At the Summit, young artists lead and participate in workshops, interactive installations, exhibits, and performances.

The Summit kicks off with a series of Professional Development opportunities, panel conversations and workshops Monday 11/30-Thursday 12/3. The Summit features a variety of workshop offerings, some geared towards youth, some geared towards teaching artists and arts education professionals, and some are designed to be intergenerational. Workshops will be presented by Youth Art Exchange’s Faculty Artists; Youth Art Exchange’s Youth Advisory Board; RYSE Youth Center; de Young Museum; California College of the Arts; SFMoMA; Teaching Artist Guild; Arts Education Alliance of the Bay Area; San Francisco Art Institute; BAVC; CULK and more. Learn more about presenters.

All workshops are free and open to the public.

Monday 11/30, 12pm
YAX Faculty Artists Present: Creating Artistic Community with Youth in a Digital Space

with Alfie Macias, Alyssa Aviles, Chris Wood, Francesca Mateo, Logan Kelley, Matthew Brown, Trish Callo, Trena Noval (moderator)
Monday 11/30, 3pm
Youth Art Exchange’s Youth Advisory Board Presents: In My Room: Mental Health and Art

with Antonio, Casey, Dalya, Emmy, Jodi, Leena, Michaela, Natalie, Nikki, Rachel, and Tiffany ***youth led***

Tuesday 12/1, 12pm
Teaching Artist Guild Presents: Self Advocacy for Teaching Artists

with Miko Lee
Tuesday 12/1, 3pm
RYSE Youth Center Presents: Unspoken Stories: As Told By the Griot

with Isaiah Grant and Adriana Avalos ***youth led***
Wednesday 12/2, 12pm
Arts Education Alliance of the Bay Area Presents: Intergenerational Collaboration: Youth Leaders and Adult Accomplices

with Indi McCasey and Paula Ortega
Wednesday 12/2, 3pm
DeYoung Museum Presents: Explore Creative Careers: Museum Edition

with Benjamin Shaykin, Francisco Rosas, Renee Villaseñor, Sarah Kleiner, and PJ Gubatina Policarpio (moderator)
Wednesday 12/2, 4pm
CULK Presents: AMA: Selling Your Work Online

with Sam Culkins and Brian Lance
Thursday 12/3, 12pm
San Francisco Art Institute Presents: Best Practices During COVID: How are we managing?

with Amy Berk
Thursday 12/3, 3pm
CCA Presents: Portfolio Workshop, Essay Prep, Careers in Art

with Claudia Molina
Thursday 12/3, 4pm
BAVC Presents: SF Community Media

with Javan Jiles and Melanie Ayala

Friday 12/4, 4pm
Youth Arts Celebration

The Youth Arts Summit Celebration on Friday 12/4 from 4-5:30pm will feature exhibitions of youth work, performances, and speakers from across the Bay Area arts education landscape, co-hosted by YAX’s Youth Advisory Board.