Youth Arts and Culture Council

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​​​​​​​​​​​​A civically engaged youth council who advocate for youth representation in Phoenix. 

This program is currently on hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. If you have any questions, contact Anel E. Arriola at

  • Young adult artists should have full body and voice representation in every planning process of all arts and culture experiences

  • Taking action for ones community must include young adult artists​ voices

  • Exposure to different identities is beautiful

  • Arts and Cultures are the expression of humanity across generations

  • In conversations and opportunities to artistically collaborate with full representation from all persons at the intersection of any age, race, culture, class, religion, sex, national origin, ability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression


  • Weekly meetings of the YACC to review issues relating to arts and culture programs, and services for youth. 

  • Monthly events to enhance youth participation in arts and culture.

  • An annual city-wide gathering of all young Phoenix artists to meet and discuss ways to strengthen communities through arts & culture.

  • Presentations to recommend changes in programming and policies at Arts Advocacy Day at the State Capitol, City of  Phoenix Budget Hearing Meetings, Arts Organizations, Social Services facilities, and other spaces youth are affected

  • Support Social Media accounts which link all young people to arts and culture events