Every July, the Society of Illustrators hosts the Summer Illustration Art Academy for New York City youth ages 9-13 in collaboration with NYC Parks. This is a completely free intensive art program for multicultural students from communities most in need of free after-school arts programming.
In 2019, we will host our 9th Summer Academy for 60 students. Each day, students will travel to different cultural sites in NYC to learn drawing techniques on location from professional illustrators and comic artists.
The need to support the Summer Illustration Art Academy is based on the growing trend in NYC public schools to decrease arts education funding and eliminate after-school programs that engage youth in positive learning activities to enrich their minds and enhance their creativity.
Community involvement and support are vital to ensuing that this program continues. This #GivingTuesday, please consider supporting our Summer Illustration Art Academy by donating to our school bus fund! We are hoping to raise $5,000 that will go towards transportation for the students and educators for their field trips during the summer program!
All funds raised through this campaign will help cover the cost of the bus rental. This Giving Tuesday, please help us make the Summer Illustration Art Academy possible by making a tax deductible donation.