Today is the first day of YAX’s Fall semester! We’ll be welcoming 100+ new and returning students into Architecture, Black + White Photography, Digital Beatmaking, Fashion Design, Filmmaking, and Printmaking. Catch Youth Art Exchange, youth, and their work around San Francisco at these events: Continue reading
Youth Art Exchange keeps growing! In the last couple months, we’ve been joined by new staff, faculty, and interns, just in time to welcome nearly 100 new and returning Fall students. Continue reading
Each summer, Youth Art Exchange offers 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. Here are a few highlights from the 2016 summer session: Continue reading
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:
4–6PM at the Koret Auditorium: see work from our printmakers and photographers in the gallery and enjoy a vibrant performance by youth from our traditional percussion program on the stage.
6–7PM at The Mix: join us for screenings of films produced by youth in our digital media program and a reception with light refreshments.
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Each summer Youth Art Exchange offers 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. This exhibition features work from youth in our Digital Photo/Video, Printmaking, and Traditional Percussion internships.