Leadership at Youth Art Exchange includes a vibrant core staff comprised of arts professionals, faculty dedicated to encouraging youth creativity and empowerment, an advisory board whose wide ranging expertise enriches and informs the work YAX does to further excellence in youth arts education, and a team of youth leaders who work closely with YAX staff and faculty to shape and guide our mission and work.


We boast a diverse faculty of Professional Artists who live and work in the Bay Area with a passion for engaging and mentoring youth in a shared creative process. The relationship of artist-to-emerging high school artists is at the core of the Youth Art Exchange experience, creating access points to the Bay Area arts community and … Continue reading Faculty

Advisory Board

Our Advisory Board is comprised of individuals with expertise in many sectors, who share their talents and energy with Youth Art Exchange. Our legal board is the Board of its fiscal sponsor, The Tides Center. The Tides’ Board is not involved in the organizational development of Youth Art Exchange. The below Advisory Board functions as … Continue reading Advisory Board

Youth Leaders

By creating a community of youth from throughout San Francisco, Youth Art Exchange provides unique opportunities for youth to lead in the city around them through art and design. Teaching Assistants Youth Art Exchange engages advanced program participants in leadership activities throughout the year including paid internships as Teaching Assistants. In this position, students participate … Continue reading Youth Leaders


City & State Government California Arts Council Department of Children, Youth, and their Families Grants for the Arts San Francisco Arts Commission San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Office of Economic & Workforce Development San Francisco Public Utilities Commission Foundations Art for Moore B.L.I.N.G. Bothin Foundation Excelsior Community Action Grants Friedman Meyer GGS Foundation Kimball Foundation … Continue reading Donors