Thank you, California Arts Council!

The California Arts Council has announced $8,726,168 in grants to California nonprofit organizations under ten unique, competitive grant programs. 712 grants will be awarded for programs supporting arts education; underserved communities; veterans and their families; local economic development; arts and community development; creative placemaking; and arts service organizations.

Youth Art Exchange has received three awards:

  • Professional Development and Consulting (PDC) program will help YAX strengthen organizational capacity and refine our strategic plan to continually strengthen our impact and work with the youth we serve.
  • Artists Activating Communities (AAC) grant will support the development of a new parklet in the Mission, designed by youth in our architecture program and led by Craig Hollow, YAX’s Architecture Program Director.
  • Artists in Schools (AIS) provides support for an Architecture residency for 30 San Francisco public high school youth in the Excelsior neighborhood, in partnership with John O’Connell High School.

Listen to Craig talk about the importance and potential of architecture in the lives of young artists, and check out some of the work YAX youth have produced in this video:

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