photo by Kelsey Bennett

photo by Kelsey Bennett

The mission of Exploring the Arts (ETA) is to transform the lives of young people through arts education.


Founded in 1999 by legendary American singer and painter Tony Bennett and his wife Susan Benedetto, a former public school teacher, ETA is a 501c3 nonprofit organization serving public high schools throughout New York City and Los Angeles.

Inspired by the success of Frank Sinatra School of the Arts (ETA's flagship Partner School, founded by Tony and Susan), the organization expanded its programs to serve a growing roster of Partner Schools in need of support.

At the heart of ETA's work is a vision to provide greater equality of resources and opportunity in the arts to traditionally under-served teens.