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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...


Arts Ignite led a Community Event with long time partner, Win, to celebrate the Creative Activity Kits initiative, promoting togetherness, team building, and fun! “We see growth in their social-emotional learning,” said Lindsay Roberts, Director of Programs at Arts Ignite. ‘And the way they build a sense of community with each other, With their bravery.”...


Celebrating POWER in Johannesburg! Co-founded by artists Dick Scalan and Evan Todd, artsINSIDEOUT has worked to connect a community in Johannesburg with arts education for over 10 years. This summer, Arts Ignite was excited to continue this international program in South Africa from June 30th through July 17th. Led by a team of 19 Arts...

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For the fifth year, Arts Ignite is honored to select a group of remarkable artists as recipients of the Jennifer Saltzstein Kaffenberger Fellowship to work with Arts Ignite at the Newcomer Youth Summer Academy 2022. We are excited to announce this year’s fellows – Concerts for Compassion.  Concerts for Compassion (CFC) facilitates cross-cultural integration by...

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