Young Artists at Work

The YBCA Young Artists at Work (YAAW) program is a paid, year-long, multidisciplinary arts-as-activism residency for Bay Area high school youth at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. The YAAW program is designed for young people that are interested in expanding their artistic craft while connecting with local communities and the contemporary art world.

APPLY NOW for the 2013-14 YBCA YAAW Program!

yaaw From July 14th through August 7th, 25 Bay Area high school youth spend their afternoons immersed in contemporary art and ideas at YBCA, learning from local and global artists who make project-based, social-justice-oriented work.

Then, the YAAWs spend the year (after school, on Tuesdays and Thursdays) designing and producing original community-based arts projects under the guidance of YBCA artist-mentors.

You could be one of these youth! But you’ve got to get your application in before the deadline: JUNE 1st at 11:59 pm!

If you are:

  • …a critical thinker
  • …a creative visionary
  • …driven to make art that inspires change in the world around you
  • …excited about collaborating with other young contemporary artists
  • …ready to design and produce your own community-based arts project
  • …interested in FREE access to YBCA gallery exhibitions, performances and films
  • …and would like to be paid up to $225 a month to do so, the YAAW is for you!

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YBCA’s programs are made possible in part by:
Koret Foundation
Lam Research
National Endowment for the Arts

YAAW is made possible in part by:
EmcArts, American Alliance of Museums’ Center for the Future of Museums, and MetLife Foundation
Walter & Elise Haas Fund
The Kimball Foundation
JPMorgan Chase Foundation
The Bernard Osher Foundation
Panta Rhea Foundation
The Sato Foundation
U.S. Bank
Wells Fargo Foundation