Another wonderful New Growth: Vibrant Voices

YAX printmaking and photography on display at New Growth: Vibrant Voices

A Saturday afternoon full of visual art, live music and dance, films, hands-on activities, and arts admirers was a fantastic way to wrap up our Spring semester! Students from Youth Art Exchange shared some of the work that they created over the course of the semester, joined on the gallery walls and stage by a wide range of youth from Root Division’s after school Youth Education Program led by resident artists. The gallery was activated by performances by youth from the SF Rock Project, SFJAZZ, Destiny Arts, and Youth Art Exchange’s Fashion, Music Production, and Dance programs. Continue reading

Coming up in May: five (!!) events to keep you entertained this month

May is the final month of our Spring session! Everyone (youth, faculty, and staff alike) at Youth Art Exchange is busy putting final touches on artwork, details, and logistics for our roster of showcase events. We’re excited to celebrate all the work produced by YAX youth and community partners. Check out our list below – we’ll see you there!

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Enroll in YAX’s Summer programs

Applications for our summer programs are now open! We’re thrilled to bring back our renowned Traditional Percussion Internship and introduce two new programs to expand opportunities for San Francisco’s public high school students:

  • Youth Art Exchange Summer 2018 Filmmaking interns are making a webseries! This summer we’ll be exploring ideas of space and neighborhood through a youth-led webseries. We are building a team of writers and crew members who can create a series from start to finish. Each intern will receive a stipend of $425. They will be responsible for executing the series as well as completing an individual short documenting an aspect of the YAX summer program. Applications are due April 16learn more and apply here.
  • Rhythm moves us all, if you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to work as a professional percussionist, you should consider applying to the Traditional Percussion internship. As a percussion intern, you will gain experience in identifying and understanding different musical genres, their origins and cultural significance (Cuban, Brazilian, American Jazz, Pop Music and more). Our percussion internship will culminate with youth-led community workshops to share the skills they’ve learned with San Francisco residents. Each intern will receive a stipend of $300. Applications are due April 16learn more and apply here.
  • ARTBUILD is a FREE interdisciplinary architecture, art and design program for rising 9th graders. It is a program which applies the principles of design thinking to real-world issues. The program will connect rising 9th graders to the youth interns of Youth Art Exchange under the guidance of our teaching professionals. Applications are due April 30learn more and apply here.


Enroll online via the links above or stop by our office to pick up a paper application.