NEWS: Creating Minds

Creating Minds uses a whole school approach to increase student engagement, improve attendance, and keep students on track to graduate.

A Watercolor Set in an Altoids Tin!

Master artist Joe Ongie passed around his portable mini-watercolor tools and sketch book, small enough to fit into an Altoids tin, and encouraged students to practice their art form at any moment. Over the past few months, teaching artist Nephrii Amenii has guided […]

“Future is Now” College Prep Event at New Design High School

This year’s “Future is Now” college prep event for families and students was recently held at New Design High School.  The session included workshops covering topics such as the application process and financial aid and scholarship opportunities, as well as […]

Addressing the Common Core Shifts

This summer, UAP program staff members Juan Manzo and Keith Kaminski attended the “Uncommon Approaches to the Common Core” conference in Albany to present a workshop on how the arts can support Common Core Standards. We have adjusted our lesson […]

iCONNECT Program Video

Check out this new video for an overview on last year’s iCONNECT pilot.  We are excited to bring this program to more students in more schools during the 13-14 school year.

Mural Arts Program Raises Tutoring Program Attendance at MSAP

Last year, the tutoring program at the Middle School for Arts and Philosophy (MSAP) suffered severely from poor attendance, so Urban Arts Program Manager Katrena Perou and Teaching Artist Tatyana decided to try something new. In order for students to take […]

Debut Gallery Show at UAP Offices

A group of students from Manhattan Academy of Arts & Language (MAAL) recently visited the UAP offices to curate a show of their work and install it in our new gallery space.  We are thrilled to now have a dedicated […]