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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 (212) 966-0377
All our projects are ADA accessible, making sure everyone can experience them.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact our Development Coordinator at [email protected]
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
Projects Awaiting Funding
For more Information on a project email [email protected]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 – 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.
Amplify Your Impact with a Planned Gift to CITYarts
If you would like to extend your support of CITYarts to make a lasting impact, there are several gift arrangements you can discuss with your financial and legal advisors. Whether you would like to put your donation to work today or benefit us after your lifetime, you can find a charitable plan that lets you provide for your family and support the CITYarts mission.
A Gift in your Will or Living Trust
A Charitable bequest is a simple, flexible, and versatile way to ensure we can continue our work for years to come. By including a bequest to CITYarts in your will or living trust, you are ensuring that we can continue our mission for years to come. Your gifts also entitles your estate to an unlimited federal estate tax charitable deduction. Charitable bequests can be funded with cash, appreciated securities, real estate, tangible personal property, and closely held stock.
Continue supporting CITYarts’ work after your lifetime through the use of a beneficiary to receive assets such as retirement plans and life insurance policies after you’re gone. This is also a very flexible way to give, as beneficiary designations can be reviewed and adjusted throughout the course of your lifetime.
Please contact CITYarts’ Executive and Creative Director, Tsipi Ben-Haim at (212) 966-0377 or [email protected] to discuss charitable bequests or beneficiary designations to CITYarts or to learn more about the different options for including CITYarts in your will or estate plan.