How it Works: Shopping at MFTA

How it Works: Shopping at MFTA

Posted on August 22, 2016 by

Are you a teacher? An artist? Work with a museum, dance troupe or theater company? These are just a few examples of members who use Materials for the Arts donations to support creativity in New York City nonprofit organizations or …

Paper: Pulp to Fiction Course Sign up

Paper: Pulp to Fiction Course Sign up

Posted on January 11, 2016 by

Paper: From Pulp to Fiction Saturdays, 9:30 am – 5:00 pm April 16,  April 23,  May 7, May 14, May 21, June 4 Course cost: $300 The use of paper has linked the historical, economic, and social histories of the …

P-Credits: Your Best Project Yet

P-Credits: Your Best Project Yet

Posted on March 30, 2015 by

  While MFTA is best known for refreshing your supply closets, decorating your sets and even refurbishing your classrooms, we also offer programs focused on restoring you. Whether a first year educator or a seasoned pro, we are all in …

Conversations: Polina Porras Sivolobova on identity and the freedom of medium

Conversations: Polina Porras Sivolobova on identity and the freedom of medium

Posted on March 18, 2015 by

Polina Porras Sivolobova is a Russian-Mexican artist, working simultaneously in the visual arts and in performance. Her artwork spans multiple disciplines such as drawing, artist books, video, photography and performance. Her artwork has been shown at the Hemispheric Institute of …

Creative Reuse in the Classroom: Episode 2

Creative Reuse in the Classroom: Episode 2

Posted on March 11, 2015 by

  Creative Reuse in the Classroom continues in Episode 2 with an in-depth look at the many challenges students and educators alike face at PS5 in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn. Many of the students live in neighborhood shelters, making the school a safe haven …

mftaTV presents Creative Reuse in the Classroom

mftaTV presents Creative Reuse in the Classroom

Posted on February 11, 2015 by

Materials for the Arts is proud to launch its newest initiative: mftaTV! mftaTV is a video platform that will highlight MFTA’s work across cultural, educational, and environmental sectors. Our first program, Creative Reuse in the Classroom, is a three part series documenting MFTA’s residency …

February @ MFTA

February @ MFTA

Posted on February 2, 2015 by

There’s so much going on at MFTA and we want you to be a part of it. In order to make sure we’re keeping you in the loop, we are now compiling monthly overviews of what we’re up to. Take …

Holiday How-To: From Gracie Mansion to You

Holiday How-To: From Gracie Mansion to You

Posted on December 19, 2014 by

As the largest reuse center in NYC, MFTA is often called upon to collaborate with member organizations by generating ideas and supplying materials for their creative projects. This year we were called upon by City Hall to create ornaments that will decorate Gracie …

Letters from Teachers: Part 2

Letters from Teachers: Part 2

Posted on September 19, 2014 by

We love looking at thank you letters and hearing stories about ways MFTA can help schools. How are teachers using materials from the MFTA warehouse to enrich their classrooms and enhance school programming? Kindergarten teacher Jillan Collaro from the New York City …

Letters from Teachers: Part 1

Letters from Teachers: Part 1

Posted on September 12, 2014 by

All NYC DOE teachers and staff are able to visit Materials for the Arts by appointment to receive free supplies for their school. Now that school is back in session, we wanted to find out how teachers use the MFTA …