Join us and

StART making
a difference

We support vulnerable
youth in creating new
statements about
themselves and what
is possible through
performing arts.

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Our Mission

Statement Arts is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to bringing the creative visual & performing arts to underserved and/or low-income individuals. We channel creativity to educate, to enhance intellectual performance, to empower and guide, and to build self-esteem.

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Our Impact

We reach young people at the most critical time in their development. We encourage them to believe in themselves, and are there with the practical resources to help them achieve their goals. Our alumni network extends the positive support, offering guidance and encouragement as our students navigate their college years.

 

100%

SUCCESS RATE

in college admissions and matriculation for all of our high school graduates

 

15+

Years Serving communities

across low-income and underserved neighborhoods in New York City

 
 

350+

at-promise youth Impacted

by our summer performing arts and college preparatory programs

 
 

Our Programs

You can read more about each of our programs on the Our Programs page.

 

Applications Are Now Open

Apply Before MAY 1ST / JUNE 1st


StART Dreaming

StART Dreaming is a free yearlong program that immerses 15 - 20 rising high school seniors in arts education to which they do not have access, and helps them get into college after a three-week summer arts intensive.


StART Access

StART Access was born in 2018 in an effort to reach more at-promise young people throughout New York City. This programming has already welcomed 45 new students to the family. All StART Access programming is free.

StART Young

StART Young  is a free summer performing arts program in Washington Heights held in two sessions for students from grades 3 - 11. Students are given the opportunity to develop their own scripts around issues that matter to them.


StART Works

Statement Arts is still in touch with and continues to support the over 75 StART Dreaming graduates. Each summer, 10 - 15 alumni are hired as interns for our other programs. Interns inspire new cohorts and participate in instruction and final performances.

 
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You have helped students like myself find the courage and bravery to follow our dreams and hearts.

ZAHAIRA CURIEL
Statement Arts Board Secretary, Project Director, & Alum

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Our Students

Our students come from every borough and corner of the greater NYC area. We meet a critical gap in existing services in New York City where only 57% of public high schools have music programs 40% have theater programs and just 19% have dance programs. Our goal is to support 100% of our students on a path to higher education as they embark on a career and meaningful life.

These are just some of the universities and colleges our students have recently been accepted to.

These are just some of the universities and colleges our students have recently been accepted to.


Get Involved

With your support, Statement Arts is empowering hundreds of dreams to take flight through innovative programs. Together we use the power of art to inspire social, cultural, and environmental education to further a legacy of responsible global citizenship.

 

Sign Up For a Program

Do you have a child that would benefit from one of our programs? Are you a rising senior interested in College Prep?

corporate sponsorships

Statement Arts offers a variety of philanthropic and corporate sponsorship opportunities.

Make a Donation

You can make a tax deductible donation to us through our website to support our students. It's easy!

Morgan Stanley’s Lights on Broadway Jumbotron Features Statement Arts The Entire Month of May

Many of the people who navigate through Times Square every day are there to see a Broadway show. They are there to support the arts and engage with New York City's vibrant creative community. Statement Arts commits daily to arts and culture in New York City by delivering arts education programs to young people who would not otherwise have access to these resources. Please watch the video kindly created for us by Jon Bendis.


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