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Building Animation Skills
For The Next Generation Of Storytellers


The Made in NY Animation Project offers NYC youth the opportunity to engage in storytelling, gain technical skills in 3D computer animation, and qualify for paid internships in the field. The program is an initiative of the NYC Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment in partnership with NYC Neighborhood Opportunity Network (NeONSM) Community Centers, and The Animation Project (TAP).

The Made in NY Animation Project is designed to:

  • provide 3D animation classes to 1,800 NYC youth ages 12-24 across the five boroughs in NeONSM Centers and participating schools near those centers;
  • introduce young animators to paid internship and certification opportunities;
  • and, address projected workforce needs within New York City's growing media industries.


NeONSM Center Animation Labs
Brooklyn, 444 Thomas S. Boyland Street
Harlem, 127 West 127th Street
Jamaica Queens, 162-24 Jamaica Ave
South Bronx, 198 East 161 Street
Tompkinsville Staten Island, 340 Bay Street

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The Made in NY Animation Project is supported by Autodesk.

To learn more:

Call or text us at (917) 282-0931 | Email us at

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Animation Project FAQ

Q. Who is eligible to participate?

A. All New York City residents between the ages of 16-24 are eligible to join labs offered at participating NeONSM Centers. Students between the ages of 12-24, who currently attend the ten partner public schools are also eligible to participate in labs offered at school. No experience necessary!

Q. What is the program?

A. The Animation Project teaches professional-level 3D computer animation skills for careers in video game design, music video design, animation, engineering, cartooning, fashion design, photography, film and more! The groups are co-led by an art instructor and a professional computer animator who teach the students how to storyboard and use the Autodesk animation software to tell their story. Professional guest speakers from the industry also join some sessions to share their experiences. The group cycles complete and hold a public screening of their animated videos.

  • NeONSM Centers (ages 16-24): 12 weeks with one 90-minute session per week
  • School Groups (ages 12-24): 4 weeks with five one-hour sessions per week

Q. When does the next class start?

A. Contact us to find out more about the program and when the next lab will begin.

Q. Where are the classes held?

NeONSM Centers

Brooklyn NeON
444 Thomas S. Boyland Street
Brooklyn, NY 11212

Harlem NeON
127 West 127th Street
New York, NY 10027

Jamaica NeON
162-24 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, NY 11432

South Bronx NeON
198 East 161st Street
Bronx, NY 10451

Staten Island NeON
340 Bay Street
Staten Island, NY 10301


PS 308 Clara Cardwell School
616 Quincy St, Brooklyn NY 11221

PS 184 Newport Street School
273 Newport St, Brooklyn, NY 11212

AIM Charter High School I
1495 Herkimer St, Brooklyn, NY 11233

The Judith Kaye High School
321 East 96th St, Manhattan, NY 10128

MS 217 Robert A. Van Wyck Middle School
85-05 144th St, Jamaica, NY 11435

MS 358
88-08 164th St, Jamaica, NY 11432

John V. Lindsay Wildcat Academy
1239 Lafayette Ave, Bronx, NY 10474

Mott Haven Community High School
455 Southern Blvd, Bronx, NY 10455

Saint Marks ALC
450 St. Marks Place, Staten Island, NY 10301


Attend a lab session near you!

NeON Harlem
127 West 127th St, Room 104, New York, NY 10027
Thursdays 4:00 to 5:30pm

NeON South Bronx
198 East 161 St, 1st Floor, Bronx, NY 10451
Tuesdays 4:00 to 5:30pm

NeON Queens
162-24 Jamaica Ave 2nd Floor, Queens, NY 11432
Thursdays 4:30 to 6:00pm

NeON Staten Island
340 Bay St, Staten Island, NY 10301
Wednesdays 4:00 to 5:30pm

NeON Brooklyn
444 Thomas S. Boyland St
Tuesdays 4:00 to 5:30pm

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This program brought to you by the City of New York Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment, the Neighborhood Opportunity Network (NeONSM), and The Animation Project.