Manhattan Art Program (MAP) is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3)
dedicated to providing innovative, groundbreaking art educational programs
to public schools and community-based organizations.
For 15 years, MAP has implemented radically interactive art programs
for nearly 10,000 students in New York, Texas and Louisiana.
MAP utilizes “Out of School Time” — after-school, summer, school vacations,
and weekends, when students are most in need of creative guidance.
By specializing in innovative site-specific programs, MAP provides a socially
aware, environmentally sensitive, community based education.
We tailor curriculum to the concrete needs of the communities served.
In New Orleans, MAP is collaborating with YaYainc. and the Youth Study Center to bring a series of collage and concrete poetry-based projects to local teens. Students are engaged in a creative journaling/drawing/collaging process while learning to assess changes in personal growth, emotional balance, and increased self-expression with collage and paper based assignments. This project has a dual purpose: (1) to enhance the personal growth and emotional balance of the students through literature and writing, and (2) to help students explore a variety of artistic materials. Students will study the journals of Frida Kahlo, Zora Neale Hurston, Asger Jorn, and others to gain insight into the founding of an artistic practice.
In Victoria, Texas, MAP provides after-school art programs in public elementary and high schools, and at the Pine Street Community Center. In collaboration with the Nave
Museum, MAP provides an outreach that culminates in a children’s art exhibition
and community wide celebration.