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Generation Chinatown
Youth Artist-in-Residence Program


Presented by the Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco, Generation Chinatown is a youth artist-in-residence program for high school-age artists headquartered at 41 Ross, Chinatown. Through this program, a cohort of youth artists will develop their own artistic language, build leadership skills, and create art actions that enhance neighborhood recovery. 


Generation Chinatown prioritizes the development and growth of QTBIPOC youth artists living in San Francisco while being rooted in neighborhood. As a site-specific youth program, the youth artists are first oriented to the community’s resilient histories, cultures, and neighbors. Then over the course of the residency, the youth artists will create art while being exposed to a series of tours, site visits, and workshops by leading arts practitioners in the Bay Area & beyond. Finally, the youth artists will lead their own community events and a final showcase.


This new program aims to build creative capacity across different generations and invest in the neighborhood’s future.

spring 2023 cohort: march to june
summer 2023 cohort: june to august

This program is made possible by the San Francisco Arts Commission, Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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