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Classroom Collaborative - Whitney Museum


In an effort to more closely align School Programs at the Whitney with classroom curricula, we are asking teachers to apply to participate in the Fall 2011 Classroom Collaborative program. We are looking for teachers who are interested in using the spring exhibitions to enhance, enrich, and extend classroom learning.


Collaboratives are free for NYC public schools, for all other schools the cost is $500. Please note that this program is only for schools within the five boroughs of NYC.



Since 1978, Materials for the Arts has provided thousands of New York City's arts and cultural organizations, public schools and community arts programs with the supplies they need to run and expand their programs. Materials are gathered from companies and individuals that no longer need them and redistributed to the artists and educators that do. In the process, hundreds of tons are removed from the waste stream every year and kept out of landfills, helping to sustain our environment and promote reuse and waste reduction. MFTA helps artists realize their visions, provides students with a richer educational experience and furnishes businesses and individuals with a simple and efficient way to enhance the cultural life of their city.

The success of MFTA and its programming would not be possible without the participation of material donors throughout the metropolitan area. If you are interested in donating your unwanted reusable items to MFTA please visit our Donor page or call 718-729-3001 and press 1 for "Materials Donation".


If you are interested in becoming a materials recipient please visit the website to see if you qualify.


"Materials for the Arts is a godsend. One of the city's true treasures in more ways than one."- Rome Neal (Artistic Director, Nuyorican Poets Cafe)