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Destiny Arts Center has adapted to offer virtual programming and events. Registration for Summer Session is now open, and in the mean time, keep connected with us by checking out the #CantStopDestinyArts virtual class playlist on YouTube.



Creating Connections

Destiny Arts Center is opening the floor for our community to talk about what matters to them. What can our community look like if we imagine it together? NEXT UP 6/9 at 5 PM: A conversation with the creators of Seed Language, Destiny Arts Youth Performance Company’s 2016 documentary dance theater production about the Black Lives Matter movement.

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The Black (W)hole

The Destiny Arts Youth Performance Company (DAYPC) and The Elders Project will work with Marc Bamuthi Joseph, Yoram Savion, Brett Cook and a team of powerful collaborators to create a poetic documentary film to honor six young Black people who lost their lives in and around Oakland before the age of 32.

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Join Us

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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