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.
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768 Delano Avenue, San Francisco, CA, 94112, United States
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for general operating support
Performing Arts Workshop uses arts education to develop the critical thinking, creative expression, and learning skills of youth between the ages of three and 18. The organization works in schools, transitional housing facilities, community spaces, juvenile detention facilities, and at its own facility in San Francisco. Each year, Performing Arts Workshop serves over 1,900 students with instruction and presentation opportunities in music, dance, creative writing, theater, spoken word, visual arts, and media arts. Support for Performing Arts Workshop aligns with the Performing Arts Program’s Youth strategy and Program Delivery substrategy.