Foundation for New American Art

Foundation for New American Art

A letter from our Executive Director:

As Founder and Executive Director, I want to invite you to learn more about our nonprofit organization: The Foundation for New American Art.

The Foundation for New American Art is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation that fosters art and music education programs geared to underserved communities. We help educate, nurture and strengthen, the artistic and musical spirit of the children of low-income communities, as well as provide support for after-school programs.

The Foundation for New American Art was formed in response to a dire situation. Art and music education are disappearing from our schools. The State of the Arts Report (2014) from the office of the New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer states:

It is clear that reductions in arts education have fallen disproportionately on the City’s lower income neighborhoods. Facts reinforce the critical importance of integrating Arts into the daily curriculum of young children:

Art and Music are integral to the health of the mind and body. Through Art the unseen becomes visible. By experiencing Art and Music we learn the beauty of human emotion, the nobility of sorrow, the joy of obstacles overcome. Our Foundation is determined to make art and music a part of every child’s life.

“It is imperative that we continue to support the arts and arts education both on the national and local levels. The strength of every democracy is measured by its commitment to the arts.”

– Charles Segars, CEO of Ovation

Foundation for New American Art is improving the lives of children through our support of Arts-in-Education. We ask you to please help to support our online, after school, Saturday and Summer programs including FESTIVAL DE LA POSIBILIDAD

  • Festival de la Posibilidad, a FREE weekend of intensive art, theater, dance, music and early business education for artists at The Clemente 107 Suffolk St. Festival of Possibilities 2022 will give you a chance to see what happens when great Art teachers nurture great young talents.

    But we can’t do it without your support. Through your partnership with the Foundation for New American Art, you are truly making a life-changing donation. You are providing a solid foundation for children to experience and grow through the Arts.

    Please consider a monthly donation to our programs. Your regular support will enable us to plan very effectively for the future. Your friendship and backing is key in solving the problems of our at-risk children.

    Your donation is 100% tax deductible. Any donation you can offer is greatly appreciated and will be used to further our work introducing art and music to children in low-income communities.

    Please make checks payable to: Foundation for New American Art, Inc.

    Send to:
    Foundation for New American Art, Inc.
    224 East 10th Street
    New York, NY 10003

    Donate to Foundation for New American Art

    Meanwhile, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call or email me. I am thanking you in advance for your time and for your generosity.

    Phoebe Legere
    Executive Director
    Foundation for New American Art
    Phone: 212.777.7052