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
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!
For our annual Block Party, we took a leap from our home base on Howth Street to Unity Plaza on Ocean Avenue to have a more centralized and visible space to engage with our neighborhood. We had a wonderful day of art, performances, conversations, (two!) bounce houses, delicious food, and beautiful weather! Continue reading
Have you applied for our summer programs yet? Good news – we extended the deadline for the Traditional Percussion internship to April 30th! Applications for ArtBuild – our new program for rising 9th graders – are also due on April 30th. Continue reading
At long last, the Ocean Avenue Block Party is just around the corner! For the fourth anniversary of this celebration, we’ve relocated from Howth Street to Unity Plaza on Ocean Avenue, for a bigger & better party and more opportunities to connect to our local community. Continue reading
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 16 – learn 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 16 – learn 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 30 – learn more and apply here.
Enroll online via the links above or stop by our office to pick up a paper application.
Organization of Women Architects and Design Professionals and Youth Art Exchange are partnering to support graduating high school seniors from YAX architecture and visual arts programs to advance their study of architecture and design related fields in higher education. Continue reading