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Youth Art Exchange: Summer and FAll Opportunities

YAX is currently enrolling for summer and fall youth programming.

Please note, we have changed our registration system to better manage enrollments and communicate with participants and families. Parents/guardians and students should complete the applications together as there are specific questions for both. If you need support completing an application, please contact

Apply for artBUILD

Our 3 week ArtBUILD internship will be interdisciplinary in architecture + comic book illustration. Participate in STEM + arts learning this summer with YAX. Open to SFUSD students who will be in grades 9-12 for 2023-2024. This year, YAX is partnering with Opportunities for All, a project of the Mayor's Office, so interns may receive a $1500 stipend for their participation. The ArtBUILD internship program runs (subject to changes): June 26 - July 14th, Monday-Friday from 10am-4pm. Final Summer Exhibition/YAX Activation 4-6pm on July 14 at 1950 Mission Street. The application deadline has been extended to is April 22nd but we recommend applying as soon as possible. *Space is limited* We prioritize public high school students from low-income households and marginalized backgrounds for summer programming. Email if you have any questions. All candidates will be notified by in early May. There will be will be an orientation, date TBD. You will ALSO need to apply for Opportunities for All if you would like to be eligible for the stipend.

Summer Intensives

We are launching new summer intensive programming for Middle and High School students. Join YAX’s faculty artists and a group of youth artists for a week-long intensive dive into a visual arts discipline. Youth will explore their selected discipline, using contemporary arts methods and tools, completing individual projects and a collaborative piece. No experience required. All materials will be provided. There is a fee for these intensives; however SFUSD students are able to apply for a financial need or racial equity scholarship. These programs support our core free after school programming!

Now enrolling for FREE 2023 fall high school arts programming for SFUSD students!

We offer free year-round programming for San Francisco public high school students. Each session, YAX has visual, performing, and technical arts classes that meet multiple times each week. We are now accepting students for our Fall 2023 FREE arts classes for San Francisco public high school students! With our new system, we are asking parents/guardians and students to enroll together. Please contact if you have any questions or concerns.

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