This textile project brings us closer to one of the art spaces often forgotten: The Warehouse. From art collections to art supplies, all items lived once in a warehouse. Honoring the invisible labor in the art world, these pieces invite us to see isolated sections of the MFTA warehouse with their own colors, shapes, and textures. Seen all together these pieces celebrate the soul of MFTA’s warehouse: workers and volunteers.
Materials for the Arts is New York City’s Creative Reuse center. From our warehouse to all five boroughs, we connect and inspire local students and teachers, artists and non-profits, with free materials to imagine a more creative and sustainable future.
The City of New York funds infrastructural and operational costs for MFTA, and it falls upon Friends of Materials for the Arts (FOMA), MFTA’s nonproﬁt partner, to support other initiatives to reach a broader audience through our Education Center which reaches thousands of people by hosting our Artists-in-Residence program, Designer-in-Residence Program, Gallery program, Third Thursday program, Professional Development program and Field Trip/In-School Residency programs.
Volunteer at Materials for the Arts
MFTA relies upon volunteers to keep our 35,000 square foot warehouse organized. Join our roster of volunteers rangingfrom corporate groups and retirees to college students and nonproﬁt community organizations in making a difference in our warehouse and across New York City.
MFTA’s mission is to collect materials, keep them out of the landﬁll, and put them in the hands of arts nonproﬁts, public schools, city agencies, and social service and social justice organizations across the ﬁve boroughs. Thanks to donations from businesses and individuals — like you — MFTA is helping those in need while contributing to a cleaner, greener world.