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
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
- An on-line forum where international artists can
share information on events and issues of concern
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