Youth Art Exchange offers free year-round programming for San Francisco public high school students. All classes are free to attend, and several of our programs include stipends for participation.

Applications for Spring 2019 are open!

Our Spring 2019 session includes Architecture Firm, Digital + Film Photography, Fashion Design, Filmmaking, Industrial + Product Design, Music Production, and Printmaking. Stipends are available for Industrial + Product Design and Advanced Architecture Firm students!


Each session, Youth Art Exchange offers visual, performing, and technical arts classes that meet multiple times each week, over the course of 13 weeks. Spring Session students participate in our annual Howth Street Block Party and showcase their work in a gallery show; Fall Session culminates with the citywide San Francisco Youth Art Summit.


For the Summer Session, we offer 50 paid internships in the arts to public high school students in San Francisco. Interns receive professional experience in their medium and a stipend upon completion.