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Volunteer at a Free Arts Day

Free Arts Days are special volunteer opportunities that pair elementary-aged youth 1 on 1 with volunteers for an afternoon of “mini-mentoring” and art-making. While working together to create art projects based on the day’s creative theme, participants create meaningful connections with someone they might not otherwise meet.

3 hour event, includes pizza lunch. Must be 18 years or older to volunteer.

Sign up here for the Free Arts Day on Saturday, February 16 11 am – 2 pm in West Harlem

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Volunteer at an Art Party

Volunteers will hand paint bags for the children in our program to take home their artwork! Tap into your creative side while creating a special gift for a child. No artistic experience necessary!

2 hour event, every 3rd Thursday of the month. Must be 16 years or older to volunteer. 

Sign Up Here for the Art Party on Thursday, February 14 6 pm – 8 pm in Midtown

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Teen Arts Program: Portfolio Development Program

We are now recruiting for mentors in our Portfolio Development Program! As a volunteer in the Portfolio Development Program, you’ll have the opportunity to mold a young artist while developing your own skills as an artist and educator. During weekly sessions, you’ll guide your mentee through the technical and artistic process of creating a visual portfolio, practice interview and audition skills, while serving as a positive role model.

Commitment (April – December):
*Pairs will meet twice a month for 2-3 hours to support portfolio development
*Mentors can expect to create lesson plans and complete Free Arts NYC online evaluations
*Attendance to H.S. Open Houses, Interviews & Auditions, where possible

Mentor Applicant Requirements:
*BFA, MFA, or working knowledge of foundational art skills
*Portfolio development experience
*Minimum 1 year NYC residency

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, February 15th

Interested? We would love to get to know you! Please complete this form for more information.