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917 "C" Street
San Rafael, California 94901
(415) 457-4878

How to Book a Program

Know What You Want to Book?

To start the booking process, use our online form OR email Suzanne Joyal or call 415-457-4878 ext. 120.

Trying to Find the Right Program?

Think about the following questions and then go to our online Program Guide and use the filters to search for the perfect match for your needs:

  1. What art form are you looking for?
  2. What curriculum links do you want to make?
  3. Do you want art from a certain part of the world?
  4. What is your budget?
  5. What is the age group you are working with?
  6. How many people/classrooms are you hoping to serve?

Once you know what programs are of most interest, come back to this “How to Book at Program” page and contact our staff.


Our online Program Guide provides pricing for each program. All fees are subject to change without notice. Please note that prices on this website only apply to educational programs for schools and community nonprofits. We are happy to help you reach artists for your private or commercial events and projects, but prices may be different than you see here.

Travel Fees

Youth in Arts primarily serves Marin, Sonoma, San Francisco, West Contra Costa and Alameda counties. Travel fees may apply, typically $50-$100, depending on the drive mileage from our central location in San Rafael.

Confirming Your Program

You will receive a written contract via email or mail (whichever you discuss with the scheduling staff member). You must return this contract before Youth in Arts will confirm and schedule your Program. You can not assume the Program will take place until the contract is returned to Youth in Arts, with a deposit if required.

Cancellation policies will be clearly described in the contract you will receive. Your contract is a legally binding agreement.


Please do not give payment directly to Youth in Arts Mentor Artists. All payments should be made to “Youth in Arts” at 917 C Street, San Rafael, CA 94901. If you have questions or would like to pay by credit card, contact us at 415-457-4878.

A 20% non-refundable deposit is required for all Residencies. The deposit will be paid at the time you return your contract. You will arrange a payment schedule with our staff for the balance, with the final amount typically due at the conclusion of the Residency.

No deposit is required for Assemblies and Workshops, but you will be billed a cancellation fee if you cancel within the period specified in your signed contract. Although payment is not due until the day of the Assembly or Workshop, you must return your contract, as described above, to confirm your program.

Staffing Requirements

A teacher or other school employee will typically need to be present in the room at all times during the program. Youth in Arts Mentor Artists have been cleared through LiveScan, but you will still be expected to provide staff supervision during your program time. For Residencies, a Planning Meeting with all teachers participating is included in the cost of the program and staffing can be discussed at this time.


Youth in Arts has a strong commitment to reaching all learners and serving students with special needs. Please let our staff know if you have students with special needs, so we can help make sure your program is accessible for everyone.


You will be provided with evaluation forms online or in person after the conclusion of your program. Please return your evaluation! Your feedback will help us improve our services and better meet our mission of providing quality arts education for all youth in our community.

To book a `Til Dawn alumni artist, please return to their Artist page to find agent/booking contacts or contact us at for a referral.