Fiscally Sponsored Project

Youth Art Exchange


Reed Davaz McGowan


San Francisco, CA, United States

YAX aims to engage public high school youth in free, high quality visual and performing arts programming, and build arts and leadership skills through community engagement projects. Spanning multiple disciplines, our work includes architecture, dance, fashion design, filmmaking, film photography, music production, printmaking, and percussion in the following programs:
Fall and Spring After School Arts Classes
Fall and Spring In School Arts Classes
Summer Stipended Internships and Intensives
Youth Advisory Board and Teaching Assistants
Exhibitions in professional arts spaces each session (including the Youth Arts Summit)
[x]space, an experimental youth gallery and workshop space

Our pairing of professional artists with youth fosters a multidisciplinary creative community from which public art projects and civic interruptions emerge as art inspires action. Projects conducted in the context of the city’s vibrancies and disparities, are realized beyond classrooms in the real world.