The best way to ensure year-round access to arts education for children throughout New York City is to commit to monthly donations. Your commitment to CMA is a commitment to joy!
Making art is more than just a pleasant activity — art can play a role in developing a child’s confidence, awareness, and expression. Young artists learn to value their individuality and the identity that they express through their art. Collaborative art projects encourage children to develop their language and social skills, conflict resolution, and their sense of community. And making art as a family increases parent-child bonds and provides parents a change from the standard role of disciplinarian.
Yet arts activities are not a given for every family, and visits to museums such as ours can be a luxury.
Transform a life today!
Your gift allows CMA to offer free admission, class scholarships, and free public programming in the museum and off-site. We believe that every child should have access to high quality, hands-on art- making with trained teaching artists.
Your contribution also supports specialized programs that serve children with physical and developmental disabilities; families navigating the NYC child welfare system; and many, many more. We served 57,000 children and families through our Community Programs last year.
For more information about how you can help, please contact Kara Matthews at 917-409-1201.
CMA is committed to our corporate partners and offers membership opportunities at various levels that meet every need. Benefits include free admission to CMA, invitations to VIP Exhibition Opening Receptions, discounts on CMA classes, and more. A portion of Corporate Membership contributions are tax deductible. For more details, please contact Kara Matthews at email@example.com
CMA hosts benefit events throughout the year that support our work in the community. In the fall, our annual Art Auction & Cocktail Party promises a sophisticated evening.
The Artistic Director’s Circle is a group of art lovers whose annual membership of $1,000 provides entry to exclusive events, including 3-5 artist studio tours per year and VIP passes to various New York City art fairs. Please contact Abbigail Willingham at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Members of the Director's Salon have exclusive access to CMA, the Executive Director, and special programming. Annual membership of $5,000 grants entry to a series of intimately curated events with some of today's most thought-provoking leaders in the arts and education. Please contact Abbigail Willingham at email@example.com for more information.
The CMA Contemporaries are the junior committee of the Children's Museum of the Arts. This group of young professionals, ages 21-40, is committed to volunteering their time, talents, and energy to help promote the Museum’s mission and to raise crucial funds for CMA’s free Community Programs, specifically to fund scholarships. Please contact Abbigail Willingham at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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New York State Council on the Arts
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Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation
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Rockefeller Development Group
Catherine & Simon Watson
Nicole Bergen & Andrew Zuckerman
Hilary Blumberg & Alex Ginsberg
Megan & Larry Foley
Yolanda Colón-Greenberg & James Greenberg
Laurie Harris & Bill Brennan
Jessica & Mark Kleinknecht
Elizabeth & Jonathan Lewison
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Still Point Fund
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