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.
ATG student Kristina performing a monologue at Youth, I.N.C.’s Innovators Breakfast, January 2014.
Arts to Grow launched its first three programs in September 2005. Since then, our portfolio of program partners has grown to 18 schools and community organizations in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, Hoboken (NJ), and Newark (NJ). Thanks to our sponsors and volunteers, we’ve had the opportunity to offer over 120 high quality programs and serve over 3,000 children. Students’ artistic talents are nurtured by ATG’s experienced Teaching Artists, a specific curriculum created for each class, and a 1:12 teaching artist to student ratio. Over 35 highly qualified teaching artists have worked with ATG to instill self-confidence and a love of learning in our students.