Through long-term partnerships with local school and after-school programs, cultural organizations, and social service providers, the Frick welcomes underserved communities, emerging artists, and university populations, building meaningful relationships over time.

Featured in 2023–24

  • AHRC New York City

    AHRC NYC is an organization that advocates for and supports people who are neurodiverse in leading full and equitable lives. Since 2019, the Frick has partnered with AHRC to recruit candidates from their clientele.

  • Art History Research Fellows Program

    Art History Research Fellows Program is a scholarship program for public high school seniors that engages students in inquiry-based research. The program was developed by the New York City Department of Education’s Arts Office and is sponsored by the Studio Institute. Each year, participating students visit The Frick Collection and Frick Art Reference Library, where they learn about the institution’s collections and resources.
  • City University of New York (CUNY) Arts

    City University of New York (CUNY) Arts is an initiative founded to create opportunities for all students to experience the richness of New York City’s arts and cultural institutions. CUNY is the nation’s largest urban public university, serving more than 225,000 students across all five boroughs. The Frick offers free admission to all CUNY students and faculty plus a guest and collaborates with faculty and staff on free guided visits and professional development workshops. The museum has also welcomed CUNY students as interns via the CUNY Cultural Corps.

  • Columbia University: Art Humanities

    Art Humanities has been a part of the required Core Curriculum at Columbia College since 1947. The Frick’s Education Department began a partnership with Art Humanities in 2017, encouraging instructors to bring their classes to the Frick for free guided visits, in addition to offering free admission to students currently enrolled in Art Humanities and instructors teaching in the program.
  • The Creative Center at University Settlement

    The Creative Center at University Settlement is a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing the creative arts to people with cancer, chronic illness, and their caregivers. The Frick has partnered with The Creative Center since 2019, providing guided visits, special exhibition tours, and reserved spots at drawing programs.

  • Culture Pass

    Culture Pass is a program that enables New Yorkers to use their library card to gain free admission to more than 85 cultural institutions around the city. In collaboration with the New York Public Library, Brooklyn Public Library, and Queens Library, the Frick’s Education Department has also offered free programs for library patrons at branches across the city.

  • The East Harlem School

    The East Harlem School (EHS) is an independent middle school enrolling children from low-income families in Harlem and East Harlem. The Frick has partnered with EHS since 2011, welcoming students into the galleries for close looking, drawing, and writing exercises. The East Harlem School Poetry Project invites EHS students to write original poetry inspired by the Frick's masterpieces.



  • Ghetto Film School

    Ghetto Film School (GFS) is an award-winning nonprofit founded in 2000 to educate, develop, and celebrate the next generation of great storytellers. With locations in New York City, Los Angeles, and London, GFS equips students for top universities and careers in the creative industries through two tracks: an introductory education program for high school students and early career support for alumni and young professionals. GFS annually serves over 8,000 individuals ages 14 to 34. The Frick began its partnership with GFS in 2015, offering seminars in the Frick’s galleries led by Curatorial and Education staff. GFS students' first year of their multi-year fellowship culminates with the creation of student-produced short films inspired by the museum and filmed in the galleries.


  • Hunter College Office of the Arts

    Hunter College Office of the Arts supports student engagement with the arts on and off the Hunter campus. In 2017, the Frick became an official Cultural Partner of Hunter College, the largest college in the City University of New York system and a historic leader in the field of inclusive and equitable higher education. Frick educators work with faculty and staff to plan free guided visits and professional development workshops. Hunter students and faculty also receive free admission with a guest via the museum’s partnership with CUNY Arts. Additionally, the Frick has hosted Hunter Mellon Arts Fellows and interns from Hunter.


  • The Institute of Fine Arts of New York University (IFA)

    The Institute of Fine Arts of New York University (IFA) is a center for advanced research and graduate teaching in art history, archaeology, and art conservation. The IFA and the Frick jointly host the annual Symposium on the History of Art, first established in 1940. The Symposium welcomes fifteen graduate students each year, nominated by doctoral programs across the Northeast, to present original research in any field of art history.

  • Job Path NYC

    Since 2017, The Frick Collection has partnered with Job Path NYC, an organization that supports mostly young adults with developmental disabilities in accessing housing, employment, and other resources. Through their model of customized employment, the Frick has employed at least five part-time colleagues from Job Path, including three current employees in the library, Museum Shop, and Education Department. In 2017, the Frick was named Job Path’s Employer of the Year.

  • Mannes School of Music at The New School

    Mannes School of Music at The New School is a music conservatory dedicated to developing citizen artists who engage their communities and the world through music. Since 2017, the Frick has partnered with Mannes, featuring current students and Mannes alumni onstage and throughout the galleries at First Fridays and Open Nights.

  • The Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD)

    MOPD is the liaison between the New York City government and members of the disability community, ensuring that their rights and concerns are included in all City initiatives and that City programs and policies address their needs. The Frick has participated in MOPD’s job fairs and practice interview programs and served on its Champions of Change Business Development Council. The Collection was honored in July 2022 with the Sapolin Accessibility Award for Employment for its inclusive hiring practices. In July 2023, the Frick supported MOPD and Mayor Eric Adams in opening the new Center for Workplace Accessibility and Inclusion. Since 2017, we have also partnered with MOPD to provide staff disability awareness trainings to help support a welcoming and accessible workplace for everyone.

  • Sanctuary for Families

    Since 2018, the Frick has partnered with Sanctuary for Families, an organization that supports survivors of gender violence by providing a vast array of services, including shelter, counseling, legal representation and employment training. The Frick hosts interns from Sanctuary’s Economic Empowerment Program, each of whom has subsequently been hired as a part- or full-time employee.

  • Success Academy

    Success Academy is a network of charter schools that serves 21,000 students in grades K–12 across 53 schools throughout New York City. The Frick’s Education Department provides guided visits for middle and high school students in addition to professional development workshops for Success Academy’s faculty and administrators.

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