The Art Effect is pleased to present our 2018 Annual Report, celebrating our first year as a merged organization. Formerly Mill Street Loft and Spark Media Project, the two organizations officially joined as The Art Effect on January 1, 2018. The Art Effect is now the largest art education organization in the region, directly serving over 2,000 people through a variety of programs, with a focus on underserved youth in Poughkeepsie, New York.
The Art Effect was awarded Hudson Valley Magazine’s “Best Art Program for Youth” last year, but perhaps most impressive are the awards won by our students at The Art Effect: in 2018, over 100 Scholastic Art Awards and over $3 million in scholarship offers were received.
In 2018, over 2,000 individuals were directly served by The Art Effect, creating over 1,000 works of art. 100% of students in the Art Institute program graduated high school and were accepted into college with scholarship offers, and 83% of Media, Art, and Design Lab (MADLab) students reported that they feel fully ready to enter the job market in the arts field.
Through these impactful programs for young people throughout the Hudson Valley, The Art Effect helps students explore their passions and prepares them for their future.
See the full power of The Art Effect here: feelthearteffect.org/annualreport.