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Summer is here and the students at Patrick Henry School of Science and Art (PHSSA) enjoyed another week-long Rising Stars Art Camp with Arts Ignite!


This June, Arts Ignite returned to Waterloo, IA for the 2nd-annual Arts Ignite Waterloo! Summer Camp! Arts Ignite, in partnership with the Waterloo Community Schools in Waterloo, IA and the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center at the University of Northern Iowa, returned to Iowa for our 2nd-annual Arts Ignite Waterloo! Summer Camp. From June 10th...


Arts Ignite returned to Patrick Henry School of Science and Arts (PHSSA) in Richmond, VA for our second Rising Stars Arts Camp!  In March, Arts Ignite’s musical theater camp, Rising Stars, welcomed 40 students at PHSSA for a week of arts classes in theater, dance, acting, and visual art under the theme “Empowerment through Creativity.” Due...


2022 was a major year for Arts Ignite’s Creative Activity Kit program! Thanks to the collaborative efforts of our Teaching Artists, corporate sponsors, community partners, and staff, a total of 1,436 kits were assembled last year for students all across New York City.  Each month, Arts Ignite Teaching Artists create educational arts-based activities that allow...

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Part One: Our History 16 years ago, our Founder, Broadway musical director, Mary-Mitchell Campbell enlisted the support of her Julliard students to institute an organization for arts education. Her vision: To guide young people to think like artists, gathering skills that will serve them throughout their lives.  Originally Artists Striving to End Poverty (ASTEP), Arts...

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Can you hear the bells? Grab your tickets here. Or contact us directly at This event can also be accessed virtually through EventBrite with a suggested $25 donation! Reserve your spot today. After much anticipation, we’re excited to celebrate in person again for A New York City Christmas. This annual benefit concert conceived, produced,...


Arts Ignite Returns to Richmond! This past October, Arts Ignite led a musical theater residency in Richmond, VA for the first time ever! At the Patrick Henry School of Science and Art, students in grades 2nd through 5th inaugurated the Rising Stars Arts Camp with 6 days of arts learning. Supervised by Arts Ignite Teaching...

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Broadway Welcomes Little Amal! On September 16th, joyous melodies and excited cheers filled the streets of Time Square. Hundreds of New Yorkers, students, and the Broadway community came together to welcome Little Amal to New York City.  Little Amal is a 10-year-old refugee from Syria portrayed through a 12-foot puppet who has traveled 5,00 miles...

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