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Youth Art Exchange - Summer Internships


We are currently accepting applications for our 3 online multidisciplinary summer 2021 free arts internships. These 6-week internships include materials to explore two arts disciplines at home, and youth receive a $1500 stipend from Opportunities for All for participating. All three internships are led by professional artists—learn more about them here. Applications are due May 15;early applications are highly encouraged.


Dates: All programs meet online from July 6th-30th. All programs meet for 6 weeks from July 6th-August 13th. From July 6th-30th there are scheduled group meetings and from August 2nd-13th, youth will be completing independent study without scheduled meetings.


ArtBUILD: Architecture and Photography (STEM program)

Who can apply: rising 9th-graduating seniors at a San Francisco public high school (priority for rising 9th graders/current 8th graders)

Meeting times: July 6th-30th, Monday-Friday from 1-3pm


Fashion and Illustration

Who can apply: rising 9th-graduating seniors at a San Francisco public high school (priority for rising 9th-12th)

Meeting times: July 6th-30th, Mon/Wed/Fri from 1-3pm


2D Media and Music Production

Who can apply: rising 9th-graduating seniors at a San Francisco public high school (priority for rising 9th-12th)

Meeting times: July 6th-30th, Mon/Wed/Fri from 1-3pm


Deadline to apply:Saturday, May 15. Early applications are encouraged.


Application: Interested students can apply online now at youthartexchange.org/enroll


In an effort to make the arts more accessible, we prioritize low-income youth and youth of color. We also prioritize rising 9th-12th graders for our summer programs, although graduating seniors can apply. The selection process will be highly competitive.


Learn more by watching our 3 minute summer video on YouTube and Instagram, with narration by YAX Fashion student Dalya and music by YAX Music Production student Alex!

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