October 2014 | Results Newsletter
Arts Ed for Disabled Saved, then Replicated
Manhattan New Music Project and Urban Arts Partnership
BREAKING DOWN BARRIERS: Stills from a video, produced by The New York Community Trust, featuring the Everyday Arts program. Videography by Jessica Kingdon
$194,000 | 2010-2013
Disabled students face barriers to learning. But Everyday Arts for Special Education (EASE) works with disabled children throughout the city to develop verbal, motor, and social skills.
Manhattan New Music Project started EASE, bringing the arts to thousands of kids by instructing non-art teachers to use music, crafts, and movement. When the program stopped operating independently, The Trust funded Urban Arts Partnership to take the project under its wing. Since then, the program has attracted more funding and is being replicated in Los Angeles schools.