Comprehensive arts training and employment for youth
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, professional and creative connections, as well as tools for young people to practice the critical skill of turning their creative ideas into fully-realized art and design products.
Due to the uncertainty around Covid-19 and keeping in mind the health and safety of our community, we have updated our plans for summer programming. The June Free Wall session has been canceled, and the July and August sessions will have fewer participants to allow for necessary distancing. VALT summer sessions will be conducted online; keep an eye on the VALT page in the coming week for a list of virtual VALT workshops.
For more information about our response to this ongoing situation, please click the link or visit the web pages corresponding to the sessions you are interested in.
Visual art literacy training
Our Visual Art Literacy Training (VALT) program provides a comprehensive hands-on arts education for youth ages 12-21.
Free Wall is a free introductory 3-week summer camp in which students learn the history and techniques of aerosol writing with local masters of the medium.
JXTALabs paid youth apprenticeships
Young adults ages 14-21 are trained and employed in year-round apprenticeships in art and design. Apprentices are trained and mentored by adult practicing artists, designers, and architects in five revenue-earning production studios, or JXTALabs.
pathways to college & careers
Our Pathways to College and Careers (PaCC) program offers workshops, internships, and travel opportunities to our apprentices. Through these experiences, youth are able to explore who they are, define where they want to go, and lay out a pathway to get there.
Looking to enroll? Have more questions? Feel free to contact us.