For Students

Gain Experience

At JXTA, we place a high value on learning by doing, because we know young artists learn and grow in their core competencies through experiences. We provide a safe space, mentorship, connections, and tools so that young people can practice the critical skill of turning their creative ideas into fully realized art products.

Build Confidence & Competence

As a JXTA participant, you’ll grow as a confident and competent artist as you overcome creative challenges and achieve visible successes. Young people who have participated in JXTA’s programs have gone on to become professional artists, business owners, activists, students, and proactive community members.

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Visual Arts Literacy Training (V.A.L.T.)

Designed for young artists to explore, refine and grow their skills in the arts. VALT is an opportunity to learn alongside Professional Artists to build a base of skills to use in future educational and professional endeavors.

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JXTA Labs – Arts Apprenticeships

Once JXTA students reach a level of mastery in Visual Art Literacy Training they may apply for a paid apprentice position and work with professional artists in graphic design, screenprint, environmental design, contemporary arts or public art studios.

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JXTA Teachers

"They always want us to do better by encouraging us and pushing us past our limits at times."
— JXTA Student