About

OUR

PARTNERS

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    Reed Art Department is creative agency focused on crafting compelling stories, collaborations, and products. They have been our design advisor and consultant for the past couple years and have been instrumental in the redesign of Art Start's logo and branding as well as various marketing tools.

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    Industrial Color is a production powerhouse of top talent and facilities. Art Start has worked with Industrial Color over the years to produce the Art Start Portrait Project.

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    Original streetwear elegance from the soul of New York and cities all across the world. Staple Design has partnered with Art Start since 2014 and has supported Art Start youth in innumerable ways, including raising funds and awareness, in-kind donations, and youth mentorship and workshops.

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    Watson & Company (W&CO) is a New York City based Brand and Advertising Agency specializing in crafting intelligent brands that shine brightly. They have supported Art Start through financial support as well as providing paid internships for Art Start youth.

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    Herschel Supply Co. is a design-driven manufacturer of the finest quality backpacks, bags, travel goods and accessories. Herschel has been partnering with Art Start since 2020 supporting the Creative Connections and Creative Collectives Programs.

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    Cadogan Tate offers fine art transport, storage & art handling to designers, galleries, auction houses, museums & collectors domestically & internationally. Cadogan Tate continues to support the Art Start Portrait Project by storing 60+ youth prints and providing materials and equipment for exhibitions.

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    Dr.Jart+ takes skincare’s best ingredients and innovations (that’s the Dr.) and join them with artful experiences to create high-performance derma skincare with a playful twist that brings a smile to your face. Dr.Jart+ has been supporting the Creative Connections Program since 2020 and have provided numerous opportunities for Art Start youth including scholarships, branding mentorship and sponsorship of Emerging Artists.

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    Mapletree is a global real estate development, investment, capital and property management company committed to sustainability. Since 2018, Mapletree has been supporting Creative Collectives through donations both financial and in-kind as well as hands-on support in programming.

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    Art Start has been selected as the US-based organization to be supported by the capsule collection "Walk a Mile In My Shoes", imagined by Christian Louboutin, Sabrina and Idris Elba to celebrate Hope, Empathy, and Diversity. 100% of the proceeds from the collection will be donated to 6 non-profit organizations across the world.

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    Beggars Group is one of the world's largest, most influential independent label groups. The labels under it's umbrella include 4AD, Rough Trade Records, Matador Records, XL Recordings and Young. Beggars Group has been partnering with Art Start since 2010 supporting the Creative Connections Program through donations and mentorhsip.

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    Tann Services is a creative production studio. Tann supports the Art Start Portrait Project both youth and family projects, providing in-kind support in all aspects of production, catering, and on-hands on support.

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    Shake Shack is an American fast casual restaurant chain that started out as a hot dog cart inside Madison Square Park in 2001. Shake Shack has supported our programs with in-kind donations, youth mentorship and collaborated with youth on creative projects in-house.

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    The Kurt Geiger Kindness Foundation's mission is to remove barriers and give young people, no matter their background, the opportunities, support, and tools to enter the creative industry. Art Start was the Kindness Foundation's first partner in the US and we have continued to work together by collaborating on unique projects supporting young people to learn fashion, marketing, PR, and photography skills.

Partnering with arts, media and business industries is vital to Art Start’s mission to provide our youth with connections to new people, experiences and opportunities. We also rely on the industry to help fund Art Start’s programs and spread awareness about our work. Some partners get involved with the Art Start youth as mentors, internship hosts or by providing workshops on various aspects of their industry specialty. Other partners support the Art Start programs by partnering for industry events, sales and promotions, or other creative collaborations that spread awareness and gather support for Art Start.