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WHO WE ARE

The Young Artist Program is dedicated to creating a safe and nurturing space for teens in Philadelphia to learn and grow in an after school setting.


This program centers BIPOC, and LGBTQ+ identifying youth artists as well as adult leadership. We are committed to using art as a tool for personal growth and social change by providing students with both art instruction and opportunities for political activism.


We meet 3 days a week at the Crane Arts Building in South Kensington: our applications are open for 2022-2023.

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We're accepting applications for 2022-2023

Come join us this year -- Check out our What We Do page to get a sense of the art projects we do each year

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JOIN YAP

If you're a teen and want to build community, make art, and connect with bipoc lbgtq+ artists, we want to hear from you!

WHAT WE DO

From collaborative to individual art projects: we host teen exhibitions, skill-sharing workshops with guest teaching artists, gallery visits, outdoor hangs, and much more

GROW WITH US

We're invested in carving a space where youth can express themselves and reclaim agency via art-making: 

Help us grow by contributing to our needs: supplies, studio furniture, stipends etc...

 

"When you find a group of people you can actually smile with, that's when you realize you belong."

- YAP Member