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Summer Registration is Open!

Register for MFTA's Summer 2019 Professional Development Courses for Educators! P-Credit/+30/CTLE offered with additional ASPDP Registration.

Stonewall 50: Fashion & Activism (P-Credit/CTLE)

Presented by Materials for the Arts + New-York Historical Society. This two-day, one p-credit course dives into the 1969 Stonewall Uprising, and explores fashion, personal presentation, and modes of expression and LGBTQ+ activism from the mid-20th century through today.

Create Wood Assemblage Sculptures

Learn how reusable and distressed wood can be transformed into beautiful sculptures with artist Yasmin Gur...

New Member Orientation: June 2019

The Welcome Orientation on Monday, June 3rd, from 2:00 – 3:00pm at Materials for the Arts is for newly accepted organizations and new staff members of already registered recipients only...

Registration Open – Chancellor’s Conference Day Workshop

Chancellor’s Conference Day – Professional Development Creative Reuse Workshop for Educators is open for Registration! This hands-on studio class introduces arts integration and multi-modal instruction to classroom teachers...

Welcome to Earth Month

Come to the exciting events in the warehouse and at our partner organizations around NYC and learn how you can contribute to a healthier planet through Creative REuse.

Gallery Opening and Art Making

Join us this Earth Month for the gallery opening of Contemporary Reuse, a yearly exhibition which brings together artists who celebrate reusable materials. Tour the gallery and create straw sculptures at this festive event.

Windchime Exhibition and Auction

Composer and instrument-builder extraordinaire Skip LaPlante will perform his massive wind-chime composition created from “stuff nobody else wanted.”

Artexpo New York 2019

Materials for the Arts is proud to be a Community Partner of Artexpo. Enjoy a free 4-day Trade Pass (April 4-7)...

Frequently Asked Questions

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New Member Orientation: April 2019

The Welcome Orientation on Monday, April 1st, from 2:00 – 3:00pm at Materials for the Arts is for newly accepted organizations and new staff members of already registered recipients only...

Make Aquaponics Sculptures

Join us on Thursday, March 21 to learn how to grow plants in unique places, and build aquaponics systems with reusable materials...

Creative Reuse for Teachers (NYCATA/UFT Workshop)

Director of Education, JOHN CLOUD-KAISER, presents a "Creative Reuse for Teachers" workshop for teachers on Friday, March 22, 4:30 - 6:30PM at UFT in Manhattan. This is a creative...

MFTA Benefit Concert

Join us at for an evening of musical performances from Bad Hombres and many more at Berlin Under A. Proceeds from this benefit will support MFTA’s programming and community outreach initiatives...

Artist Talk at MFTA: Dionis Ortiz and Kleaver Cruz

Celebrate Black Future(s) Month at MFTA as writer Kleaver Cruz joins current MFTA Artist-in-Residence Dionis Ortiz in a dynamic conversation...

Professional Development – Paper Pulp to Fiction

Enhance your lesson plans with MFTA's Paper to Pulp Fiction P-Credit Course. Explore paper making projects across school subjects including math, science, social studies and literacy. Course begins in February.

SOLD OUT – Professional Development – STE(A)M P-Credit

Teachers, register for MFTA's STE(A)M and Paper P-Credit course to learn hands-on projects for your lesson plans.

Creative REuse Through Dance

Join us on Thursday, January 17 from 6:30-8:30pm for an evening of movement-based storytelling with artists Ambika Raina and Katrina Reid.

40 for 40 Challenge

Celebrate MFTA's 40th Anniversary by entering the $40 for 40 Challenge! Help us raise $10,000 by years' end and the Liman Foundation will match the donations!

Happiness in Rainbow Donations

Life in the MFTA Warehouse is pretty colorful...especially when incredible donations like this stash of fabric, compliments of Pantone, walk in on a cloudy day!

MFTA Gallery Opening Reception

Meet Materials for the Arts' fall 2018 Artist-in-Residence, Dionis Ortiz and experience his Creative REuse-inspired work during the MFTA Gallery Opening 12/14