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About the 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.


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

spring 2023 cohort: march to june
summer 2023 cohort: june to august
SPRING Artists-in-Residence



They are a 17 year old Latino-American artist based in San Francisco. Jenn (or Fer they/them) uses digital art to make silly little fellas in silly situations...



I’m Dana. I’m 17 years old, and I come from a Hispanic household. I try different art techniques and different ideas of art...



Eric Chen (he/him) is an Asian-American born and raised in San Francisco. His family originated from Guangdong, China. Eric’s photography and graphic design primarily focuses on the things actively occurring around the city...



I’m a Chinese American high school senior who has a big love of video games, gardening & of course, art. I was born & raised in SF...





I’m an Asian American artist typically working with traditional and digital art, however [I] also like working with story boarding. These artworks are usually exploring the concept of the reasons of life...



I am an Chinese America student who is currently enrolled in Galileo Academy of Science and Technology as a junior. I do ilustrations traditionally but I'm also beginning to explore the world of digital art I like to explore topics like insecurities, body image, and love with my illustrations because those are topics that are rarely brought up throughout my life...

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