We are inspiring and igniting social change through the arts.

About us


girls dancing in the street outside of Destiny Arts Center


While Destiny staff and teaching artists miss you dearly, our first priority is safety. Be assured, we have been working diligently on various reopening scenarios. No matter the context, we are committed to continuing to provide high quality youth programming. Starting in September and continuing through December 2020, all of our programs will continue to be virtual. As Alameda County eases shelter-in-place restrictions, we will explore options where safety will remain our number one priority.


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 7/30 at 5 PM is Creating Connections Series: Youth Moving Our World.

Learn More


girls dancing in the street outside of Destiny Arts Center

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.

Learn more


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

Sign up to stay up to date on all of the latest news from DAC.

*Fields required

You can unsubscribe at any time.