About Arts to Grow
Arts to Grow bridges the gap between arts education and shrinking school district budgets by providing Teaching Artists and research-based curriculum to produce future leaders and strengthen local communities at no cost to working families.
Kristine, 8th grader, Cypress Hills LDC IS 171
Video Credit: Anthony Quintano
Arts to Grow launched its first three programs in September 2005. Since that time, our portfolio of program partners has grown to 15 programs in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Hoboken and Newark, N.J. Since our inception, we've offered over 90 high quality programs serving over 2,000 children. Students' artistic talents are nurtured by Teaching Artists, a customizable arts curriculum, and a 1:12 teaching artist to student ratio. Over 35 highly qualified teaching artists have taught our students.
Did you know....Communities that support the Arts
- Are more interdependent
- See more collaboration and efficient use of resources
- Achieve more in the classroom
- Score 85 points higher on their SATs
6th grader, Cypress Hills LDC IS 171
Video Credit: : Anthony Quintano