Reaching for the Arts 2018-2019
The mission of Reaching For The Arts is to bring performing and visual arts distinction to the New York City youth by affording them the opportunity to learn, practice, and perform with professional artists in order to showcase their talents citywide and beyond. Through a variety of after school programs, students gain the education and confidence in the arts to acquire skills needed to apply to specialized arts high schools and possibly pursue careers in the arts.
Visit our contact page to get more information on how to volunteer or to get your school involved for the 2018-2019 Season!
Help Support RFA!
As we kick off our 2018-2019 season, please support our new guitar program and our vocal, visual arts, and strings programs. Hiring quality teachers is essential in challenging students to excel in the arts and beyond; and with your support, we will attract instructors who will help them explore their creativity, increase their confidence, and realize their unlimited potential.
Learn more about the different ways to support RFA on our Donate page!
"When I participated in Reaching for the Arts, I learned so much from my private vocal lessons with Ms. Jessica and experienced personal moments within the program. Reaching for the Arts gave me an opportunity to freely express myself by participating in the choir as well as working collaboratively with other kids my age and younger. Not only did I make friends and fun memories, but Reaching for the Arts gave me an amazing possibility of free vocal lessons that helped prepare me for my performing arts high school auditions. To this day I am grateful to Reaching for the Arts for being one of the first programs that instilled determination and encouragement in me as a performer." - Kiana M, RFA Alumna
Every bit of monetary funding is extremely important to RFA! Your donation helps support the following:
- Private lessons for our students
- Transportation for trips to museums, concerts, Broadway shows, and more
- Performance venues
- Paying RFA artists
- Museum costs
- Art supplies
- Music stands
- instrument repair
- Instrument accessories, such as
- Rosin for bows,
- Replacement bows, strings, bridges
- Shoulder pads for violins and violas
- Wax for trumpet and trombone
- Horn mouth pieces, just to name a few!