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How We're Responding

In accordance with Governor Newsom’s state wide shelter-in-place order, and with the needs of our youth, families, staff, and teaching artists in mind, we have suspended ALL Destiny Arts Center programming as of Monday, March 16 through at least Friday, May 1st. 

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Virtual Community Gala

Join us for CHAOS INTO CREATIVITY– Destiny’s Virtual Community Gala during shelter-in-place. Together we will celebrate the transformative power of art to create social change.

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Dancers from Destiny Arts at last years Gala fundraiser

The Black (W)hole

The Destiny Arts Youth Performance Company (DAYPC) and The Elders Project will work with commissioned artist Marc Bamuthi Joseph to create works of performance and public ritual honoring six young people who lost their lives in and around Oakland before the age of 32.

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As a leading creative youth development organization that equally values mastery of movement arts, inclusive communities, and cultivating advocates for peace, we work to:

– Deliver programs that develop creative, powerful, and peaceful youth and communities
– Create a welcoming culture of inclusion
– Train expert, diverse teaching artists

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