Proud of our past. Looking toward our future.
What We've Done
In 2011 to launch K.A.P. we held a 400 person benefit to raise money for programming created in collaboration with Broadway in South Africa, Sunrise, Kids Performing Who Kare, and R.Evolucion Latina and sponsored by Groupon. The event was held at New World Stages the one night only event hosted by Tony Nominee Robin De Jesus featured performances by Tony Nominees and Winners, Karen Olivo, Chris Jackson and performances by the Kids Performing Who Kare troupe started by a pediatric cancer survivor. We raised $13,000 that went directly to arts programing for kids facing terminal illnesses and underprivileged youth of America and Africa.
Broadway Week at Sunrise
Along with Broadway in South Africa and R.Evolucion Latina, Katie’s Art Project brought Broadway performers to Sunrise Day Camp, a camp for kids with cancer and their siblings. For two consecutive years the performers and kids spent a week creating dances and performing songs to make memories that will last a lifetime. Funding for the program came in part from the Broadway Broadcasts Hope benefit and Sunrise sponsors.
In collaboration with “The Active Theater” a non-profit supporting the creation of new theater and new careers in theater in NYC, Katie’s Art Project produced a one night art gallery, after which [the art project] is modeled.We raised $3000 from the sale of art and sponsorship and half of that money was returned directly to the artist community in New York by paying the artist and still allowing them to give back through donation. The event was held in the now defunct 2nd floor restaurant on the Lower East Side. We look forward to creating a legacy that lasts by bringing [the art project] to New York twice a year and then to other cities as we expand.
[the art project] July 2017
On July 23rd, 2017 nearly 100 creators of art gathered on the Lower East Side at the Sheen Center for Thought and Culture to celebrate the creation of art. The event allowed 10 young artists to display and sell their work. We had 18 pieces and serval of them have found new homes. Each artist who sold their work received 50% of the profits and the other 50% will benefit our new partnership with Music is Medicine this Fall. Together all of our creators of art will allow five terminally ill children to work with a recording artist to have a song written for and about them. Stay tuned for some beautiful creation of new music honoring these children.