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Youth Arts Arise

What is Youth Arts Arise?

Youth Arts Arise is an arts education project for students ages 11 to 16.

Did we mention it’s FREE?

This FREE program is a great after school opportunity to explore  creativity in a wide range of artistic mediums.

Workshop themes encourage positive self-expression by means of exploring a multitude of cultures and traditions, embracing diversity while simultaneously working towards a better understanding of  individual identity.

Students ages 16-19 will have an opportunity to become peer leaders and receive a stipend to assist the artist instructors on a rotating basis.

Upcoming Youth Arts Arise Programs

The winter 2017 session for our after school arts program will run from January 10th through March 22nd (excluding February 21 and 22). Workshops will run on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3:30 to 5:00 pm.
To register, you can either fill in the All LanguagesYAA Form, Winter 2017 or pick one up in person from the office.


Our Supporters:

Big thanks to the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) for supporting Youth Arts Arise through the Cultural Investment Portfolio Projects (CIP) grant. And thank you to all of the generous foundations, individuals and donors who have given supplies and helped to make Youth Arts Arise a success:

The Boston Foundation

Boulter Lumber

Stanhope Framers

The Beautiful Stuff Project

Rugg Road Paper

Your Support Matters

Finally, we’d like to ask you to consider donating to the program to help it continue.  We’re approaching the end of our initial grant funding, and are seeking additional grants and have secured $2500 so far thanks to the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC).
If you’ve enjoyed the program, please consider making a contribution – any amount helps!  You can donate online here (with a note that it’s for Youth Arts Arise), or send us a check with a memo that it’s for Youth Arts Arise (payable to Arts at the Armory, mail to: 191 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA 02143).

Thank you so much, and we look forward to seeing you again in October!


Youth Arts Arise Timeline

June 2014 marked the first activities under the Youth Arts Arise banner.  We now run Fall, Winter and Spring semesters of Youth Arts Arise, along with a one-week  program during Summer.

Click here to watch the Documentary Youth Arts Arisers made in Summer.

Interested in becoming a Youth Arts Arise instructor?  Click here.