, Harlem, New York. This project engages the community by bringing in neighborhood residents and students from City College, Hamilton Grange Middle School, and the High School for LACJ.
YOUNG MINDS BUILD BRIDGES – BRAZIL PEACE WALL MURAL
Creating a mural to promote peace and tolerance in a turbulent, and poverty stricken neighborhood within Brazil.Bring Brazilian and multicultural youth together with students and volunteers from diverse Sao Paulo neighborhoods to reflect on the diverse cultures, while looking forward into a future of peace envisioned by today’s global youth. Bring together youth and families to collaborate on a project that will beautify their neighborhood, Empower youth to take leadership roles in acting as a positive force in their community. Raise awareness to climate change and spread the celebration of natural beauty Sao Paulo, Brazil.
YOUNG MINDS BUILD BRIDGES – PIECES FOR PEACE TRAVELING EXHIBITION WORLDWIDE
The Pieces for Peace international mosaic consists of tile-sized paintings, drawings and poems on paper contributed by students from around the world and assembled by CITYarts online as a major collaborative work of art. The original student artworks were displayed in a traveling exhibition in the U.S., including the Cork Gallery at Avery Fisher Hall (Lincoln Center), the Manhattan Jewish Community Center, the Gabarron Foundation, and The Paper Mill Playhouse in New Jersey before going on the international tour to Egypt, Israel, and Spain.
YOUNG MINDS BUILD BRIDGES – PIECES FOR PEACE WORKSHOPS WORLDWIDE
CITYarts’ Pieces for Peace workshops involve individual 2-hour art workshops where students discuss the subject of peace in their lives within a group setting. They are then asked to express their individual ideas by creating a 6” by 6” artwork. CITYarts’ Pieces for PeaceWorkshops take place in public schools throughout the five boroughs, community centers and after-school programs around the world.
OTHER PROJECTS AND OPPORTUNITIES – ARTIST IN RESIDENCE
Conduct individual CITYarts Pieces for Peace workshops. Approximately 30 NYC public schools and afterschool programs, grades 8-12. Professional artists, community members, students, volunteers and many more. Workshops offer much needed art education to students in areas in desperate need of quality arts programming.
OTHER PROJECTS AND OPPORTUNITIES – URBAN STORIES BOOK
A book that visually demonstrates the process of transforming environments into vibrant meeting spaces. This book gives readers an opportunity to consider transforming their community. It also highlights 46 projects in celebrating 46 years of creating public art projects in New York and internationally. To foster creative collaborations between youth and professional artists by innovative approach.
OTHER PROJECTS AND OPPORTUNITIES – CORPORATE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
CITYarts has provided meaningful, hands-on volunteer opportunities. For groups from community organizations or corporations like Unilever, Credit Suisse and Goldman Sachs.