Harlem School of the Arts
Program: Access to Arts
Area of Work: Arts
Grant Purpose: General Support
Harlem School of the Arts’ (HSA) mission is to enrich the lives of young people and their families through world-class training in and exposure to the arts across multiple disciplines, in an environment that emphasizes rigorous training, stimulates creativity, builds self-confidence, and adds a dimension of beauty to their lives. HSA envisions a world where all children in the greater New York City area have access to a quality arts education, empowering them to become the creative thinkers and innovative leaders of tomorrow.
Purpose: To provide general operating and program support that enables HSA to strengthen its capacity as a vital community resource for underserved children seeking world-class training in music, theater, dance, and art & design, as well as families seeking arts engagement.
HSA ensures access to all by welcoming every child regardless of experience and by awarding financial aid and scholarships to those in need, creating a unique learning environment in which children and families of diverse racial, social, and economic backgrounds can come together to study and appreciate the arts while enhancing their lives through these experiences.
Programs provide exposure to the arts for nearly 1,300 children and 4,500 family and community members with group and private classes in music, dance, theater, and visual arts through the Children’s Enrichment Program; pre-professional arts training through HSA Pre-Prep and HSA Prep; Summer Learning; and professional and students dance, music, and theater performances, exhibitions, and talks through our Family Programs.