Free Arts NYC has provided professional development on community arts education, positive youth/community development, volunteer management, and employee engagement/team-building for organizations including:

  • The Arts & Business Council of New York
  • The Center for Non-Profit Success
  • Grand Street Settlement’s J.U.M.P.! Program
  • Harvard’s Center for Public Interest Careers (CPIC) Internship Program
  • The Mentoring Partnership of New York
  • The National Guild for Community Arts Education’s annual Conference for Community Arts Education
  • The New York City Arts In Education Roundtable’s annual Face To Face Conference
  • The PASE (Partnership for After School Education) Conference at PACE University
  • Queens Community House
  • Ramapo for Children
  • The University of Notre Dame’s annual Youth, Risk & Resilience Seminar
  • University Settlement

Workshops and trainings can be facilitated in English, Spanish, or bilingually – and topics include (but are not limited to):

  • How To… Practice Positive Youth Development
  • How To… Create a Safe Space (Classroom & Behavior Management)
  • How To… Model the “Three C’s”: Communication, Collaboration & Conflict Resolution
  • How To… Inspire a Growth Mindset
  • How To… Facilitate Aesthetic Education
  • How To… Cultivate Leadership
  • How To… Manage Volunteers
  • Mentoring 101: Best Practices to Get You Started with Your Mentee
  • Mentoring 201: Deepening Your Relationship w/ Your Mentee
  • Mentoring 301: Closure & Ending Your Relationship w/ Your Mentee
  • Developing Engaging Visual Arts Curricula for Parents/Families
  • Developing Engaging Visual Arts Curricula for Youth (tailored, by request, to any age range from Pre-K through 12th grade)

All of our facilitators are current Free Arts NYC staff, experienced arts and youth/community development professionals:

If you’re interested in booking Free Arts NYC to lead a professional development workshop or training for your organization, please contact our Chief Operating Officer Amy Kantrowitz at