2012 Youth Summit



















San Francisco, CA – (November 6, 2012) Find us at SOMArts for the second annual San Francisco Youth Arts Summit, on Saturday, December 8, 2012. Doors open at 2:00PM for exhibits, performances, workshops, and free food. Stay until 5:00PM for our performance competition, open to all high school youth for the chance to perform on the main stage and win cash prizes. SOMArts is located at 934 Brannan Street.

This event is FREE and open to the public. The Youth Arts Summit brings together young artists from San Francisco organizations such as the Out of Site Youth Arts Center, YBCA’s Young Artists at Work, the C.I.T.Y. Teen Program at the Children’s Creativity Museum,  Marsh Youth Theater, Dance Mission’s Grrrl Brigade, Root Division, WritersCorps, Oasis for Girls, Chrysalis Studio, June Jordan HS, BAYCAT, SF Mime Troupe, TILT, DJ Project, Balboa HS CAST Program, Project Level, First Exposures, Columbia Park Boys & Girls Club, the San Francisco Public Library, SCREAM, SF Jazz and more.

The San Francisco Youth Art Summit is brought to you by the Out of Site Youth Arts Center. Out of Siteis a San Francisco nonprofit that provides free visual and performing arts programs and paid internships in the arts for public high school students in San Francisco. Students come to Out of Site for a chance to experiment in the arts and a place to be themselves; they find artistic training, new mediums for self-expression and community engagement, and a diverse and supportive community.

This year youth leaders from Out of Site, YBCA’s Young Artists at Work and the C.I.T.Y. Teen Program at the Children’s Creativity Museum partnered to make this an event you won’t want to miss. These are just a few of the things to do to at the Youth Arts Summit:

  • - Make prints to trade through Out of Site’s bartering bank and ATM (Art That Matters) machine.
  • - Create a stop-motion video with the Mobile Animation Studio led by the CCM’s C.I.T.Y. Teen Program.
  • - Watch out for projection bombing and spontaneous performances throughout the day by YBCA’s Young Artists at Work.
  • - Catch a sneak-peak of the Marsh Youth Theater’s newest production, In and Out of Shadows.
  • - Stop in our screening room for videos from BAYCAT, June Jordan High School, TILT, S.C.R.E.A.M., and more.
  • - Stretch your skills with poetry, theater, printmaking and video workshops with WritersCorps, SF Mime Troupe, Chrysalis Studio and TILT.
  • - Cheer on your favorite young artists taking the stage for our performance competition.
  • - Check out artwork and performances from youth across San Francisco and find out how to connect with these arts organizations here in the city.


This year 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.

The summit is supported in large part by a youth-led Youth Empowerment Fund grant, as well as the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services and the Koshland Program of the San Francisco Foundation.

Out of Site’s major funders include the San Francisco Department of Children, Youth and their Families, the San Francisco Neighborhood Arts Collaborative, 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 Larry and Joyce Stupski.

The 2nd 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