We need your help…

Please contact your General Assembly State Reps and ask for AS220 Youth’s DCYF funding to be reinstated! Effective Jan 1, 2020, the RI Department of Children, Youth & Families (DCYF) informed AS220 that — due to DCYF departmental budget overruns — they would not be renewing AS220 Youth’s two contracts with the department, totaling $74,276 annually….

February Mic Madness

Mic Madness is back Wednesday February 26! Make sure to sign up for the competition before then by emailing micmadnesscompetition@gmail.com Please note the 4-7pm time slot!

NLA Crew Blog: Arts Week

We definitely wrapped up one of the best Arts Weeks today with Nowell Leadership Academy bringing their talents, skills and a lot of hard work over the course of the week. NLA Apprentices (pictured above) did their work hours at the Downtown studio, coming in each morning to work on their art assignments. Students worked…

Sign Up For Intensive Workshops

After the success of Devin’s Beatmaking intensive, we’ve got three more intensives coming up this session. Check out the flyers below for more info and sign up by emailing olivia.watson@as220.org or sign up in person at the studio.

Winter Classes Are On!

Check out our class schedule above! We’re back open on Fridays and have a new selection of week-long intensives.

Winter 2020 Class Sign Ups and More

Kick off the winter session with us! Have pizza, meet members and teaching artists, and check out the studio. Free and open to youth 14-21 years old. Thursday, January 9, 2020. 4-7pm at AS220 Youth! We will reopen for open studios 1/6/20. Regular hours and programming start Monday 1/13/20.

Outcomes survey

If you have participated in AS220 youth programs in the last year, take our outcomes survey to be entered to win one of two $100 visa cards!! 💰here’s the link: https://forms.gle/rNDEjXaALeB6CW286

Alumni Spotlight

“My first experience of being surrounded by women of color empowering other women of color outside of my home was when AS220 Youth’s mentoring group for young women, “Broad Street Sisters”, still existed. It taught me things like self-advocacy and self-love; I learned that I could be myself without judgement, something a lot of adults…

Visuals Blog: MassArt Portfolio Reviews

It’s college application season and several youth members are interested in applying to art schools, one of which is Massachusetts College of Art and Design AKA MassArt. Just down the road in Boston, MassArt has a variety of fine arts majors to choose from. Jenn Recinos, an Admissions Officer from the college, visited AS220 Youth…