Art Start Board Member Recruitment


As Art Start enters our 28th year of work in New York City and continues our expansion as a national organization, we are seeking new board members to support our organization’s growth.

With a strong mission and an exciting, yet grounded strategic plan, we’re looking to invite passionate, creative and driven people to join our board team by

  1. Sharing their professional expertise and advice,

  2. Providing philanthropic support,

  3. Actively connecting Art Start to the right people, resources, and partnerships.

We ask that board members make a commitment of 2 years to Art Start and participate in four out of six board meetings per year. Candidates need not be located in New York, but will be asked to attend our annual meeting in NYC on an agreed upon date.

Desired Qualifications and Responsibilities:

  • Participate on one designated project per year.

  • Have 3+ years experience in the nonprofit, small business, media and entertainment, or corporate sectors.

  • Have experience and/or expertise in at least one of the following areas: finance, accounting, marketing, development, public relations, law, criminal justice system, homelessness/homelessness services

  • Donate and/or bring in funds and cultivate resources for the organization.

  • Some prior board experience preferred, but not required.

  • Believe in the mission of Art Start and share in our Values.

About Art Start

Mission and Purpose

Art Start uses the creative process to nurture the voices, hearts and minds of historically marginalized youth, offering a space for them to imagine, believe, and represent their creative vision for their lives and communities.

Through consistent workshops with long-term partners,  including youth organizations, schools, alternative sentencing programs, and residences for youth and families experiencing homelessness, art becomes the starting point of a larger life process, and the start of larger conversations about the future of our communities.

How to apply:

Please submit your resume and a short cover statement about your interest to