Urban Arts Partnership advances the intellectual, social and artistic development of underserved public school students through arts-integrated education programs to close the achievement gap.
"Urban Arts Partnership has helped me to become more mature and think not only about my community, but people and life all around the world. All of the work and programs I have done make me want to do something that makes a difference in many peoples’ lives." - Sulay, NDHS '08
Urban Arts Partnership accomplishes its mission through a variety of interdisciplinary arts programs that include in-school classroom integration, after-school programs, master classes, professional development, summer programs, arts festivals, and special projects.
The organization provides student-centered arts instruction in filmmaking, digital music production, photography, visual arts, theatre, design, dance, and language arts. Presented in schools, at festivals, during community events, online, and in televised features, our students’ final projects are consistently high quality and have garnered competitive, national awards while giving voice to countless stories from across the city.
We are proud to serve as a founding cultural partner of new small schools, an award-winning provider of exemplary arts education, a community connector with leading NYC cultural institutions, a leader in creative learning for ELL & SWD populations, and as a developer of school professionals.