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5/18/16: Walker Rezaian Creative HeArts Fund Application Due


WRLogoForBLOGYouth in Arts is proud to announce the fourth year of  the Walker Rezaian Creative HeArts Fund to celebrate the life of five-year-old Walker Rezaian. To honor Walker’s love of the arts, we worked with his family to create a kindergarten visual arts program focused on the theme of friendship. The program combines a visual arts residency with teacher professional development, parent training, a gallery exhibit of student work, and a community-wide celebration of friendship and kindergarten artists.

We encourage you to visit the Imagining Friendship Gallery exhibit April 8 – May 27 at Youth in Arts so you can get a sense of the depth of the program.

If you are interested in this program for your kindergarteners, please complete the online application and submit it to Youth in Arts by May 18, 2016.


The Selected School will receive a Youth in Arts visual arts program valued at $12,000.  The Program includes:

  • 6 months to a full year of visual arts residencies in kindergarten classrooms  (length of program depends on number of classrooms)
  • Teacher Professional Development Workshop in Visual Arts Exploration
  • Parent Arts Partner Training Workshop
  • Art Exhibit with interactive Community Open House at YIA’s Gallery in Downtown San Rafael



Title 1 School in Marin County (Kindergarten classrooms)



May 18, 2016 Deadline to submit application

June 21, 2016             Announcement of selection made in a public event, on the YIA blog and by e-blast, and selected school will be personally notified.

Fall 2016        Kindergarten Creative HeArts Program Commences

Spring 2017    Gallery Exhibit of student work, and community-wide celebration


How to submit:

Online here  feel free to email for additional information: