Esther Chak and Mary-Jo Valentino

New Urban Arts

Grant Awarded: $5,000

New Urban Arts (NUA) is a nationally recognized interdisciplinary arts studio for high school students and emerging artists in Providence, Rhode Island.

Each year the studio offers free year-round programs to students from 13 local public high schools as well as to a growing community of emerging artist mentors. The current enrollment is 28% Spanish speaking and predominantly female. A year-in-review publication serves as both an impact report for NUA and its supporters and a yearbook for students and participating artists. In honor of the studio’s 15th anniversary, Imaginary Office requested an Ideas that Matter grant to produce a more robust, bilingual publication.