Materials for the Arts (MFTA) provides NYC arts nonprofits, public schools and city agencies with access to free materials. We strive to keep valuable materials from entering the landfill and put these materials into the hands of arts professionals, educators and students across the five boroughs. We give unwanted items the opportunity to become something new through creative reuse, inspired education and unlimited imagination. Better than new; it’s renewed.
MATERIALS FOR THE ARTS
Fostering Conservation and Reuse through Creativity, Education and Community Building
Imagination + Sustainability: Creative Reuse at MFTA
MFTA diverts surplus items away from the waste stream by taking in donations from individuals and businesses.
Schools and organizations find innovative ways to use these materials by creating artwork and unique projects.
Materials are given out for free to nonprofits and schools with ongoing arts programming in NYC.
- Empower students to make art
- Train teachers to integrate creativity into their curriculum
- Inspire collaboration in the warehouse
- Foster imagination in the MFTA Gallery