New Urban Arts offers free after-school and summer programs for high school students! To register, visit our student enrollment page.
You can also print a paper form and send it back to us or drop it off:
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.
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.
Typically, each fall, New Urban Arts selects 15 volunteer Artist Mentors
to serve alongside our Resident Artist Mentors in our after-school programs. 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. Furthermore, we ask volunteers to commit to a full program year of service (October-May) in our afterschool studio.
Volunteer Artist Mentor applications are closed for the 2023-24 school year but check back next summer to apply.
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. See the tab above for more info on applying to serve as a volunteer artist-mentor.
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.
If you are interested in serving on our board of directors, you may apply here.
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.
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