NEWS: The Academy

The Academy helps underserved public school students by delivering cutting edge arts programs designed to develop student voice, strengthen academic performance and position graduates as agents of change in their communities.

Putting Video Games to Work

Since March, Urban Arts Partnership Academy Teaching Artist Akshai R. has taught New York City public school students to love coding and game design. The Academy Coding and Game Design program, made possible by a grant from The Heckscher Foundation for […]

Academy Summer Institute 2014 kicks off!

Our 2014 Academy Summer Institute kicked off last week to start a 4 week artistic intensive program. High School students from throughout New York City come the Academy at Urban Arts Partnership during the month of July to push their […]


[one_third]This past June 2, Artistic Board members-Rosie Perez (Artistic Board Chair), Diane Neal (Law and Order: SVU) and Dres (Black Sheep) helped host AYV (Adobe Youth Voices) Live! at the SVA theater. 

Stringer Joins UAP to Celebrate Student Accomplishment Through the Arts

This year marks the 9th annual Urban Arts Festival, a week-long celebration of culminating events for students in Urban Arts Partnership (UAP) schools. On June 2, from 6:30pm-8:30pm, Artistic Board members-Rosie Perez (Artistic Board Chair), Diane Neal (Law and Order: […]

UAP Students Head to Discovery Networks!

This week, a group of ten UAP Academy students took a trip to Discovery Networks to take part in their Interviewing: Best Practices workshop. As part of the workshop, each student was paired with a Discovery volunteer for a mock interview. […]

10 UAP Projects Make It to the Final round of the AYV Awards!

The Academy at Urban Arts Partnership has 10 finalists for the AYV Awards! To vote for your favorite media pieces, simply click the “Vote” button. Your votes will decide which lucky winners worldwide will receive Adobe software, hardware, a Creative Cloud membership and a […]

Media Mash Up Week!

What is “spring break”?  At The Academy, there is never such thing as a break as our students continue to put in that extra work to hone and refine their crafts. Yes, the commitment is extremely real. April 14th through the 18th saw […]

Creative with Responsibility

Written by UAP alumnus and Academy Coordinator Manny Minaya Thanks to one of my current jobs at a charter school in Harlem, I work a lot with kids ranging from four to nine years old. It’s an exciting stage in […]

Urban Arts Partnership Welcomes Jamie Foxx

Urban Arts Partnership Welcomes Jamie Foxx Written by UAP alumni Devin Mojica and Emmanuel Minaya On Tuesday December 10th at 2:00pm, 50 students from UAP’s Peapod Adobe Youth Voices Academy (the Academy) attended a Master Class with Oscar and Grammy winner, Jamie […]