Seeds of the League

About Seeds of the League

Seeds of The League is the Art Students League of New York’s community youth program. Seeds partners with public schools and social service organizations across New York City to provide arts programming where it would otherwise not be accessible.

Seeds also provides full, public school scholarships to artists ages 8 and up to study with renowned instructors at The Art Students League, allowing students from across the city into The League’s legendary studios. Since its founding, Seeds of The League has given out more than 650 scholarships. Thousands more students have been reached though the program and encouraged to pursue careers in the arts. Seeds students have gone on to earn over $1,000,000 in college scholarships and built careers in a diversity of creative fields: they are now architects, teachers, illustrators, animators and more.

To learn more about who we currently partner with and how to become a Seeds of the League partner school, please visit

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Seeds Stories

Seeds Stories is a monthly newsletter produced by our Seeds of the League staff that showcases Seeds student work. Click below to check it out and see what our incredible Seeds students are making!

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Who is eligible for Seeds of the League scholarships?

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Seeds offers scholarships to artists ages 8 and up to take classes at The Art Students League and provides internships and employment to award-winning teens, college graduates, and emerging artists, giving them the opportunity to gain experience in arts administration and to teach art programs in schools, community centers, as well as arts and social service programs, in all five boroughs, benefiting both aspiring art teachers and students.

How many students does Seeds of the League serve?

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In its ten years, Seeds has given out more than 650 scholarships, students have earned over $1,000,000 in college scholarships, and students have been awarded enough Scholastic Art Award gold keys to open the doors needed to access the art careers they were seeking: they are now architects, teachers, illustrators, animators and more.

What schools does Seeds of the League work with?

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To see a list of partner schools, see our Seeds of the League webpage at

Thank You to Our Supporters

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

If you would like to help support this vital program, please email Elizabeth Kingman at