YAP x Philadelphia Community Bail Fund Journals
The Young Artist Program created reflective notebooks for mamas and caregivers coming home from Philadelphia Prisons.
The notebooks are available for preorder for $25 each.
Proceeds from the notebooks go to supporting The Young Arts Program and the Philadelphia Community Bail Fund
Youth Art Exhibition
The Young Artist Program is collaborating with Creative Resilience Youth to create and organize a public art exhibiton at the Cherry Street Pier this summer 2021.
Pillow-Affirmation Embroidery Workshop
We invite artists and makers to deliver workshops as Guest Teaching Artists.
For this workshop, our mentor Ivy-yon Jackson led us in an embroidery workshop by making pillows with words of affirmation.
Young Futurist Studies Series
This year, YAP has been participating in The Young Futurist Studies Series led by Ras Stanford of Deep Space Mind 215 (DSM215) to explore youth-led wellness innovations with collaborators at Creative Resilient Youth (CRY).
The Youth Futurism Series focuses on World Building and the concept of Futurisms in order to imagine inclusive futures filled with safety, care and joy.
Art Making at the Studio
We have a physical studio space at the Crane Arts building where we safely host workshops, have 1:1 art making with youth, and that we are actively furnishing
Pictured is Chelsey Luster Edwards who graciously painted our studio.
YAP BONANZA Holiday Art Auction
In December, we organized an art auction of the artworks we created to fundraise for YAP's expenses and more!
Gay Field Day
A day spent in community with our youth and supporters playing games, making art, and enjoying ourselves