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A shipping container at Marina59 in Rockaway to act as campus for a unique youth program exploring art and the environment.
79 backers pledged $5,725 to help bring this project to life.

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Arts in Parts was created to help the young minds of Rockaway get back on their feet in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy in 2012. For five years, we have held summer day camps and regular weekend/after-school workshops that mix artist-led projects with learning about the environment. 

In late 2017, Arts in Parts lost its long-time home base. After months of uncertainty, Marina59 has generously offered us a site in Rockaway for long-term use, right on Jamaica Bay. We aim to install a shipping container to serve as the home base for our ongoing program.

Why is this important?

Rockaway’s unique environment, a mixture of ocean, bay, and city, is the raw material and curriculum for Arts in Parts. For our first program in our new venue, we will partner with digital art nonprofit Rhizome for a summer day camp inspired by their Seven on Seven program for art and technology collaborations. The summer camp, called “SEA LEVEL,” will focus on art, technology, and the environment through a series of artist-led workshops and projects.

Welding at Arts in Parts
Welding at Arts in Parts

Each day will be led by a guest artist, who will create unique new artworks with the participants. Several camp days will also be held at Edgemere Farm, a nearby ½-acre urban farm that serves the community as a place for teaching and learning about growing plants, bees, and chickens.

What will your contribution support? 

The funding from this Kickstarter will go to the purchase, delivery, and installation of items needed for our new Marina59 campus, including a shipping container, tent, and tables. Any additional funds raised will go to additional fit-out and to enriching the Arts in Parts program.

Arts in Parts field trip
Arts in Parts field trip

Why Kickstarter?

Through Kickstarter, we want to connect with supporters who share our belief in alternative, community-centered models for teaching kids about art and the environment. Also, we want to invite Rockaway's broader communities, including our summer guests, to be a part of the making of our campus-in-a-container. 

What rewards are we offering supporters?

Arts in Parts patch (design subject to change)
Arts in Parts patch (design subject to change)
Arts in Parts - Classic Tee (Also available in white)
Arts in Parts - Classic Tee (Also available in white)
Custom Soccer Short
Custom Soccer Short
Seaweed Paper (in-progress image)
Seaweed Paper (in-progress image)
Women's March artwork
Women's March artwork

Risks and challenges

If the campaign fails, we will run the summer day camp as planned with a more lightweight tent setup. If it is on track for successful funding, our fiscal sponsors Rhizome will order the container prior to the campaign’s end date so that it can be in situ for the August 13 launch of SEA LEVEL.

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    Artwork thanks

    Our sincere thanks, and your name recorded as a supporter in a special thank you artwork created by Arts in Parts participants!

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    Arts in Parts Patch

    A special edition 3" sew-on Arts in Parts patch.

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    Classic Tee

    A screen-printed Arts in Parts T-shirt designed by Sophie Gell, available in tie-dye or white.

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    Gift Set with Zoca

    A bundled set featuring 3 oz. of Zoca ocean-safe SPF 36 sunscreen from a limited edition batch created with Arts in Parts participants, including a handmade label. Also includes a classic tee and patch.

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    Rockaway Garden Dinner

    Two tickets to a special Rockaway garden dinner on Saturday, September 8 featuring artwork created by Arts in Parts participants.

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    Custom Soccer Short

    Custom-made shorts by Arts in Parts teaching artist Sophie Gell, made to your size and color preferences!

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    Seaweed Stationery

    A hand-crafted stationery set made from recycled paper with Rockaway seaweed intermixed.

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    Arts in Parts Boxed Set

    All of the above rewards, plus a sampler of Arts in Parts artworks selected individually for you in a customized box.

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    Women's March artwork - Chioma Ebinama

    A one-of-a-kind illustration by Chioma Ebinama created for the Washington Post commemorating the Women's March. 22.5 x 16.5 inches, delivered framed.

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