Civickids

Early in our history, CMA put out a worldwide call to ask children for artwork. As a result, CMA now holds one of the largest collections of children’s artwork in the world. See it here.

This year CMA celebrates 30 years of art making. Now embracing the digital age, CMA proposes a second call for children to make art worldwide with CIVICKIDS, and to begin a dialogue by sharing their art online. Each month, CMA will issue a digital challenge to create a project based on themes of civic engagement including leadership, sustainability, and kindness.

Join the movement! Here’s how to participate: 

This month’s digital challenge is DIY Noisemaker. Celebrate the power of art! Use these DIY Noisemakers to create joy with friends, family, and fellow artists. 

Check out the steps here or watch the video below.

Remember to share your projects and thoughts using #CMACIVICKIDS, and your project will be added to our online exhibition below!

 

CIVICKIDS is sponsored by Google

May Challenge: DIY Noisemakers

Previous Challenges

April - Plastic Bottle Challenge

March - Collage Who You Are

February - Paper Chain of Kindness

January - Postcard Party

December - Cardboard Story Wheels

November - The Drawing Game

October - Unusual Upcycled Planters

September - Say it Loud! Megaphones

Learn More:

Monthly Themes

 

May Partner

The Redhawk Native American Arts Council is a not for profit organization founded and maintained by Native American artists and educators residing in the New York City area. Since 1994, the Council is dedicated to educating the general public about Native American heritage through song, dance, theater, works of art and other cultural forms of expression. The council represents artists from North, South, Central American, Caribbean and Polynesian Indigenous cultures. Learn more at redhawkcouncil.org.

Partnering Institutions

CIVICKIDS: Make Art. Make a Difference aims to build civic engagement and shared community pride through art making. We are grateful to our partners for helping us build a global community.

Interested in becoming a CIVICKIDS Partner? Contact Johanne at communityprograms@cmany.org.

A CASA AO LADO – Centro Artístico, Vila Nova de Famalicão, Portugal
Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA
Arab-American Family Support Center, Brooklyn, NY
Auckland Art Gallery Toi O Tamaki, Auckland, New Zealand
Bangladeshi Cultural Institute (BIPA), Queens, NY
The Blue Barn, CT
Chicago Children’s Museum, Chicago, IL
Children’s Museum of Memphis, Memphis, TN
Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Climate Museum, New York, NY
Deaf Camera South Africa, Soweto & Durban, South Africa
Eau Claire Children’s Museum, Eau Claire, WI
Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, PA
Find the Little Mind, USA
Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, MI
Hudson River Park Trust, New York, NY
ICA Miami, Miami, FL
Illinois Art Station, Normal, IL
Ishizaka Group, Kumamoto, Japan
Kearney Area Children’s Museum, Kearney, NE
Khoj Museum, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
Knoxville Museum of Art’s Community Schools, Knoxville, TN
Lynn Meadows Discovery Center for Children, Gulfport, MS
Madison Children’s Museum, Madison, WI
Materials for the Arts, Queens, NY
Mexic-Arte Museum, Austin, TX
Mishkan Museum of Art, Ein Harod, Israel
Missoula Art Museum, Missoula, MT
Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico
National Hispanic Cultural Center, Albuquerque, NM
New City School, St. Louis, MO
New York Public Library, New York, NY
OliOli, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
PARADE (The Young and Mighty March), Queens, NY
Pachamama Peruvian Arts, Queens, NY
Paradise Garden Foundation, Summerville, GA
Please Touch Museum, Pittsburgh, PA
Polish Cultural Institute, New York, NY
Redhawk Native American Arts Council, Brooklyn, NY
Sew A Softie, Sydney, Australia
Springfield Museums & Dr. Seuss Memorial Sculpture Garden, Springfield, MA
Stora Ateljén, Nacka, Sweden
Studio Museum in Harlem, New York NY
Teach Kids Art, USA
Tower of David Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
Taikoza, New York, NY
U.S. Department of Arts and Culture
WNET New York Public Media, New York, NY
Yemeni Women’s Association, Brooklyn, NY
ZOOM Kindermuseum, Vienna, Austria

View a map of our partners

Upcoming Outposts

From April through August, CMA will host over 40 free art-making outposts in 27 locations throughout all five New York City boroughs. Through a partnership with Culture Pass, which offers free admission to local cultural institutions (including CMA) to New York City public library cardholders, CMA will host workshops at the Brooklyn Public Library, New York Public Library, and Queens Library branches. Other highlights include pop-up workshops at Car Free Day, INCLUDEnyc’s Outdoors for Autism, Brooklyn Conservatory of Music’s World Refugee Day, and Hudson RiverKids at Pier 25 and Pier 62.

Learn More

Wednesday, April 3 @ 3pm
Queens Library for Teens
Far Rockaway, Queens

Wednesday April 3 @ 5pm
Queens Library Peninsula
Rockaway Beach, Queens

Thursday, April 4 @ 4pm
NYPL Macomb’s Bridge
Harlem, Manhattan

Monday, April 15 @ 4pm
Queens Library Pomonok
Kew Gardens, Queens

Tuesday, April 16 @ 3:30pm
NYPL Kingsbridge
Kingsbridge, Bronx

Wednesday April 17 @ 11am
Brooklyn Library Marcy
Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn

Wednesday, April 17 @ 3pm
Queens Library for Teens
Far Rockaway, Queens

Wednesday, April 17 @ 5pm
Queens Library Peninsula
Rockaway Beach, Queens

Friday, April 19 @ 4pm
Brooklyn Library Clarendon
Flatbush Ditmas Park, Brooklyn

Wednesday, April 24 @ 11am
Elmhurst Community Library
Elmhurst, Queens

Wednesday, April 24 @ 2:30pm
Jackson Heights Community Library
Jackson Heights, Queens

Wednesday, April 24 @ 3pm
Brooklyn Library Sunset Park
Sunset Park, Brooklyn

Saturday, April 27
Car Free Day Broadway
Manhattan

Monday, April 29 @ 3:30pm
Brooklyn Library Brownsville
Brownsville, Brooklyn

Tuesday, April 30 @ 3:30pm
Brooklyn Library Bedford
Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn

Wednesday, May 8 @ 3pm
NYPL Spuyten Duyvil
Riverdale, Bronx

Friday, May 10 @ 10:30am
The Big Playdate @ NYPL Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
Midtown Manhattan

Friday, May 10 @ 4pm
Brooklyn Library Clarendon
Flatbush Ditmas Park, Brooklyn

Saturday, May 11
Hudson Guild Children’s Center
Chelsea, Manhattan

Thursday, May 16
Oregon Trail at Hudson Park Library
Greenwich Village, Manhattan

Friday, May 17 @ 4pm
Brooklyn Library Clarendon
Flatbush Ditmas Park, Brooklyn

Saturday, May 18
Hudson Guild Children’s Center
Chelsea, Manhattan

Tuesday, May 21 @ 3:30pm
Brooklyn Library Bedford
Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn

Wednesday, May 22 @ 3:30pm
Brooklyn Library Sunset Park
Sunset Park, Brooklyn

Thursday, May 23 @ 3:30pm
Brooklyn Library Brownsville
Brownsville, Brooklyn

Thursday, May 30
NYPL Melrose
Melrose, Bronx

Saturday, June 1
Leslie-Lohman Summer Block Party
Soho, Manhattan

Saturday, June 1 @ 11am
IncludeNYC Outdoors for Autism
Mullaly Park, Bronx

Saturday, June 4 @ 3:30am
NYPL West New Brighton
West New Brighton, Staten Island

Monday, June 3 @ 4pm
Queens Library South Jamaica
Jamaica, Queens

Thursday, June 6
Summer Reading Kickoff at Brooklyn Central Library
Prospect Heights, Brooklyn

Thursday, June 6 @ 3:30pm
Brooklyn Library Brownsville
Brownsville, Brooklyn

Saturday, June 8 @ 11:30am
NYPL Port Richmond
Port Richmond, Staten Island

Monday, June 10
Queens Library South Jamaica
Jamaica, Queens

Wednesday, June 12 @ 3:30pm
Brooklyn Library Sunset Park
Sunset Park, Brooklyn

Thursday, June 13
NYPL Allerton
Allerton, Bronx

Saturday, June 22
World Refugee Day at Brooklyn Conservatory of Music
Park Slope, Brooklyn

Tuesday, August 27
Hudson River Park RiverKids
Pier 25, Manhattan

Thursday, August 29
Hudson River Park RiverKids
Pier 62, Manhattan

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