A Note From Our President and Founder

The arts teach young people to express themselves while helping them build confidence, learn about teamwork and perseverance, and form social bonds. Art, in all its forms, also has an ability unmatched by other methods to allow people of all ages to develop empathy for others and to imagine the world in ways previously unforeseen.

A report by The Civil Rights Project draws a parallel between segregated education and unequal school success. Another report by New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer shows that children living in the city’s low-income neighborhoods, a significant amount in parts of the Bronx, have unequal access to the arts. Exposure to and engagement in the arts is essential to preparing children of the lower classes to compete in the global economy of today and tomorrow.

Artsmith endeavors to provide quality arts programming to underserved young people from the Bronx. Artsmith is built on the premise that the world is better served by all people having equal opportunities, and will help the youth who are usually silenced find and use their voices to be part of the conversation that will shape the future of the world they live in. We invite you to join us in support of our mission!

Tricia Smith - President

Aash's Corner

28 Dec


Students in arts-integrated classrooms are more creative, positively challenged, and more engaged in their schoolwork than those not in arts-integrated classrooms. Find out why this student from Bronx High School of Science thinks art should be incorporated into their curriculum. More


Inside LEAD

16 Sep

Diversity in Accessibility

Early in August, hundreds of arts professionals flocked to Pittsburgh, PA to attend the Kennedy Center’s Leadership Exchange in Arts and Disability (LEAD) Conference. Go inside LEAD with our own Lisa Husseini as she shares her experience with us. More

State of Arts Education

30 Apr

Unequal Access to Arts Education in the Bronx

New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer recently released “State ... More

Summer Vacation Series

10 Sep

Home in the Land of Sea and Sun

How I Spent My Summer Vacation By Tricia Smith, President   ... More

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