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2018 Youth Art Summit

  • California College of the Arts 1111 8th St. San Francisco, CA USA (map)

Youth Art Exchange presents:

Art Sparks Action : The 8th Annual San Francisco Youth Arts Summit, a celebration of young artists and their vibrant contributions to the creative and cultural fabric of San Francisco.

On Friday, November 30: 6:30–8:30PM, California College of the Arts and YAX host the third annual Youth Arts Summit Film Festival and film competition.

On Saturday, December 1: 1–5PM, the space will be activated with a gallery viewing of work by YAX students and our partner organizations, a visual arts competition, artmaking with our faculty members, live music and DJs, performances and a performance competition.

All activities are FREE.

The San Francisco Youth Arts Summit, a project facilitated by Youth Art Exchange, is an annual gathering of young artists and arts educators, and the only event of its kind in the Bay Area. At the Summit, young artists lead and participate in workshops, interactive installations, exhibits, and performances. The Summit is a two day event that kicks of with a youth film festival and culminates with a performing arts competition open to all high school youth. In bringing together young artists from across the Bay Area, the Youth Arts Summit represents the next generation’s most innovative artists, film makers, architects, musicians, performers, and writers.

Youth and representatives from organizations across the bay come together to plan the Summit, building leadership and youth voice within the arts education and arts advocacy landscape, and forging deeper connections between young people and the organizations that they represent. We want to connect self identified youth artists to various arts colleges and arts programs and are inviting higher education institutions to participate to provide information and portfolio advice. This spirit of collaboration carries throughout the Summit and beyond to create a growing network of young artists, youth arts organizations, and higher education.

Participating organizations include:

826 ValenciaAcademy SF Latin Dance & Visual Art • BAYCAT Blick Art MaterialsCircus CenterCity College of SF Art Department  • Performing Arts WorkshopRoot DivisionRYSE Youth CenterRuth Asawa School of the ArtsSan Francisco Arts CommissionSan Francisco Public LibrarySF Art & FilmSouthern ExposureToday's Future SoundWhere Art LivesYoung People's Teen Musical Theatre Company • and more TBA!

The San Francisco Youth Arts Summit is presented by Youth Art Exchange and sponsored by California College of the Arts, Blick Art Materials, SF Film, The Arts Education Alliance of the Bay Area, and the San Francisco Arts Commission.