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:
This June, 13 printmaking interns gathered for an intensive 3-week course at Mission Grafica
to design posters on their favorite books. The interns discussed their needs for reading books as well as how books have provoked their imaginations and creativity. The interns’ collective concerns were how the technological phenomenon is emerging and impacting not only their own lifestyles but the society.
Through many conversations on insightful excerpts and unearthing the valuable messages of the book, the interns translated their visions through the medium of screenprinting, allowing their ideas to appear on a two-dimensional surface. The explorations through the print medium allowed them to contemplate on the formal elements of the work such as color, shape, composition, texture, form and etc. The interns spent a lot of time carefully depicting the imagery to bring out the emotions and lucid narrative of the book that also delivered their perception of the book.
On June 23, Youth Art Exchange presents an exhibition of work created by youth in our summer internship programs, in partnership with SFJAZZ and the San Francisco Public Library.
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.
RSVP here or on Facebook
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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.
Students from Youth Art Exchange showcase the work they’ve produced over the spring session at 2016’s SPRING SHOWCASE, May 14th at Root Division. Let us know you’re coming and RSVP here.
Thank you for your interest- this position is now closed. We will be announcing shortly!
The Program Manager of Youth Art Exchange (YAX) is responsible for carrying out the mission and programs of YAX, focusing on managing daily program operations and implementation, managing support and outreach to youth, schools, and parents, and building community connections and key collaborations. The Program Manager is also a public spokesperson for all YAX programs and mission. This position reports to the YAX Director of Programs. The Program Manager is a full-time position with benefits. Continue reading
Set in a mythical barrio during Carnival, Black Orpheus: Una Historia de Amor is inspired by the play Orfeo de la Concepcion by Brazilian poet and playwright, Vinicius de Moraes, presented by the American Conservatory Theater. For the May 8 opening, YAX faculty will host a series of workshops and performances. Continue reading
In support of YAX’s spring Digibeats Showcase on May 16, Patxi’s Pizza will be donating a portion of their proceeds from all sales at their Hayes Valley location, including dine in, delivery, take out, and catering. Continue reading