We have extended our deadline to April 15 to apply for ArtBUILD (open to rising 9th graders only)! We are still accepting applications on a rolling basis for waitlists of our Music Production, Printmaking, and Filmmaking intensives.

Apply by using the form below.

We offer free year-round programming for San Francisco public high school students. We are currently enrolling for our summer 2019 free arts intensives.

Our Summer 2019 session includes: ArtBUILD, Filmmaking, Music Production, and Printmaking. Click the button below to read descriptions and locations of each program.


HOW AND WHEN TO APPLY

Fill out and submit the form below, or pick up at application at our office at 29 Howth Street.

The application deadline for ArtBUILD has been extended to Monday April 15th, 2019! We are still accepting applications on a rolling basis for waitlists of our Music Production, Printmaking, and Filmmaking intensives. You will hear back soon after you apply about whether you have been accepted. Early applications are encouraged.

  • All accepted candidates will be notified by Wednesday, April 10th.

  • There will be will be an orientation for accepted candidates on Wednesday, May 29th from 4-5:30pm.

QUALIFICATIONS / REQUIREMENTS

  1. The Filmmaking, Music Production and Printmaking programs are open to rising 9th – 12th graders who will be enrolled in a San Francisco public high school for Fall 2019. The ArtBUILD program is only open to rising 9th graders (current 8th graders) who will be enrolled in a San Francisco public high school for Fall 2019.

  2. Ideal candidates are focused, community engaged and artistically inclined. YOU MUST BE AVAILABLE FOR ALL WORKDAYS.

  3. In alignment with YAX’s mission, this program is free for participants in order expand access to and equity in the arts. There is a $50 materials fee. *This fee may be waived if it is a barrier to participation. Please email sofia@youthartexchange.org to request the fee to be waived.

PROGRAM SCHEDULE

Our summer programs run Mondays-Thursdays from 10am-3pm.
The ArtBUILD program runs from July 8th – August 1st.
The Filmmaking, Music Production and Printmaking programs run from July 15th – August 1st.
Click here for program locations.

Please complete the application form below. * = required


YAX Summer 2019 Arts Intensive Descriptions

ARTBUILD

ArtBUILD is an interdisciplinary architecture, fashion, art, and design program. It is a program which applies the principles of design thinking to real-world issues.

  • Where: The ArtBUILD program will take place at Youth Art Exchange, 29 Howth Street; but you will also spend a significant amount of time working off-site meeting professional artists and working in the community.

  • When: Monday, July 8th – Thursday, August 1st, 2019 | Mondays – Thursdays, 10AM-3PM

  • Who: The ArtBUILD program is only open to rising 9th graders (current 8th graders) who will be enrolled in a San Francisco public high school for Fall 2019.

FILMMAKING

Learn to write, direct, and edit your own short films as well as collaborate with other students to tell their stories. We will learn all aspects of film production like screenwriting, pre-production, cinematography, directing, sound design, animation, and editing.

  • Where: The filmmaking program will take place at Youth Art Exchange, 29 Howth Street; but you will also spend a significant amount of time working off-site meeting professional artists and working in the community.

  • When: Monday, July 15th – Thursday, August 1st, 2019 | Mondays – Thursdays, 10AM-3PM

  • Who: Rising 9th – 12th graders who will be enrolled in a San Francisco public high school for Fall 2019

MUSIC PRODUCTION

Work with professional DJ software and equipment to make your own beats, sample music, and perform/DJ.

  • Where: The music program will take place at Youth Art Exchange, 29 Howth Street; but you will also spend a significant amount of time working off-site meeting professional artists and working in the community.

  • When: Monday, July 15th – Thursday, August 1st, 2019 | Mondays – Thursdays, 10AM-3PM

  • Who: Rising 9th – 12th graders who will be enrolled in a San Francisco public high school for Fall 2019

PRINTMAKING

Create your own graphics to print on t-shirts, material, and paper. Replicate your ideas, designs, and drawings in a professional printshop.

  • Where: The printmaking program will take place at [x]space Arts Hub, 5137 Mission Street; but you will also spend a significant amount of time working off-site meeting professional artists and working in the community.community.

  • When: Monday, July 15th – Thursday, August 1st, 2019 | Mondays – Thursdays, 10AM-3PM

  • Who: Rising 9th – 12th graders who will be enrolled in a San Francisco public high school for Fall 2019