Youth Arts Summit Workshop Presenters

The Arts Education Alliance of the Bay Area is a coalition of arts providers, educators, and advocates working together to ensure that all youth in the San Francisco Bay Area receive a comprehensive and quality arts education.

AEABA provides a forum for an exchange of information and ideas among the broader arts education community and works in collaboration with San Francisco Unified School District, community-based organizations, City agencies, and funders to advance the education and well-being of students through involvement in the arts. Additionally, it serves as a unifying voice for a dynamic local community, comprised of arts organizations, educators, parents, students, and business and community leaders committed to transforming the role of arts education in the San Francisco Bay Area.

AEABA organizes professional development workshops, networking events, monthly newsletters, a blog, and arts education advocacy events. Events are free for all members to attend.

BAVC is a community hub and resource for media makers in the Bay Area and across the country, serving over 7,500 freelancers, filmmakers, job-seekers, activists, and artists every year. BAVC provides access to media making technology, storytelling workshops, a diverse and engaged community of makers and producers, services and resources. BAVC advocates for those whose stories aren't being told, and provides the resources for anyone to create and share, and amplify their stories and those of their communities. BAVC's diverse, innovative programs lead the field in media training for youth and educators, technology and multimedia focused workforce development, visually-driven new media storytelling and audio-visual preservation.

BAVC has been a trusted community educator, collaborator, incubator, community builder and resource for the media arts world since 1976.

CCA attracts promising students from around the world who want to attend one of the best art and design schools in the U.S. We educate talented, visionary students to become versatile makers with inventive solutions to advance culture and society.

Founded in 1895 in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, the de Young museum has been an integral part of the cultural fabric of the city and a cherished destination for millions of residents and visitors to the region for over 100 years.

On October 15, 2005, the de Young museum re-opened in a state-of-the-art new facility that integrates art, architecture and the natural landscape in one multi-faceted destination that will inspire audiences from around the world. Designed by the renowned Swiss architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron and Fong & Chan Architects in San Francisco, the new de Young provided San Francisco with a landmark art museum to showcase the museum’s priceless collections of American art from the 17th through the 20th centuries, Textile arts, and art of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas.

The de Young is part of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.
After nine years on the Richmond landscape, the RYSE Youth Center is a place where integral parts of a hurting and glorious city come to shed conflict so that they may seek and create solutions.
A young woman sits in the recording studio staring at her notebook in silence. There is no calm hum here but the chest-pumping shake of kick drums and keyboard stabs.

Down the hall in the kitchen youth play microwave roulette, heating up soup as they cross the after-school bridge between lunch and dinner or finally have their first and/or only meal of the day. They discuss slut shaming, a young feminist conversation for which they develop language on the spot.

On the other side of the building in the education room students crowd around a table for multi-subject tutoring, debating the hierarchy of YouTube dance video preferences between readings of the Periodic Table.

Down the hall in the group room the on-site therapist rises between sessions to cover a shift at the front desk.

Everywhere youth press for attention silently and in chorus. Every day. Always.

San Francisco Art Institute is dedicated to the intrinsic value of art and its vital role in shaping and enriching society and the individual. As a diverse community of working artists and scholars, SFAI provides its students with a rigorous education in the fine arts and preparation for a life in the arts through an immersive studio environment, an integrated liberal arts curriculum, and critical engagement with the world.

Teaching Artists Guild (TAG), a fiscally sponsored project of Community Initiatives, is a member-driven organization committed to the professionalization and visibility of artists who teach. We are the voice of the teaching artist, communicating the depth and breadth of work that teaching artists provide our educational systems and communities.

The Youth Arts Summit is made possible with support from: