About Youth Arts
Youth Arts provides in-depth artist residencies in underserved public schools filling gaps in limited arts programming and nurtures creativity in youth.
Youth Arts directly engages 400 youth ages 6-19 years and their families.
Youth Arts Highlights:
Youth Fellows @ High Schools
The goal of Youth Fellows is to integrate arts education, exhibition opportunities, professional arts training, and youth development.
Students in Oakland High Schools are exposed to quality arts experiences, hand-on art-making, creative artistic processes, and professional artistic practices that further enhances school curriculum. Participation includes small-group mentoring sessions with professional artists, exhibition, inclusion in the Directory of East Bay Arts, art supplies, an artist web page and extended opportunities to connect to professional and community-based networks and services in the arts.
Since initiating Youth Fellows in 2007, Pro Arts has worked closely with over 300 young artists in 7 schools.
Elementary and Middle Schools
In elementary and middle schools Youth Arts provides students with quality arts experiences, hand-on art making, and creative artistic processes that further enhance school curriculum.
Elementary Arts Integration Residencies are collaborative efforts bringing teaching artists and classroom teachers together to enhance curriculum. Residencies run 10 sessions per class over one semester.
Middle school residencies in-school and after-school begin with the start of the Fall semester and run through the academic year.