Whether you’re interested in becoming part of New Urban Arts, or would just like to stop by and say hello, our doors are open! Our storefront studio is located at 705 Westminster Street in Providence.

For Students

New Urban Arts offers free after-school and summer programs for high school students! To register, visit our student enrollment page.

For Parents/Guardians

For students to participate remotely, we require a completed parent/guardian form. We will send a form home for you to complete after your child completes the enrollment form.

NUA Knights at Central High School

In the Fall of 2017, Central High School and New Urban Arts launched a new partnership to create an exciting and vibrant after school community at Central High School. To get involved with the NUA Knights afterschool program at Central High School, stop by Ms. Jacques’s office in room 163. You may also fill out the enrollment form in advance and bring it Ms. Jacques. 

Apply to be an Artist Mentor

Typically, each fall, New Urban Arts selects 15 volunteer Artist Mentors to serve alongside our Resident Artist Mentors in our after-school programs. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will not be accepting new applications for volunteer artist-mentors during the 20-21 school year. While we will still have a small cohort of artist-mentors in addition to our Resident Artist Mentors, it will consist only of artists that have already worked with our students.Click here to meet some of our former volunteer Artist Mentors


The most significant way to volunteer at New Urban Arts is as a mentor in our Youth Mentorship in the Arts Program. Consistent with our mission and our approach to youth development, the mentor selection process ensures that youth choose the adults who enter our community as artists and educators. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will not be accepting new applications for volunteer artist-mentors during the 20-21 school year.

Occasionally we have other volunteer opportunities. However due to our limited capacity as a small community-based organize, we are rarely able to support sustained volunteer relationships outside of the mentoring program. Please consider these concerns before writing to propose a volunteer project.

In the meantime, please subscribe to our e-mail newsletter in the footer (below). This way, you will hear about events, new programs, and any calls for short-term volunteer projects.

If you are interested in volunteer opportunities at other organizations in Providence, RI, please explore opportunities listed through Serve Rhode Island here.

Apply to Serve on our Board of Directors

If you are interested in serving on our board of directors, you may apply here.

Accommodations for Students with Disabilities

New Urban Arts commits to reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities, and both floors of our facility are wheelchair-accessible. To inquire about or request accommodations, please email us or call (401) 751-4556.


During the COVID-19 pandemic, New Urban Arts will not be accepting visitors. 

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