Volunteer Opportunity – Blogger

Are you a great writer? Do you want to help raise awareness for Artsmith? We are building a team of volunteer bloggers to write content for our newsletter and website to build traffic and increase engagement. Relevant post topics would include art, arts education/ non-profit arts education space, the Bronx arts scene, ... More

Artsmith Founder Nominated for Neighborhood Impact Award

Tricia Smith, President and Founder of Artsmith, was nominated for the Volunteer of the Year - Neighborhood Impact Award. The Volunteer of the Year Awards are administered by the Bronx Volunteer Coalition to celebrate Bronx residents who volunteer their time to help make the borough a better place. According to the BxVC, ... More

Losing the NEA? How President Trump’s Budget Could Affect Arts Programs in Your Community

Two months into his presidency, Donald Trump has released "America First: A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again." The 2018 fiscal year budget plan sent shockwaves through arts and culture circles because the proposal calls for the elimination of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) More

Nyssa Pitts Morais: The Intersection of Business, Humanity, and Art

Nyssa Pitts Morais lives in Harlem. She has a degree in economics from the University of Pennsylvania and is currently the Senior Global Director of Research and Analytics at Revlon. Her 18-year career in the corporate, private sector includes leadership positions in pharmaceutical and consulting companies. So why is a ... More

Red Sahara Collective Brings the Musical Heat in Songwriting Workshop

By Tessa C. Smith “You have the voice of an angel,” Briana said. Another student cried during Sabrina Clery’s rendition of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah.” “That’s what a song can do. That’s the power of music,” Clery responded. On November 19th Artsmith brought in singer/songwriter and co-director ... More

Artsmith Welcomes George Perez

On September 1st, we welcome George Perez to the Artsmith family. George comes to the organization with a strong sense of community and philanthropy and a true passion for furthering arts education in the Bronx. George, originally from the Bronx, serves as CEO and Designer for fashion brand George Rafael. His love for ... More

It’s Not all Black and White

Great things have been happening at Artsmith! The students have been engaging in projects that stretch their minds and encourage dialogue about current events. One of the activities the kids worked on was a mixed media project. Using materials including fabrics, sequins, and beads, the students made posters covering ... More

My First Day

By Riley Burke, Volunteer   My first day volunteering couldn’t have been better. The kids worked on creating identity collages using stickers, puff balls, and pictures cut out of magazines. At first, some of the kids weren’t very happy, as they were told this was a weekly class they had to attend. ... More

Get to Know George Perez

Interview by Lisa Husseini, October 2016   I got the chance to sit down with fellow Board member, George Perez, to discuss the arts, his path, and his role at Artsmith. George is the founder and owner of George Rafael, a fashion line rooted in the music, art, and fashion of the Bronx. Through this line, he ... More

Words vs. Pictures

Words vs. Pictures is a visual and literary arts program. Students learn different writing skills and art techniques while participating in workshops where the projects are designed to help them explore who they are and discuss topics that are important to them. At the end of the program year, the students' work will be ... More