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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...


¡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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