Our Mission
UTA has been providing an array of life enrichment programs to Staten Islanders for 45 years – our mission is to "quicken the creative spirit in the individual and community and foster brotherly love.” Since our inception, UTA has been a thriving force, fostering cultural and artistic development in the community. Learn more


UTA works with seasoned professional artists to provide instruction in and exposure to, an eclectic blend of fine and performing arts, cultural, educational and social programs.  Our FREE programs serve community members by providing hands-on, experiential and creative artistic outlets that uplift, enlighten, inspire and facilitate unique expanded learning and enrichment opportunities that only the arts can foster.

Upcoming Events

Universal Temple of the Arts (UTA) is a recipient of funding through the Staten Island Children’s Campaign, a charitable trust that raises funds for 15 non-profit Staten Island groups whose programs serve 60,000 borough children. If you are interested in attending the TOSS for TOTS event, please contact Sajda Musawwir Ladner, UTA's Artistic/Executive Director at (718) 273-5610 to find out how our agency will receive credit for your attendance, thank you. Click for the flyer

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