Our Mission
Urban Art Beat is a platform for creative expression, partnering talented artists and dedicated volunteers with under served schools and organizations. We believe that creative expression through the arts has the potential to enhance the mind, spirit and artistic energy of our youth and engage them in shaping a vision for their community’s future. Read More...

Join the family! From the annual Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival to monthly Open Mics at Dixon Place Theater there are numerous ways to celebrate the accomplishments of our dedicated participants and incredible teaching artists. Read More on Upcoming Events...

Urban Art Beat recognizes the importance of self expression in today’s society. We have directly observed the connection between art education and the social/ academic advancement of our students.In order to meet the learning needs and artistic interests of our participants, we offer a wide variety of student centered workshops and tailored, goal oriented residencies.Read More...

Our Staff ? Know them


We refer to our talented teaching artists as mentors because it is their dedication and experience that changes the lives of the youth we work with. They are the heartbeat of Urban Art Beat.

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Join the mission! In order to combat decades of arts inequality and bring quality programming to under served youth in NYC and elsewhere we need all hands on deck! Sign up today to volunteer or work with us!

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UAB offers a range of options for your school or site, from Specialized One Day Workshops and Assemblies, to Train the Trainers for youth workers interested in Effective Hip Hop Pedagogy to Year Long In-School and After-School residencies

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Keep Us Going!


Your generosity allows us to continue to offer top quality, free programming to the youth that need it most. Please consider donating musical instruments, sound equipment, art supplies, or making a tax deductible donation so that we may continue this important work.

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