Performing Arts Workshop

For General Operating Support

  • Amount
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
  • Term
    36 Months
  • Type of Support
    General Support/Organization
Performing Arts Workshop helps young people develop critical thinking, creative expression, and basic learning skills through the arts, primarily serving at-risk, inner-city teens in San Francisco. The Workshop teaches K-12 students through 270 artist residency programs at more than 80 sites, reaching 4,200 students in public schools, after-school programs, and community centers. A leader in arts education advocacy and the broader education reform movement, its advocacy program uses research to influence policymakers and build grassroots coalitions to support the arts in schools, districts, and communities.
About the Grantee
1661 Tennessee Street, Unit 3-O
San Francisco, CA 94107-3572
Grants to this Grantee
for organizational adaptation  

Performing Arts Workshop is dedicated to youth arts education, and provides sequential arts programming for Bay Area students aged three to 18. The organization focuses on serving students in the southwest neighborhoods San Francisco, who may not otherwise have easy access to quality arts education. Its artist residencies in after-school programs, community centers, and 90 public schools, vary in length from 11 to 60 sessions, and serve more than 4,200 students. The organization is an advocate for excellence in arts education, using research to influence policymakers and build grassroots coalitions to support quality arts education. This grant will support adaptation planning and implementation for Performing Arts Workshop, and aligns with the Performing Arts Program’s Youth strategy.

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