November 5th, 2013
Courtesy of Out of Site Youth Arts Center
Out of Site presents The Future Is Here, the third annual San Francisco Youth Arts Summit, on Saturday, December 14, at SOMArts Cultural Center. Doors open at 1 p.m. for interactive exhibitions, performances, workshops, and free food. Stay until 5 p.m. for our performance competition, where participants have the chance to perform on the main stage and win a cash prize. The performance competition is open to all Bay Area high school youth. This event is FREE and open to the public.
The Youth Arts Summit is a project of Out of Site Youth Arts Center and brings together young artists from a wide range of Bay Area organizations such as Out of Site Youth Arts Center, YBCA’s Young Artists at Work, the Children’s Creativity Museum’s C.I.T.Y. Teen Program, SFJazz, SFMOMA, San Francisco Public Library’s Board of Amazing Youth, Youth Leadership Institute, Chrysalis Studio’s Queer Art Project, ODC Dance Jam, Ex’pression College, Hip Hop for Change, MissionBit, Mission Girls, Root Division, RYSE Youth Center, SF Camerawork’s First Exposures, TILT, Larkin Street Youth, DJ Project, Brava Theater’s Mission Academy for Performing Arts, The Imagine Bus Project, Balboa High School CAST Program, June Jordan High School, Gateway High School, School of the Arts High School and more.
This year youth leaders from Out of Site, YBCA’s Young Artists at Work, the Children’s Creativity Museum’s C.I.T.Y. Teen Program, and the Youth Leadership Institute have partnered to make this an event you won’t want to miss. These are just a few of the exciting things you can do at the Youth Arts Summit:
- Create a stop-motion video with the Mobile Animation Studio led by the CCM’s C.I.T.Y. Teen Program
- “Play” our interactive music and arduino (software programmed) LED light installation
- Check out how to make object multiples with our 3D Printer
- Prototype a model of the San Francisco Library’s new Teen Center/Digital Media Learning Lab that includes a Makerspace, Audio/Video space, Performance Area, and Reading Nook
- Stop in our screening room for videos from RYSE Youth Center and TILT
- Stretch your writing, poetry and performance skills in workshops with Hip Hop 4 Change. (This is a great way to warm up for the performance competition)
- Take home a beautiful Youth Arts Summit souvenir when you visit our Photobooth.
- Cheer on your favorite young artists taking the stage for our performance competition (or sign up to jump on the stage yourself!)
- Check out artwork and performances by young artists from across the Bay Area and find out how to connect to their amazing youth arts organizations.
The Youth Arts Summit will culminate with a performance competition open to all high school youth and youth groups. Visit our website for more guidelines and info on how to sign up at www.youthartssummit.com.
The Summit is supported by our Paparazzi sponsor, Lick-Wilmerding High School.
Out of Site’s major funders include the San Francisco Department of Children, Youth and their Families, the San Francisco Arts Commission, the California Arts Council, the Syzygy Foundation, the Morris Stulsaft Foundation, the San Francisco Foundation, Stuart Kogod and Denise Garone, Roselyn Swig, John Osterweis and Barbara Ravizza, and the Stupski Foundation.
The Third Annual San Francisco Youth Arts Summit is supported by the SOMArts Cultural Center’s Affordable Space Program, which provides subsidized, large-scale affordable space and technical assistance to nonprofits. SOMArts receives support from the San Francisco Arts Commission’s Community Arts and Education Program with funding from Grants for the Arts/The Hotel Tax Fund.
The mission of SOMArts is to promote and nurture art on the community level and foster an appreciation of and respect for all cultures. To find out about SOMArts classes, events and exhibitions, please visit www.somarts.org
SOMArts is located at 934 Brannan Street in San Francisco. For up-to-date information on the event, check out our summit page at www.youthartssummit.com or join our event page on facebook.com/OutofSiteSF.