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               Guest For  TUESDAY NOVEMBER 4, 2008



                             HARRIET TAUB         




                           Materials for the Arts




The program can be viewed in its entirety by clicking the you tube link below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfi313TuFXM - HARRIET TAUB




Harriet Taub                                            Harriet.Taub@gmail.com                                           



Materials for the Arts (MFTA), NYC Department of Cultural Affairs/

Friends of Materials for the Arts (FOMA)                                             2000 - Present


Management and Growth:

·        Manage and provide oversight of a $1.5 million annual budget of both MFTA and Friends of Materials for the Arts and a 25,000-square-foot warehouse facility;

·        Supervise a staff of 13 plus volunteers and interns;

·        Developed strategic plan for organization, fund-raising and Web site design, with outside consultants.

·        Managed the program’s move from a 10,000-square-foot facility in Manhattan to 25,000 square feet of space in Long Island City.


Fundraising and Development:

·         Secure, implement and administer grants from state and federal agencies;

·         Increased staff by three by securing funding through grants and   commitment from Friends of Materials for the Arts;

·        Expanded our distribution capabilities by securing funding for additional trucks, evening shopping, a volunteer program and a technology initiative;

·        Established a separate 501C-3 to expand budget and programming to compliment NYC’s financial commitment;  

·        Developed a dynamic cross-industry board of directors to appropriately penetrate industries that may serve as suppliers and/or financial donors;

·        Fund-raised $250,000 annually for the last three years from corporate and private foundations;


Program Management and Innovation


·        Developed and implemented an Educational Program directing staff of artist consultants.

·        MFTA received an award for our Web site and database and the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation’s 2005 Environmental Excellence Award.)

·        Initiated the expansion of our program facilities by an additional 10,000 square feet to accommodate growth and the development of a Reuse Education Center. 2003 - Present

·        Managed increase of Recipient Base to 3,043 from 2700 in 2000.


Development/Education Administrator

Materials for the Arts, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs                     1998 - 2000


First person hired to expand MFTA’s program to include all DOE school sites. Duties included writing all program materials; public speaking on behalf of the program; working in conjunction with the Office of the Arts and Special projects at the DOE; planned and led workshops for DOE and other not-for-profit organizations; increased membership of schools from 189 to 1,000 in two years.


Prior Experience

Various managerial positions in the fashion and film businesses            1978 - 1998



New York University, New York, NY

Bachelor of Science - Art Education


References available on request


Materials For The Arts
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Materials for the Arts, NYC helps artists realize their visions, provides students with a richer educational experience, and furnishes businesses with a simple and efficient way to enhance the cultural life of their city while promoting environmental awareness and reuse.

"Materials for the Arts is spectacular, and we are in awe of their daily
physical work and technological skills of cateloguing the donations."

Annie Leffingwell
Art Director, Costume Cultural Society
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Fall 2008 Daytime Workshops
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Welcome Orientation

Welcome Orientation

November 3, 2008, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Welcome Orientation” for new groups and new staff members of previously registered groups. IMPORTANT...


Evening Shopping by Appointment Only

November 3, 2008, 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Materials for the Arts has extended evening shopping hours. Please call in advance to schedule an appointment...


Special Shopping

November 5, 2008, 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Due to the fact that MFTA will be closed for Election and Veteran's Day - both Tuesdays - we are opening up s...



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                                 Tuesday November 4, 2008

                                 10:30 - 11:30 AM  / (NYC Time)

                 Channel 34 of the Time/Warner & Channel 82 of the RCN 
                       Cable Television Systems in Manhattan, New York.

The Program can now be viewed on the internet at time of cable casting at


                  NOTE: You must adjust viewing to reflect NYC time

                                          & click on channel 34 at site


                                    241 West 36th StreetNew York,N.Y. 10018 Phone: 212-695-6351 E-Mail: HHC@NYC.RR.COM


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