MATERIALS FOR THE ARTS

Dedicated to Inspiring Imagination through Creative REuse

Materials for the Arts (MFTA) aims to build relationships with the New York City arts, culture and educational communities by teaching the value of Creative REuse and supplying endless donated materials for art making. The goal is to make a larger impact on the global carbon footprint through sustainability practice in creativity.

Friends of the Materials for the Arts is MFTA’s non-profit partner, supporting and guiding the organization’s major initiatives and goals. The strength of this partnership is in seeing how shared resources enhance MFTA’s ability to expand the organization’s capacity, strengthen the mission, and extend the vision.

Mission

Changing the course of the waste stream for your surplus.

Retrospective

Looking back at defining Creative REuse in NYC since 1978.

Staff

A committed team of passionate educators, creators and innovators.

FAQs

Answers to everything from membership to donation details.

MFTA By the Numbers

1975

Schools with MFTA Member accounts

1,664,000

Weight of material donated in 2017

11,245,808

Value of donations in 2017