YOUTH IN ARTS

Creativity, Confidence and Compassion Through Arts Learning

aka Youth in Arts   |   San Rafael, CA   |  http://www.youthinarts.org

Mission

Mission Youth in Arts builds visual and performing arts skills through innovative and in-depth programs that foster confidence, compassion and resilience in students of all abilities. We develop capacity among educators and teaching artists, advocate for equitable access to arts education and offer opportunities for youth to share their creative voices. Vision Our vision is that youth of every background and ability have the creative skills, compassion, confidence and resilience to share their voices and achieve their goals.

Ruling year info

1973

Executive Director

Ms. Miko Lee

Main address

917 C Street

San Rafael, CA 94901 USA

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EIN

94-2178597

NTEE code info

Arts Education/Schools (A25)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Residencies: Artists in Schools (AIS) & Arts Unite Us (AUU)

Programs bring diverse mentor artists into public and private special day and typical classrooms, both in school and after school, to provide high quality visual and performing arts education to students of all abilities. This includes arts instruction (music, dance, theater, visual and media arts), workshops, professional development, presentations, teacher collaboration and arts integration.

Population(s) Served

Our program is one of California’s most extensive, providing
in-depth arts learning for children and young adults with physical, cognitive,
and developmental disabilities. 
During the 2007/08 school year, we served 285 VSA arts students in 28
sites involving 10 visual and performing artists.

Population(s) Served

I AM: Intensive Arts Mentorship: Youth in Arts is helping to discover and amplify the voices of the next generation of artist leaders through intensive teen arts programs led by professional mentor artists. Programs include `Til Dawn, a 14 member teen capella ensemble and C Street Project, various community engaged public art.

Population(s) Served

YIA Gallery is dedicated to celebrating children as artists, to illustrating the impact of arts education for all learners, and to inspiring and providing opportunities for art making.

YIA Gallery is located at 917 C Street in downtown San Rafael. We are open to the public at no charge from 10-4, Monday through Friday, with occasional evening and weekend hours for announced special events. Group tours must be reserved in advance.

YIA Gallery presents between 5-7 exhibits per year, most of which showcase the multi-disciplinary work of Youth in Arts’ students while also exploring the connection between Mentor Artists and the work of their students. Each exhibit is complemented with hands-on art-making experiences that provoke inquiry and inspiration.

Population(s) Served

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Financials

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YOUTH IN ARTS

Board of directors
as of 6/13/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Naomi Tamura

Naomi Tamura

Graphic Designer

Sheila Tuffanelli

Artist

Angela Rafner

Event Planner

Devin Dixon

Finance

Tim Distler

Renewable Energy Trust

Rich Storek

Architect

Melissa Briggs

Educator

Maura Torkarski

Arts Educator/Industrial Design

Rose Myers

Student Representative

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes