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“YAC is why I am where I am ... artistically, emotionally, and physically. I like where I am.” – Ruth Callaway, YACster

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“YAC is why I am where I am ... artistically, emotionally, and physically. I like where I am.” – Ruth Callaway, YACster

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“YAC is why I am where I am ... artistically, emotionally, and physically. I like where I am.” – Ruth Callaway, YACster

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“YAC is why I am where I am ... artistically, emotionally, and physically. I like where I am.” – Ruth Callaway, YACster

How to Apply

how to apply

If you want to join the Collective you must:
  • be in high school or college and 14-22 yrs old
  • do art a lot on your own time, beyond art class
  • commit to a minimum of 2 afternoons/week for 3-4hrs each time (8 hours/week)
  • want to become an active part of a creative community

Here’s what you need to do:
  1. Visit the studios to get a feel for it
  2. Pick up an application
  3. Interviews are on Thursdays by appointment. Bring a completed application with several examples of your art, two recommendations (from both a teacher and a member of the community). This is not a portfolio review. We just want to see you are motivated to do your own self-generated work . There are no assignments here. Bring current artwork, sketchbook, photos, digital images, and your enthusiasm.
  4. You will hear back from us in 1-2 weeks. Space is limited. Sometimes there is a waiting list for newly accepted YACsters. Or sometimes if an applicant isn't ready for our Program, we invite them to reapply when they are. Otherwise, this is the best place in town to be if you are a young artist, serious about your art, and looking for a creative community and mentorship.
  5. Parents of high schoolers are asked to come to the interview.
  6. Dues are $50 per month. (Sliding scale and scholarship awards considered on individual basis)

YAC is open to the public Weekdays: 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Saturdays: 12:00 noon – 4:00 p.m.