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, we are collaborating with the Seventh Ward
community organization The Porch, providing training for teen educators
to teach fashion, animation, screenwriting and photography classes for local
children. By emphasizing cultural relevancy, MAP's summer programs explore
the political, social and cultural circumstances surrounding Juneteenth.
In Victoria, Texas, MAP provides after-school art programs in the public
schools, and a summer art camp in the local parks. In collaboration with the Nave
Museum, MAP provides an outreach that culminates in a children's art exhibition
and community wide celebration.