Young Artist Institute 2015



The Young Artist Institute is owned and created by ARTs East New York, Inc., it’s founder & Executive Director, Ms. Catherine Green.


The Y.A.I.-[re]New Lots of 2015 is a partnership between ARTs East New York and The HAND Arts & Edutainment, a company with over 20 years of collective Arts & Education teaching experience throughout Brooklyn, Manhattan, The Bronx and Queens. Combining our experience and passion for the arts, we have partnered to create an innovative arts mentoring program to expand the reach of the [Re] New Lots Market & Artist Incubator in offering 20 High School Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors, an opportunity to be coached & instructed by professional artists, business owners and leadership development specialists. We look to ground these young people and move them towards college and career. To embrace their destinies artists and leaders and to see their art as a tool to inspire thought, movement, beauty, and promise.




Students can be nominated by a parent or teacher/instructor or they can apply by themselves to be apart of this FREE program. Earn work-study credits through working with one of the business owners of our Market Place, and qualify to be awarded a financial scholarship at the end of the program to be used towards college resources.  …..all while gaining skills needed for job readiness.

“It takes a village to raise a child…”

— West African Proverb




NOTE! Student Application – Students will need to submit samples of work by email to show your artistic interest & ability in a small portfolio/folder.


Send 2 photos of your work by email to: – Attention Mr. Nicolas Savvides or – Attention Mr. Kojo C. Johnson


Students chosen for the interview will need to bring 4 physical copies of their artwork to our family orientation meeting. The dates and times will be announced by phone call or email.




YAI 2015 APP


R.O.P.E. Begins February 2015


Starting in February 2015, our R.O.P.E. (Rite of Passage Experience) workshops shall begin with weekly leadership development meetings at the ARTs East NY office for the entire month. We will have invited guest speakers from the local community as well as outside the community, but this is a time for introductions for students, parents & mentors to discuss our plans and projects.




March 2015 – ART in ACTION. We hit the ground running!




Due to the historical impact in the lack of artist resources and outlets in East NY Brooklyn, ARTs East NY seeks to beautify, re-develop, and re-define this area of Brooklyn on New Lots Ave by providing the youth with art making resources and artistic guidance alive taught & lead by local professional artists of Brooklyn who are currently active in their professional world of the Arts.

Join Us!!


Some of the art project assignments will be:

Mural Art installation sires along New Lots Ave along the L-Train stop at Van Siderein & New Lots.

Photo exhibits and exploration

Graphic Design w/Thee Art CAVE