Connecting Those Who Have To Those Who Need

Demonstrate your commitment to art, education and sustainability by joining MFTA’s network of member organizations, volunteers, businesses and individuals who keep materials coming in and operations running smoothly. Our non-profit partner, Friends of the Materials for the Arts, ensures that programming is readily available to New York City arts-focused nonprofits, educators and students.

Your involvement is needed to help MFTA grow and thrive.

“We too are visual artists and part of the creative life of NYC. We love materials! And we love reducing the landfill. We are thrilled to know that our cast-off supplies have a second life in the hands of fellow students, elders, artists, designers, dancers, actors, and musicians. Thank you, MFTA!”
Visual Merchandising, Bergdorf Goodman

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Friends of Materials for the Arts provides funding for additional educational programs, public outreach and supplemental trucking. The strength of the partnership between the Materials for the Art and the Friends is seeing how shared resources enhance MFTA’s ability to expand the organization’s capacity, strengthen the mission and extend the vision.