We’re thrilled to bring the youth film festival back to the San Francisco Youth Arts Summit!
On Friday night, December 1, we’ll host a happy hour and gallery preview in conjunction with the film festival.
Submit your short films! Continue reading
This week, we welcomed 125 students from all over San Francisco to the start of our Fall semester! There are still a few spaces in our Intro to Architecture + Construction and Music Production classes. Continue reading
Apply *now* for Youth Art Exchange’s free arts classes! This Fall, we’re offering classes in Architecture, Black & White Photography, Music Production, Filmmaking, Fashion Design, and Printmaking – free to San Francisco public high school students. Continue reading
Thank you to all who attended ART(S)MASH, celebrated and supported our amazing cohorts of youth, danced to the beats of YAX’s percussion ensemble, soaked in the wonderful array of printmaking and architecture work on display at the Cesar Chavez Student Center gallery, watched all the movies created by YAX’s filmmakers, and engaged with an fantastic panel of professional artists! ART(S)MASH was YAX’s first summer youth arts conference and was conceived and planned by our Youth Advisory Board, with support from YAX staff, faculty, and students.
Check out some photos from both days: Continue reading
Youth Art Exchange (YAX) is seeking an experienced faculty artist in fashion design to become a part of our vibrant youth arts center in San Francisco. We are hiring a faculty member to teach a fashion design class during our Fall 2017 Session. The after school class is held on Mondays & Wednesdays from 4pm to 6pm at YAX and the fall session runs from September 11 – December 12, with occasional events, meetings, and activities on weekends and evenings. If interested in additional teaching hours, there is also the opportunity to teach an in-school fashion design class. We are proud to have a high retention of faculty members and encourage applicants to apply who are interested in teaching long term. Continue reading
Youth Art Exchange interns are spending their final week preparing for two back-to-back showcase events!
Each summer Youth Art Exchange (YAX) interns engage in month-long intensive art practice in a variety of disciplines. This summer, the students engaged with the question, “As artists, how do we contribute to a thriving community?” Continue reading
Double your ♡ of YAX!
Low income students who are highly engaged in the arts are more than twice as likely to graduate college as their peers with no arts education. – Americans for the Arts
YAX engages these public high school students in the arts, when most of their schools have limited arts programming. In some cases, YAX infuses arts learning directly into the school day at schools without art programs. In a year, YAX reaches 350 students and 4000 audience members.
During the month of June, we’re focusing on raising money for our exemplary youth arts programs. For 4 weeks, 45 youth interns from San Francisco public high schools will get together as artists: makers, performers, and presenters. Our Advisory Board has pledge to match the first $2500 raised during this campaign! We only have two weeks left! Show your ♡ and turn your $10 donation into $20, $50 into $100, or $100 into $200! If 250 people donate $10, we’ll meet our goal!
Here are some examples of what we turn your donations into: Continue reading