Project New Urban Arts: supporting and showing youth art

February 25, 2015

Project New Urban Arts , a nonprofit organization started by Tyler Denmead, a student at Brown University, provides two kinds of service. First, it provides a service to youth at area high schools. The project provides high school students with free studio space and art supplies, as well as lessons from working artists from the local community. Second, it provides a service to the community, turning storefront space that it has bought and turning it into display space for the art that high school students and their mentor artists create. In this way, the art serves both a private purpose providing an outlet and education for students creative spirit and a public purpose providing public art in a storefront across the street from a high school, where it can serve to beautify the neighborhood and inspire community spirit.

 

From Service Matters 1998: Engaging Higher Education In the Renewal of America s Communities and American Democracy

Website: http://www.newurbanarts.org/

Brown University - RI, Rhode Island
President: Ruth J Simmons
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