Frequently Asked Questions

What’s your mission?

Art and Resistance Through Education (ARTE) engages young people to amplify their voices and organize for human rights change through the visual arts. Read more about our mission here. 

What are some of the social justice issues your mural projects have focused on?

ARTE youth artists have designed and painted murals on a variety of issues such as: mass incarceration, gender equality, LGBTQ rights, women’s rights, racial discrimination, human trafficking, sexual violence, and immigration rights. These topics are chosen based off our students’ interests. Click here for a full list of our mural projects.

Why do you base your curriculum off the UDHR?

We believe youth should know about the UDHR because it outlines each individual’s rights and freedoms, and once they are equipped with that knowledge they can use it to advocate on local and global issues. If students don’t know their rights, how can they call out injustices in their communities and use art as activism?

Who should I contact to learn more about the UDHR and ARTE?

Please email marissa@artejustice.org for more information. You can also learn more about this by attending our Professional Development Workshops <link to page> or scheduling a group workshop.

Who have you done workshops with in the past?

These are some organizations/institutions we’ve led workshops for: Columbia University Teachers College, Harvard Graduate School of Education, New York University, City College of New York, New York Urban League, the Unitarian Universalist Association, the Maxine Greene School for Imaginative Inquiry, United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC), Youth in Mind, Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA), and many others in and outside the United States.

What types of workshops do you have?

We host workshops for youth and adults, tailored to the audience’s specific needs and desired outcomes. For young people interested in collaborating with us, please fill out this form <https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScUAivoRZ3ijXW_4nglHGcwZ1zCE3Q6C_i1-5dlPxiFyZY7fw/viewform>. For adults, please check out our Professional Development Workshop page <link to page> and workshop offerings before emailing marissa@artejustice.org with your specific workshop request.

How can we bring ARTE to my school / organization?

Check out the types of workshops we offer here <link + anchor to workshop types>, and then email to marissa@artejustice.org to start our collaborative process. Someone will be in contact with you to discuss your school/organization’s needs and desired outcomes for the workshop.

How often are Professional Development Workshops held?

Professional Development Workshops are usually held twice a year, in the fall and spring. Fill out this Google Form to stay informed on our upcoming Professional Development workshop dates.

I’m a student and I’d like to learn more about how ARTE can work with my school organization. 

We enjoy working with students! Please fill out this form and someone will get back to you.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScUAivoRZ3ijXW_4nglHGcwZ1zCE3Q6C_i1-5dlPxiFyZY7fw/viewform

How can I make a donation to ARTE?

One time or monthly donations can be made in 3 ways: through check, Paypal, or Venmo. All checks should be made out to: "Art and Resistance Through Education, Inc." Contributions by check can be mailed to:

Art and Resistance Through Education, Inc.
PO Box 82
Brooklyn, NY 11211

Contributions can also be made via Venmo. Our account name can be found under "artejustice."

I know / I have an empty wall that I’d love to donate for future mural projects.

We’re grateful that you thought of us!

 

Please fill out this form

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdXFGhvGZyN7N2vtGz-qXCG3e54UQgl3iL3TEQRs7loHT3eoA/viewform 

How can I support an ARTE student after they complete a program?

You can do this through our annual Scholarship Award <link to scholarship page>. To directly support our annual ARTE Scholarship Award, please indicate that in the subject line of your check / electronic contribution by writing, "scholarship.” Learn more about our previous scholarship recipients here.

Can I support ARTE on Amazon Smile?

Yes! Sign-up at smile.amazon.com and select "Art and Resistance Through Education" as your preferred charity. Each time you make a purchase on Amazon, through the smile.amazon.com page, ARTE will receive a small percentage of your total purchase.

Are donations and gifts made to ARTE tax deductible?

Yes. ARTE is a 501(c)3 charity incorporated in the State of New York. Receipts for donations totaling less than $250 during a year are  available upon request.

How can I learn more about upcoming events and campaigns?

Subscribe to our newsletter. Email marissa@artejustice.org to be added to our list. Also, make sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter  for our latest updates.

How can I volunteer my talents / intern for ARTE

Thanks for your interest! Volunteers, please fill out this volunteer interest form https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfCrKA8LcncEw91-FJegpqs6_OnkAP6HNX3Mng5IEZmaukMrw/viewform  

 

Interns, please fill out this intern interest form as well.

I’d like to buy ARTE merch. Where’s your online store?

We love people who want to show their ARTE pride. Visit our store here.