Who are we?
We are educators, artists, administrators and volunteers.
We are public: present in over 20 San Francisco schools, bringing art into classrooms, summer camps and after school programs.
We are people who believe passionately and intellectually that creativity and art introduced to kids — at decisive years — affects them in vibrant, practical ways for the rest of their lives.
We are observers who have seen first hand exactly how kids respond when they take ownership of their unique intellectual curiosities. We see children expressing positively without fear. We see youngsters enormously proud of things they’ve tried and accomplished. We glimpse the excitement of creating, interacting, and jump for joy moments when kids get to share their newfound talents with their friends and families
We are very lucky people.
Watch this short clip from "Bay Sunday" featuring SFArtsED Artistic Director Emily Keeler and SFArtsED alumna Cria Merchant as they provide an overview of SFArtsED programs.