The HeARTwork Against Hate is a creative initiative for New York City youth launched by the Office for the Prevention of Hate Crimes in September 2020.
It is important to support young New Yorkers at a time of great stress resulting from the combination of a global pandemic, economic uncertainty, school changes, scapegoating, and issues of systemic racism that have come to the fore. Originally inspired by OCA-NY Asian Pacific American Advocates' annual Hate Crime Prevention Art Project, HeARTwork Against Hate provides another opportunity and platform for young New Yorkers to use artistic expression as an outlet.
All New Yorkers have a role in showing respect and standing up for others. Through HeARTwork Against Hate, the City’s youth can take a stand against all forms of bias, discrimination, and hate and use their creativity to communicate the positive values that make NYC great.
Eligible participants can win prize money, and their artwork will be featured on the OPHC website as well as digital displays across the city.
Grades 6-8 and 9-12
For general questions or concerns, please contact OPHC.