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NY SMARTS offers international students ESL tutors who are art experts, and a wide range of community resources.

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New York City attracts artists and designers incorporating a huge number of cultures, backgrounds, visions and tastes. Participation in the New York arts scene can be difficult for people with limited linguistic or cultural background in American art. NY SMARTS addresses this difficulty by offering international artists and designers resources with which to fully engage.

The key to our success is our tutors who, aside from being qualified to teach English, are experts in topics that their students are studying. Students are immersed in English while pursuing their professional interests. Getting English-language tutoring in the context of their artistic careers means that students get help where they need it most.

But NY SMARTS is more than just tutoring. We offer a range of services to address the needs of international artists and designers:

  • Language training by tutors who have a solid background in art and design.
  • Lectures and events to help non-native artists gain exposure to important and relevant knowledge.
  • Career development services to help international artists effectively present their work to prospective galleries, museums and grants.
  • The SMARTS Gallery which offers international artists a venue to display their art and offers Americans artists a place to experience it.
  • An on-line forum where international artists can share information on events and issues of concern to them.

NY SMARTS is as much about its community as its services. Our tutors, lecturers and consultants have solid credentials in art and design, and many are drawn from New York’s top art museums, art magazines and art schools. Interaction between our students and staff fosters a two-way exchange of artistic vision that transcends the limitations of any particular language or culture. In this way, it is our hope that NY SMARTS will inspire its community, leading students and tutors alike to develop strong new expressions in art and design.

Artists and designers come to New York to share a dream: to learn English, to develop their art, and to be part of the world-famous New York art scene. NY SMARTS brings all this together — what better way is there to fulfill this dream than talking about art with artists, learning English by working with them, and making connections within the New York artist community?

Sign up now and get your first class free. Your perfect tutor is just a phone call away.

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