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Materials for the Arts is New York’s premiere reuse center, providing a way for companies and individuals to donate unneeded supplies to thousands of nonprofit organizations with arts programming and public schools. We offer a wide variety of events, workshops, and classes to help people see and experience creative reuse up close.

Friends of Materials for the Arts, in collaboration with the City of New York and the creative community, is the nonprofit organization that guides and supports educational programming, warehouse operations, and other initiatives of Materials for the Arts.

Learn about Friends of Materials for the Arts programs benefitting New York City

Volunteer Nights: Every Wednesday (except Holidays) from 6 – 8 pm, help us sort and display a variety of donated materials in our warehouse.

Third Thursdays
: On the Third Thursday of every month at Materials for the Arts, you are invited to a free reuse art-making workshop exploring unusual supplies found in our warehouse.

Check our calendar for upcoming events.

Photo Credit: Barbara Korein/Materials for the Arts
P-Credit (+30) Courses:
Learn how free supplies from Materials for the Arts can be creatively reused to make engaging projects for lessons in all content areas. During these studio-style courses, teachers focus on developing lesson plans, aligned with the Arts Blueprint and Common Core Standards for their own students.
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