Support the League

Why the League Needs Your Support

My years of studying at the League imbued me with such love and respect for the facility itself and the caliber of its instructors. Giving back seemed the only logical thing to do to show that gratitude.
Donn Russell, Artist/gallerist, and creator of the Donn Russell Grant for Art Supplies



Artists working in the ceramics studio.

The Art Students League is determined to see its time-honored educational methods and supportive community endure and thrive. However, if the League is to keep its position as one of the most prestigious studio-based fine arts institutions in the nation, while also remaining the most affordable, your support is crucial. Tuition alone cannot cover the full cost of instruction or maintenance of our landmark building.


Contributions from artists, students and friends like you make possible affordable tuition and provide grants and scholarships to support the next generation of distinguished artists. Your gift can also sponsor an exhibition or support a specific program of your choice like Model to Monument, Exhibition Outreach, or Seeds of the League.


Please join your fellow artists, students, and friends in making an annual gift to the League. Every contribution helps the League make possible an extraordinary, life-changing education for all those with the vision and passion to create art. Your gift is the best way to show your appreciation for the institution that has deeply touched your life and the lives of countless others

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How to Make a Gift

Credit card:

Please click on the “Give Now” button above.


Painters in Costa Vavagiakis class in Studio 7.

By mail:

Send your check, payable to The Art Students League of New York, to:

The Art Students League of New York
Attn: Development
215 West 57th Street
New York, NY 10019

Tribute & memorial gifts:

Honor, remember or celebrate a special person or occasion.

Matching gifts:

Double the value of your donation with an employer match. Please check with your Human Resources department for details.

Stocks or appreciated securities:

Please contact us below for the form and instructions on how to donate/transfer your shares.

Planned giving:

Arrange a bequest through your will or living trust.

To make a gift in support of The League, please email Allison Greene at [email protected].


The Art Students League of New York is a non-profit, 501© (3) organization. Your contribution is tax deductible.

We thank you for your support!