Teaching Artist Response Fund

Teaching Artist Carole Sylvan is standing in front of a group of students, seated in a cafeteria. She faces the camera, smiling.
Teaching Artist Carole Sylvan at P.S. 205X.



YANY uses art to create opportunity and promote equity for young people, families and communities throughout New York City.

After 68 years of service, we have, for the first time, suspended all our artmaking programs. At Mayor DeBlasio’s direction, and because of the pandemic, hundreds of in-school, afterschool, and community-based programs are cancelled until April 20th at the earliest. 

Our Teaching Artists are essential to fulfilling our mission, and so we are committed to do what we can to support our Teaching Artists. 

Teens in school uniform of khaki pants and black shirts are listening to Teaching Artist Trevor Davis, who is crouched down in front of a camera on a tripod.
Teaching Artists Trevor Davis (lower right) working with LinkNYC students.

We will be paying 100% of all our Artistic personnel’s expected wages for through April. But, we can’t accomplish that with existing financial resources.  

We have established a fund to provide financial relief to Teaching Artists who will be experiencing a loss of income as a result of program cancellations related to COVID-19.

Our goal is $60,000.

Please consider a donation today to support our network of professional Teaching Artists.

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Our Teaching Artists on combining their professional talents and person passions for teaching art in NYC public schools.