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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...


¡Vamos a Celebrar El Mes de la Herencia Hispana! This Hispanic Heritage Month, join us in uplifting the rich history, culture, and contributions of Hispanic creatives in the arts. With this year’s national theme, “Unidos: Inclusivity for a Stronger Nation,” we center the voices of Hispanic-identifying students, teachers, and artists from the Arts Ignite community by highlighting at-home...

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We are excited to announce a new sponsor for the Creative Activity Kit initiative, BLICK Art Materials! This national arts supplies organization will provide the art materials for 600 Creative Activity Kits! Students all across NYC will receive these kits, allowing them to hone their creative capacity, language acquisition skills, creative problem-solving skills, and innovation...

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Let’s Dance! Staten Island Arts Ignite has officially reached all five boroughs! This August, we celebrated a brand new partnership with the Young Women’s Leadership School in Staten Island. The Let’s Dance! three-day residency was led by Arts Ignite Teaching Artist, Taylor, and supported by our Programs team. During this workshop, 32 young girls participated,...

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September 11-17 we celebrate National Arts in Education Week! We join with organizations across the country to affirm the value of arts education. Celebrate with us to share what arts education means to you, and hear a message from our Executive Director, Carl Sylvestre below! You can join us: Online! Make a donation* Follow Arts...

Celebrating Arts in Education Week

School is almost in session! On August 20th, Arts Ignites partnered with Circles of Support to host a Back-to-School Block Party at the Church of the Heavenly Rest in New York City. This community event celebrated the beginning of the school year with complimentary food, games and activities, and a school supplies giveaway where 156...

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Igniting the Arts with the International Rescue Committee Since 2010, Arts Ignite has partnered with the International Rescue Committee’s Newcomer Youth Academy to offer creative arts classes. This summer, the beloved program embarked on a jam-packed five-week adventure as 5 Arts Ignite Teaching Artists and staff guided 105 students from ages 4-21 years old, coming...

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