Community Arts

Lawyers Alliance assists nonprofits that make visual, musical, cultural, and performing arts an integral part of life in low-income communities. Our Community Arts program priority helps organizations to provide artistic outlets and use the arts to foster education, social supports and services, and urban development.

Clients are engaged in enrichment activities for children and the elderly, in-school and after-school programs, music and dance performances, therapeutic arts programs, and other community-based arts activities.

Cool Culture

Cool Culture partners with more than 450 schools and early education programs to provide more than 50,000 families with free, unlimited admission to its network of 90 premiere museums, historical societies, zoos, and botanical gardens. The organization's mission is to amplify the voices of families and strengthen the power of historically marginalized communities through engagement with art and culture, both within cultural institutions and beyond. A majority of Cool Culture families earn less than the Federal Poverty Line, making museum admission out of reach. Additionally, the organization offers educational and informational resources to help families plan activities. Pro bono counsel from Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP have been assisting Cool Culture in ensuring that its governance documents are compliant with New York's nonprofit law, reviewing and updating its bylaws and Conflict of Interest Policy and drafting a Whistleblower Policy, allowing Cool Culture to signal its commitment to good governance to key stakeholders.

Lawyers Alliance is a member of the steering committee of CultureAID ("Culture Active in Disasters"), a response and recovery network committed to strengthening New York City's cultural community before, during, and after disasters. Read the CultureAID press release.